Took two hours and eighteen minutes from the paved parking area to the summit. It really is a spectacular view.
Very beautiful area with dramatic rock formations and great views from the summit. I was surprised how dense and lush (at least for AZ) the forest was on the upper slopes. Didn't see a bear but there was bear scat all over the place. They seem to like the area too...
Well graded trail led up to some interesting "cement" stairs that led to where a lookout once stood. We had a nice day but it did turn hot as we got close to the trailhead. Stewart Campground has 6 nice spots and seems to be pretty popular with bird watchers.
A nice trail hike with my wife. Some bird watcher
left binocs in the register box.
I only had one day to hike in the range since we were on our way back to New Mexico from a California road trip. So I decided to hike Silver Peak instead of Chiricahua per Weeds recco. It was a perfect day on the mountain. Perfectly still air, perfect temp, and great views. The 3,000 vertical gain/loss was a bit rough on me, but well worth it.
A breezy, sunny, clear and bone-dry Arizona fall afternoon. The hike went great and the views from the top are superb.
Combined with a caving trip in Cave Creek Canyon. This area is amazing! It's like a miniature, more arid Yosemite, but without the people. Beautiful rock formations!
An impressive mountain with some good rock formations.