Mount Ajo Climber's Log

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technicolorNH - Nov 18, 2020 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2020

standard route  Sucess!

The herd path is pretty well developed beyond the Bull Pasture sign, with numerous cairns. I still managed to lose the trail once on the way up and down. Two and a half hours to the top from the parking area. A Border Patrol helicopter buzzed the summit when I was back in the parking lot at sunset.

gbegin - Mar 20, 2019 6:59 am Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2019

Gary Begin   Sucess!

Spent a wonderful day in Ajo with my brother and his wife. This is a great hike in the spring. The desert was full of flowers and we actually say running water in a few areas on the way up the trail. Compared to the Northeast where we are from, it's a totally different experience. This hike gives non-stop views all day long. We had no trouble following the cairns after Bull Pasture.


hgrapid - Jan 13, 2019 7:18 am Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2019

Steep with great views  Sucess!

Went with the TLC Group out of Phoenix, AZ. Estes Canyon Trailhead up the standard route. It was steep, but not too taxing. Tremendous scenery.


mstender - Mar 4, 2018 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2018

Fantastic Scenery!  Sucess!

Fairly cool day for this time of the year and a nice breeze at the top made it very pleasant. The hike itself was easier than expected with an easy to follow trail all the way to the top. Absolutely stunning scenery!


gimpilator - Jan 15, 2016 8:19 pm Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2016

27 Peaks in 21 Days  Sucess!

Ajo is a nice hike with interesting summit rocks. This was part of a 21 day hiking road-trip I did with Heather. Other peaks on this trip include:

Pinos, Sawmill, Aliso, Signal, Castle Dome, Miller, Superstition BM, Turtle HP, Old Woman, Granite, Cinder Cone 3894', Avawatz, Pahrump, Pinto, Nelson HP, Panamint Butte, Canyon Point, Shadow, Grapevine, Wahguye, Palmer, Stirling, Northshore, Black Mesa, Hamblin, and Little Virgin.

We also visited Heiroglyph Canyon, Marble Canyon, Cottonwood Canyon, Sheep Spring Canyon, Cadiz Dunes, Mojave Lava Tube, Parowan Gap Dinosaur tracks and numerous pertroglyph sites.

See the trip report with photos for more information.


jdmorehouse - Apr 6, 2015 5:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2015

Easy Day  Sucess!

A use trail leads all the way to the summit. Warm on the return leg.


mhengst - Dec 5, 2012 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2012

2x, wouldn't recommend our shortcut  Sucess!

Led this as part of a three day with Baboquivari, Stud Mountain, and Little Picacho when our attempt to climb Cerro Pinacate was shut down by "security concerns".

There's a trail all the way to the top and since several of us had been there before we tried to descend the gully to the west of the peak to make things more interesting. It's slightly brushy that way...

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Mar 24, 2012 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2012

Beautiful area!  Sucess!

A very nice hike in one of the most beautiful desert environments I have ever seen!


Daria - Oct 22, 2011 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2011

pretty  Sucess!

Great times, nice area

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Mar 27, 2010 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2010

Beautiful day  Sucess!

The hike on the ridge to the summit was full of sun and awesome views. Perfect. Estes Canyon Trail in the evening is a nice end to the hike.


sbkelley - Apr 26, 2009 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2009

Ajo spring day  Sucess!

Temps in the 80s made the hike a bit warm, but comfortable with the breeze, plenty of water and sunscreen. Panoramic views and vibrant colors, plus the cacti in bloom, made this one a treat. Will definitely be back to the monument.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Feb 28, 2009 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2009

Mt. Ajo Trail  Sucess!

With Tom Becht, below. A very pretty area. Trip Report


bechtt - Feb 18, 2009 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2009

Mt Ajo Trail  Sucess!

Day 4 of the DPS-orama with Bob Burd. Incredible place.


oldadit - Aug 6, 2008 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Jan 23, 1999

100 mile view  Sucess!

Hiked standard Bull Pasture trail with my wife.
This peak gets a lot of DPS traffic, since it is on their list.
From the top I think we saw Mount Lemmon, 115 miles away.
Jonathan de Ferranti's computer panorama from Lemmon suggests
that this view is possible on a clear day.


leftfield - Mar 27, 2008 4:31 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2008

Route Climbed - Mount Ajo Trail  Sucess!

My girlfriend Jan and i tackled this on a Spring Break vacation. Much easier than i thought. A well-cairned trail all the way to the top. Beautiful scenery and bearable air temps. It's a Desert 98 peak !


surgent - Jan 2, 2007 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2006

Sayonara 2006  Sucess!

Outstanding day for a climb, and a lot of fun - and challenging, too. My trip report (, Dec 31, 2006

Dave K - Dec 5, 2002 9:28 pm

Route Climbed: Mt.Ajo Trail Date Climbed: November 25, 2002  Sucess!

This was a wonderful climb. The weather was comfortably cool and overcast. The views were spectacular.

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