The Mace (4,840 ft)
-East Face (III 5.9+) - RT 1 mi / 450 ft gain
Wilson Mountain (7,122 ft)
-Wilson Mountain South Trail #10 (class 1-2) - RT 10.6 mi / 2,200 ft gain
A Little Local Lore
Richard Wilson was killed by a grizzly bear in 1885, in the area now called
Wilson Canyon. That's the story most locals hear. The rest of the story is,
he also killed the bear.
Fifty years later, grizzlies in Arizona became totally extinct.
Perhaps that's why the rest of the story goes untold.
People may not have memorialized Wilson had they known that the bear attacked when he was
already full of lead.
Today, the more bashful black bears are the only reminders of the dramatic
events at Wilson Canyon.
Red (Rock) Tape ?
All vehicles must display a Red Rock Pass when parked at trail-heads.