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Safford Peak Trail

Very Difficult

Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
50% Runnable
Very Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,310' 399 m
Descent: -65' -20 m
High: 3,541' 1,079 m
Low: 2,296' 700 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 23% (13°)
Max Grade: 83% (40°)

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Trail shared by Niall Murphy

A quick summit trail with incredible views both up and down the mountain

Niall Murphy

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the Scenic Trail, you'll head west onto this trail. After a quarter mile of desert running, you'll start to climb through loose rocks and gain significant elevation until you reach the saddle of the mountain.

From there you'll leave the well-blazed trail and have the opportunity to do a little more scrambling up the eastern side of Safford Peak. While short, this trail is strenuous, especially at the end. Don't worry, your efforts won't be in vain, as the desert views from the top are well worth it!

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in Arizona

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Stafford Peak trail looking west toward the peak!
Dec 17, 2015 near Picture…, AZ
Fantastic saguaros near the summit
Dec 26, 2017 near Picture…, AZ
On the way down from the summit - 1400 steep feet above this point.
Dec 26, 2017 near Picture…, AZ
Near the summit of Mt Stafford
Dec 26, 2017 near Picture…, AZ

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