Mazatzal Peak is the highest point in the Mazatzal Mountains. Mostly clear. A side trip to this peak as I did, may still be the best way up and offers some stunning views of its own. HOTEL. Hiked Mazatzal in a long day out of Tucson. It takes the Barnhardt Trail to about the 4 mile point, freestyle your way to the top, then a fairly direct route down to the Y Bar Trail for the return. Very loose rock and bushes making the going slow. On a previous hike having looked up from below at this route (recommended by Grubb in his book "Hiking Arizona's Maz & Supe Mtns") I swore I'd never attempt it. In retrospect, I would recommend this hike only for those hearty souls feeling in need of bagging the highest peak in central AZ. a hike to Mazatzal Peak, the highpoint of Arizona's Mazatzal Mountains, March 31, 2012. Mazatzal Peak Tides updated daily. Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Mazatzal is close enough to get away from it all, so come in now and experience the Magic in the Mountains. Mazatzal Peak wind forecast. My original plan was to return via the same route, but being as difficult as it was, I was sure there must be an easier way down. Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. The route down this chute is long, steep, treacherous and the most difficult part of the hike. Talk about timing - got back to the trailhead right at dark after a "fun and frolic" filled ten hours. The Mazatzal Hotel and Casino is an all-suite hotel overlooking the majestic Mazatzal Mountains and features an indoor swimming pool, spa, … Jacob headed out for a backpacking trip intending to do this loop plus another 30 miles but was turned back early by an ill-fitting pair of new hiking boots. Take lots of water, long pants, and gaiters if you got 'em. Guess it was just good to be on a trail at all! The term Mazatzal is derived from the Aztec Indian language meaning "an area inhabited by deer". Other high peaks in the Mazatzals include the 7,657' Browns Peak, and the 7,128' Mount Ord. Snow level 6500 feet. Trailhead: Barnhardt TH (4,200 ft) Route: Barnhardt Trail and Northwest ridge (off-trail) Distance: 17 miles round-trip Elevation gain: 3,703 ft Partner: Bob It is located in the Tonto National Forest, and the Mazatzal Wilderness Area. At least that part worked out according to plan!Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.NoteThis is a difficult hike. Download the free, full-sheet USGS 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Mazatzal Peak topo map as an Adobe PDF. The actual, and less spectacular, Maz Peak is now plainly visible just a quarter mile away. Southwest Winds around 15 Mph. Anybody who knows the Y Bar Trail knows its an arduous 4.5 mile slog back to the trailhead. Northeast Winds around 15 Mph with Gusts to around 30 Mph until early morning becoming light. The rocky peak you first see, and are convinced has to be Maz Peak despite what that "obviously malfunctioning" GPS is telling you, is not. Old map Mazatzal Peak. Strong hikers can easily walk around the peak in two fairly easy days. There isn't much water to be found, so carry in everything you'll need. Manzanita Peak . Light Winds. Mazatzal Peak has 7903 feet of elevation and 3942 feet of topographic prominence, making it the 12th most prominent peak in Arizona and the highpoint of the Mazatzal Mountains. Little or no snow accumulation. The Y-Bar Trail loops around the southeast, Divide the west, and Barnhardt the north side. You can also open a weather map from any mountain peak page – it will show you that particular summit position and other major mountains in the area. It passes the wilderness boundary, gets around the head of a drainage and … When I finally hit the Y bar Trail I just laid there in the middle of the trail for about ten thankful minutes. To: Surf forecast graph with detailed height, direction and period for swell waves Mazatzal Peak Elevation: 2 406 m. 121 mountains. Cooler. Wussed out on the gamble of a rough shortcut down to Shake Tree trail. Climbing Mazatzal Peak has been on my wish list ever since I first explored its lower slopes five years ago. of water (20 of it for my mutt), but given the warm temp (94F in the valley that day), it was not enough (that was my third mistake if you're keeping count!). One last note, I took 120oz. Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain Showers. Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Mostly sunny. With first light and last light times, and a graphical view of local daylight hours sbkelley - Jun 25, 2007 1:12 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007 The peak rises west of the Beeline Highway (AZ-87), and is the highest peak in the Mazatzal Mountains, which extend south far enough to include Mount Ord and the Four Peaks. Barter Island, Barter Island LRRS Airport, AK. Mazatzal Peak. Mazatzal (MAH-zaht-ZAL, locally Ma-ta-ZEL)- the origin of the name remains obscure but one possibility is that it is from the Aztec language meaning “place of the deer”. Stay & Play! Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Lows 29 to 37. Highs 51 to 59. The scenery is typically surreal as one would suspect at nearly 8000'. I saw tons of deer prints out there, but I think it should be “place of the Manzanita”! Mostly cloudy. Cooler. Mazatzal Peak (7,903 ft) is the highpoint of the Mazatzal Mtns and is located 15 miles southwest of Payson. That was my second mistake. Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow Showers. Lows 28 to 38. The Y-Bar Trail loops around the southeast, Divide the west, and Barnhardt the north side. “Mazatzal” an Aztec word for “the land of many deer,” is home to hundreds of species of animals, including black bear, mountain lions, javelina, and of course, deer. The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Most of the northern half of the range lies within the Mazatzal Wilderness, which features plenty of trails, but curiously, none that go to the summit of Mazatzal Peak. 2 300 m (prom: 146 m) Amethyst Peak. Mazatzal Peak Loop is a popular hike that circles the base of spectacular Mazatzal Peak. Partly cloudy early in the afternoon then clearing. https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/arizona/mazatzal-wilderness This entire passage is on the Mazatzal Divide Trail (#23). From the junction with the Cornucopia Trail 0.5 miles from the Mt. In terms of "prominence," which simply put is the difference from the base to the peak of a mountain, Mazatzal Peak is the thirteenth tallest in Arizona. Mazatzal Peak rain forecast information. I followed a series of gullies and ridges as I slowly meandered toward the top. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly. Jacob headed out for a backpacking trip intending to do this loop plus another 30 miles but was turned back early by an ill-fitting pair of new hiking boots. Highs 52 to 61. Mazatzal Peak is covered by the Mazatzal Peak, AZ US Topo Map quadrant Turn right and descend to the base of the rugged south face of Mazatzal Peak along a somewhat overgrown path. Lows 33 to 41. It is the highest point of land located in between the Salt and Gila rivers in Arizona before they merge, making it visible from miles away on a clear day. Pinal Peak, located in southern Gila County, Arizona, is the highest point in the Pinal Mountains, with an elevation of 7,848 feet (2,392 m). To the south, Four Peaks and the Superstition Ridge punctuate the skyline and down to the west one can easily pick out the Maz Divide Trail far below. 2 330 m (prom: 1 005 m) Brother Peak. Came in on Barnhardt Trail, and bushwacked through a rough patch of Manzanita enroute to the top. A 20 percent chance of rain and snow Showers in the morning. The brush is agonizing in areas and the loose rock and thick pine needles can make for precarious footing. 2 294 m (prom: 89 m) North Peak. Take plenty of water. Light Winds becoming northeast 15 to 20 Mph in the late morning and afternoon. Highs 42 to 52. This is a loop hike beginning at the Barnhardt Trailhead. The Mazatzal Mountains (MAH-zaht-ZAL, locally Ma-tuh-ZEL) are a mountain range in south central Arizona, about 30–45 miles northeast of Phoenix and the Phoenix metropolitan area.The origin of the name remains obscure but one possibility is that it is from the Nahuatl language meaning "place of the deer". Ever since I read that book I had reservations regarding his judgments and now I know why. Chance of rainfall chart with likely precipitation and statistics in live rain gauge Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends. From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 83.4 mi - about 1 hour 45 mins, From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 182 mi - about 3 hours 4 mins, From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 126 mi - about 2 hours 31 mins. Mazatzal Peak surf report updated daily. Weather: Hi 70s, Low 50s, Sunny Water: 2.0 liters Food: 1 Cliff Builders Bar, 1 Bag Trailmix with Macadamia nuts and pretzels, 1 Nature valley sweet and salty bar, mixed 1 bag of salt and vinegar chips, Pro Bar strawberry gummies Mostly clear. 2 327 m (prom: 79 m) Sister Peak. The views from the top are very "Four Peaks-ish" with the obligatory survey marker and ladybugs clustered everywhere. Peeley Trailhead the route works its way up and around Mt. Weather and Snow National Weather Service Forecast NOAA Snow Depth Map Lists that contain Mazatzal Peak: Arizona County Prominence Peaks (Rank #9) USA Lower 48 Top 400 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #150) USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #327) Western USA Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation (Rank #271) Arizona Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation (Rank #34) Arizona Peaks with … Mazatzal Peak, Arizona topographic map and nearby trails. Detailed wind speed and wind direction information as well as interactive graphs for winds Need to Know Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Moon Phases Mazatzal Peak. Not as cool. The trail bends right and begins a gradual ascent parallel to Suicide Ridge to a shoulder and a signed junction (9.5 or 10.8 miles, 6500 ft). The high point of the range is Mazatzal Peak, and with almost 4000′ of prominence, is one of the most prominent summits in the Arizona. Detailed forecast tide charts and tables with past and future low and high tide times Lows 29 to 37. Talk about a plant thriving and on a mountain, there are 2 … Continue reading Mazatzal Peak – Central AZ (12.30.15) → Get directions, find nearby businesses and places, and much more. By Prominence. Our servers produce detailed animated and static weather maps for more than 1230 regions of the world. Sunrise / Sunset times Mazatzal Peak. Permit $$ None. Mountain Weather forecast maps. By Prominence. Full moon calendar, new moon, first and last quarter, lunar rise and set, and percentage full Search Wilderness Connect For Practitioners Search Wilderness Connect For Practitioners Lows 19 to 29. Mazatzal Peak features decent views in all directions and a small register located inside of a jar and painted soup cans (GPS point MP2, 9 miles, 7903 ft). Detailed UV forecast charts, with today's UV radiation in real-time See the example below or click the links above to open full lists. Highs 51 to 59. Highs 52 to 60. Discover places to visit and explore on Bing Maps, like Mazatzal Peak Arizona. The highest point of Mazatzal Wilderness, Mazatzal Peak, is surrounded by a triangle of trails. Light Winds. There is lots of elevation gain and loss in this 15 mile loop and scarce water. Drag sliders to specify date range From:. Mazatzal Peak UV Index updated daily. Highs 45 to 55. The highest point of Mazatzal Wilderness, Mazatzal Peak, is surrounded by a triangle of trails. To get back down, you can either retrace your steps or make a loop that descends Suicide Ridge (be aware that the latter requires some route finding). I had some rather bothersome symptoms of dehydration through the last two miles which wasn't fun. Looking directly down to the south I could see the Y Bar Tanks area of the Y Bar Trail only about 1mi away. This hike circles Mazatzal Peak on the Barnhardt Trail #43, Arizona Trail (AZT) and the Y Bar Trail #44. Peeley. 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