Potosi Mountain Climber's Log

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md - Sep 8, 2019 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2019

Mt. Potosi  Sucess!

Mt. Potosi


GlennD - May 11, 2019 1:09 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2019

West Ridge   Sucess!

Hardest part was the initial climb to gain the ridge. From there the grade mellows out. GPS says it’s 6.7 miles out and back, 3,400 total feet gained if you stick to the ridge top.

T. White

T. White - Oct 30, 2018 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2018

Road walk  Sucess!

Met a group of workmen birdwatching near the crest who could hardly believe I'd walked up from the gate and was continuing on to the summit. Didn't see another soul the rest of the way, and the last entry in the register was more than two weeks old! Massive burn scar from last year's fire.


jdmorehouse - Apr 3, 2018 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2018

3rd Time  Sucess!

Beautiful weather, cool. Staying right on the crest of the ridge seems to work best. Good views in all directions.


gimpilator - Dec 20, 2016 11:10 am Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2016

28 Peaks in 15 Days  Sucess!

We walked the south road which was snow covered above 7000 feet. I tagged the south peak as well on the way down.

Other peaks we did during this trip include; Cheyenne, Muddy Mountain, Muddy Peak, Virgin, The Orphan, Silica Dome, Cairn, The Sentinel, East Redstone, Redstone, Mystery Cairn, Vista, Hayford, Clark, McCullough, Spirit, Stepladder, Big Maria, False Maria, Black Butte, Chuckwalla, Pinto, Orocopia, Toro, Santa Rosa, and Thomas.

Click here to see the trip report with photos.


philadendron - Apr 13, 2014 1:23 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2014

Via Service Road  Sucess!

Didn't mind getting the majority of the vertical over with in the first 1.5 miles, but coming down that same section was hell on my knees. Otherwise, felt good and shared the summit with someone who approached via the wash/ridge to the West/Northwest.


fedak - Jan 13, 2014 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2014

Service Road  Sucess!

Another quick training trip up the brutally graded service road.
Pics/commentary are here.

Very little snow this year and supposedly someone shotgunned up the snowcat that used to be up there. The approach and ridge road had also been regraded since my last trip.


RaymondShevsky - Dec 19, 2013 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2013

Service road slog  Sucess!

Steep leg workout in the desert heat!


DougHemken - Apr 2, 2013 12:20 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2013

Pinyons, junipers, cliffs  Sucess!

A beautiful afternoon hike! I was surprised at how few footprints I found!

On the route from the West: Easiest to follow the ridgeline/cliff edge. Although there are a few little ups and downs (including mild third class), the going is easier than wandering among all the trees.


jdmorehouse - Mar 13, 2013 1:37 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2012

From the West  Sucess!

I got a late start and was surprised by how slow going it was. I came down some cliffy areas in the dark.


seano - Oct 15, 2012 10:12 am Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2012

From the northwest  Sucess!

Doing this in the clouds without much beta, we started from just before the "we'll shoot you" buildings on the Potosi Pass road, and ended up finding a class 3 route way on the west end of the west ridge. We (finally) summited in a light snow shower, descended near the old power line, and picked up an old trail back to the car.


jtellis - Mar 25, 2012 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2012

service road  Sucess!

Took the service road up from the gate -- a good leg-burner on the way up to the ridge. Great views in all directions, though the wind was intense and sandstorms began to kick up in the distance. Nobody else around, which was nice. I saw wild horses on the way in, and took a spin through Goodsprings at the end of the hike, which was interesting. Knees are a bit sore -- that steep paved road is really hard on the legs during the descent.


fedak - Feb 11, 2011 2:27 am Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2011

Service Road  Sucess!

Couple stretches of the road were still holding a fair amount of ice/snow. (A maintenance truck got stuck in a snowbank while I was on the peak)

Nice clear day and great 360 views from the summit. Damn steep initial stretch of road.

Pics and trip report here.


ShinLV - Feb 6, 2011 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2010

3 times from different way  Sucess!

I tried it as an training hike for C2C (Cactus to Cloud) hike. It was good but boaring. So, I have decided to descend the South East Face Canyon and hike back up to the 1st antenna tower then descent different way.
Trip Report

I also hiked up from Potosi Spring. It was fun clss 2-3 hike.
7.75 mile round trip.
From Potosi Spring trip report


Dean - Apr 20, 2009 9:06 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2009

Nice day hike  Sucess!

A nice breeze kept the heat at bay. About ten miles from the gate round trip and it took me three hours up and two down. The last two miles are knee killers and I was glad I had trekking poles to save my aging knees. Signed the register that Sacha placed and noticed some familiar names. Great views from up there. I wanted a good workout for some upcoming and longer hikes in Arizona and this one filled the bill perfectly.


lasvegaswraith - Apr 6, 2009 12:28 am Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2009

Look out for the Service Guys  Sucess!

Nice trip up, except for nearly being run down by the service guys near the top. They should be added to Moapa's list of potential hazards.


surgent - Apr 7, 2008 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2008

Good exercise.  Sucess!

Followed service road to the top. Nothing logistical. Just a good day out for a hike. Views are very nice in all directions. Evidence of 2005 fire everywhere, but parts are growing back nicely.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Mar 6, 2008 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2008

From Potosi Spring  Sucess!

After Bridge Mtn in the morning, this one was rather bland. Still, a nice afternoon hike. Trip Report


jimegan - Feb 8, 2008 7:37 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2000

MT POTOSI  Sucess!



redsplashman23 - Nov 20, 2007 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2007

Up the Road  Sucess!

Very Steep Road the 1st half of the hike. Great Views in all directions!

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