I followed surgent's recommendation and drove in via IR-68. The drive in was absolutely amazing with beautiful forest and lovely meadows. The road got a little rougher closer to the peak but was pretty decent overall. Quick hike but very nice views.
"Hiked" up the service road with Scott Peavy whilst bagging peaks in the area. The walk up was so-so, but summit views were quite nice, especially straight down the dramatic N-facing cliffs. We spent some time wandering the top and examining the funky telecommunications equipment, but headed down upon spotting some approaching rain.
Hiked up the service road - fall colors were incredible. Views off to the north towards Red Valley and Shiprock also amazing. There was a small electrical fire just north of the peak, and a spotting crew on top.
Honda made top (barely). Walking would have been smarter.
Nice views to north.
A nice little hike.