The nearest developed campground is the Alpine Divide Campground located 1.6 miles south of FR 56 on US 180/191. Follow the well signed road past the left turn for Hulsey Lake (1.6 miles from US 180/191) and the closed left turn for Watts Creek FR 56A (1.9 miles in). Presented by the White Mountain Conservation League and Great Old Broads for Wilderness. Though there are eleven higher named summits in the state, most are considered subpeaks of either Humphrey’s Peak or Mount Baldy. Trailhead is above 9500 ft elevation & initially takes you through an aspen forest, then opens up for spectacular vistas, then through spruce and fir forest up to the summit of Escudilla Mountain, the third highest peak in Arizona at 10,877 ft. Horseback riding is allowed. The scorched trees, gentle wind, and sweet smell of the morning had a certain mystique and calmness about it. Felt danger in this area. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Escudilla Mountain, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit. Hiking Escudilla Mountain Alpine, Arizona Written by Eric Krueger Escudilla Mountain was called the upside down bowl by native Americans due to it's unusual shape. The scenic Escudilla National Recreation Trail #308 is used by most hikers while the steeper Government Trail #119 receives less traffic since it slightly longer with fewer views of the surrounding lowlands. Follow the well signed road past the left turn for Hulsey Lake (1.6 miles from US 180/191) and the closed left turn for Watts Creek FR 56A (1.9 miles in). The lows last night in the area were in the upper 30s. Bird species that may be seen include wild turkey, three-toed woodpecker, downy woodpecker, mountain chickadee, raven, Stellar's bluejay, nuthatch, brown creeper, junco, and red-shafted flicker. Escudilla National Recreation Trail This trail is 6 miles round trip. However, there are a lot of dead trees that occasionally fall across the trail during the last mile or so. Box 469Alpine, AZ 85920. Second half of hike skirts around Terry Flat. I missed today's hike but I may make that up Wednesday when everyone breaks camp, but the hikes I am looking forward to are the hikes up East Mount Baldy and Escudilla Peak, both towering over 11,000' high. This is a 7.3 mile out-and-back hike with 1900 cumulative feet of elevation gain that … Great trail, would love to do it again. The name Escudilla is Spanish for a small bowl, and the mountain may have been named by early Hispanic settlers in the region, or possibly by a member of Coronado's 1540 expedition through the U.S. Southwest. All Rights Reserved. At the top, expansive and awe-inspiring vistas stretched as far as the eye can see and would not have been visible but for the burn areas. Declaring a minimum prominence can create all sorts of lists based on height, and your choice of min prominence, being a subjective variable, thus creates a list ordered by height that is also subjective (dependent on the min prom required for membership). Good hike. The trail is well worn and easy to follow for it's entirety. The burnt pines were speaking to us with wind blowing through them. (14), Comments The "Apackof2 for the Road". Escudilla Mountain is located in Apache County, Arizona, and is part of the White Mountains. You'll start hiking through a lovely forest of Aspens as you climb gradually upwards. Snow or hail may occur any month of the year.Arizona has suffered through erratic snowfall in recent years. If you are interested in the Escudilla National Recreation Trail #308, continue another 2.1 miles to to a signed fork for the trail and Terry Flat loop. This trip, we stayed in cabin #5 which has a king sized bed and is handicap accessible. In Spanish, Escudilla means "Wide Bowl." technicolorNH - May 16, 2020 6:42 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2020 #308 . Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Fall colors best around beginning of October. Escudilla Mountain/Terry Flat: Trailhead elevation: 9300' top of trail 10,950'. Escudilla Mountain is located in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona near the New Mexico border. I would absolutely agree with you in that it's all about what system you use... ran into the same problem myself while doing my Sedona Summits list. Seasonal wildflowers are also encountered. On our first full day in the White Mountains we set off north to the Escudilla National Recreation Trail, one of the two routes ascending Escudilla Mountain, the third highest peak in Arizona. Additional campgrounds in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest are available. It is considered the third highest mountain in Arizona and like the others, is volcanic in origin. The last climb before the tower is extremely rocky and again pretty steep climb. Routes Signs of black bear, coyote, and mountain lion are occasionally found, though the animals themselves are rarely seen. Hiking info, trail maps, and 5 trip reports from Escudilla Mountain (10,912 ft) in the White Mountains of Arizona The peak is approximately 3.5 miles from the Arizona- New Mexico border. Currently, the grizzly is being considered for reintroduction in the region. Turn left at the fork and curve past Toolbox Draw 0.3 miles to the signed trailhead (5.0 miles from US 180/191). That wind made me so nervous with all the dead standing trees creaking and swaying. Take water! Hiking trip report for Escudilla Mountain, located in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Arizona. I wonder how long it will take for Arizona to have a more standardized system, like the one CO has (unofficially perhaps) accepted? still incredible trail though. Kessler and I climbed Escudilla Mountain. If you’re hiking during July or August I recommend tucking a poncho in your Camelbak; the wind blows in the clouds and the weather changes quickly and it can be chilly with light hail at times. Deep snow precluded easy access New Years eve 2005, but one year later we were able to drive up to 9500 ft where it was snow free. (2), Images Steep uphill grade to summit, can see the San Fransisco peaks in Flagstaff on a clear day. The views by the tower were breathtaking. Escudilla Mountain Climbing Notes. I actually assumed ownership of this page after it was written and other than some photos, have not made any adjustments to the text since it looked pretty solid to me already. Parts of Escudilla Mountain were declared Wilderness In 1984. Otherwise, I would have been able to focus more on the views! Several sides trails near the lookout have been washed away. This is a short hike and not too strenuous except for the altitude. Beautiful trail, a little spooky with the burn scar. Parts of the trail had beautiful tree lined paths. Please submit any useful information about climbing Escudilla Mountain that may be useful to other climbers. Ugly hike because of the Wallow fire in 2011. Topping out at just under 10,900-feet of elevation, Escudilla Mountain Trail is Arizona’s third highest path– only the Humphreys Peak and Mount Baldy trails are higher. From the parking area, you'll follow along an old (now closed) dirt road. Challenging and beautiful volcanic rock takes over near the top. However, the results of the fire also makes it unique as the changed landscape is both ethereal providing more beautiful views but also sad But, I checked it off the bucket list. I hadn’t hiked this trail since before the big fire. Several horses were on the trail earlier today, 10-19-19. Great Hike! Easy walking distance to restaurants and the grocery so very convenient. I give it 4 stars only because of the burn. In addition the wind cries through the naked trees like shrieking banshees! However, is Escudilla really considered the third highest mountain in AZ? Well kept trail, the perfect moderate hike. A pretty nice hike. "Pack a warm jacket!" Mature first are giving way to young Aspen. Escudilla Mountain . Only eighty six minutes to the tower and then a half hour bushwhacking over to the summit. It takes approximately 4 hours to drive to the Escudilla Wilderness Area from Albuquerque, New Mexico. It a feeling of “ well, we’ve made it this far, let’s just keep going” and another hour passes before you’re up. Apr 19, 2016 - Hike up Escudilla mountain in Eastern Arizona. Not a bad hike, physically. When you hike up the trail to the summit or even drive up the approach road, the reason for the name is self-evident. Once you depart the parking area that also serves as the Escudilla Wilderness Trailhead, you will likely have the trail to yourself. This assumes a fairly strict minimum requirement for prominence, and I assume the 2K minimum was used here (neither Doyle nor Fremont have this much separate prominence from Humnphreys). This page could deffinatley use and excerpt detailing how escudilla is always on the horizon from Aldo Leopold. Non-camping lodging is also available in nearby Alpine, Arizona. up and back I counted 270 times I had to climb under or over trees. Almost all of those have been cleared and the ones that were not are easy to get by. Tons of downed trees. Facebook: Apackof2 for the Road The normal season is from May to October, with October a popular month due to the changing fall leaves. A most exquisitely unique site. We had stayed at Escudilla Mountain Cabins several years ago when they first opened up and enjoyed our stay very much. Instagram: apackof2fortherd Some desdfall in beginning 1/2 mile. This is where you park for the Government Trail #119. Hike to the top of Escudilla Mountain, written about by Leopold in one of his essays in A Sand County Almanac for the Mountain. Prior to the fire, companion & I climbed the tower … The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, nature trips, and horses and is accessible year-round. Escudilla Mountain is often considered the third highest mountain in Arizona, after Humphreys Peak and the nearby Mount Baldy, not counting subsidiary peaks of Humphreys and Baldy. Escudilla National Recreation Trail ist ein 5.9 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Eagar, Arizona. For scouts James, Tyler and I got to go on a little 10 mile hike to the top of Escudilla Mountain. It's vastness of over 5000 acres, looks more like a mountain range, but is actually a single mountain. Each has a mini kitchen (stocked with small fridge, pots, pans, dishes, etc. Lots of aspen growing in the burn areas and quite a few blowdown trees in the last mile. The lush green meadows held much elk sign, hoof prints and droppings, fresh and old. (I went a few months ago before I had AllTrails, early June.) if I didn't break my stride I didn't count them. Elk, mule deer, chipmunks, and squirrels are commonly seen. From the parking area, you'll follow along an old (now closed) dirt road. Hiked this trail this morning. The Vista has expanded. Other parts were wide open from fire damage. Fees for the 12 campsites are $6.00 per night and $3 per night for a second vehicle. Hiking inspiration: the best mountain hikes in the world! I do not think it was a moderate hike, it is very rocky most of the way and a very healthy incline. Be the first to submit your climbing note! Besides its an ascent so it may take you longer than you expect. Pinalenos (Mt Graham and its subisdiaries); 4. This was probably one of the most stunning places in Arizona prior to the Wallow Fire. Follow our RVing adventures Highly recommend NOT going on during a Red Flag Warning!! View Escudilla Mountain Image Gallery - 31 Images. Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children. This leaves out big stand-alone peaks such as Kendrick, Escudilla, Carrizo, etc. The trek also provides a reminder of what human-caused fire can do to the forest. Fire damage. Escudilla is sufficiently far from the Whites so that based on this (arbitrary) grouping, then yes, it is #3 in Arizona. View on the way down. Had a light, cool breeze today that cleared the air, which really enhanced the 360 degree views from the top! Once you get to the saddle the view of the wildfire remains were very disheartening. Today was the first time we've hiked Escudilla since the Wallow fire, so it was a pretty sad seeing all the destruction. There weren't really any views from the high point. 3 reviews of Escudilla Mountain Cabins "Have stayed here multiple times in the last couple of years and have enjoyed every trip. It is considered the third highest mountain in Arizona and like the others, is volcanic in origin. Great views! Hiking Escudilla Mountain and a Bonus Lake Stop October 2, 2019. A most enjoyable hike! The lookout is no longer occupied. Camping at large may be found on the Terry Flat loop past the trailhead. A climb to the top of it offers spectacular views into New Mexico and the surrounding area. Someone previously complained about the trees on the trail. Great concern that the dead may come down. They may be combined to form a loop.The fire lookout tower on Escudilla Mountain is the highest in Arizona although it is not on the true summit. The hike begins in a breezy stand of aspens that crowd the slopes and resemble willowy ladies in feathered hats chattering over tea. https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/arizona/escudilla-wilderness-area The floor of the structure is gone and the lookout is fenced off. Escudilla Mountain is located in Apache County, Arizona, and is part of the White Mountains. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, nature trips, and horses and is accessible year-round. By sheer mass (mostly subjective), I'd rank the peaks thusly: 1) Humphreys and all subsidiaries (including Aggasiz, Doyle, Fremont); 2. Arizona Office of Tourism, 2702 N. 3rd St., Suite 4015 , Phoenix, AZ, 85004, Phone: 888-520-3434, Fax: 602-240-5432, mfioritt@pni.com. In 1984 the Escudilla Wilderness Area was created, encompassing 5200 acres of Escudilla Mountain and the surrounding area of the Apache National Forest.Two primary trails are utilized for this moderate dayhike. For example, the Nice page - I already voted 10/10 on it, so I can't do so again. All those trees have broken limbs like small daggers all over them, I got gouged when crawling under a log so be careful. 6 Miles Total - 1300 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail. For current conditions on Escudilla mountain contact the Apache National Forest Ranger Office in Alpine at (928) 339-4384. Chiricahuas; 5. (11), Additions & Corrections This is the classic battle between an objective definition such as prominence or elevation to rank peaks, and the subjective "feeling" of peak rankings. Escudilla National Recreation Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eagar, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. As … Length of Hike (r/t): 6.0 miles: Trail Elevation Change: 1,312ft. The 4’ deep snowpack at the leveling point hindered us from reaching the tower unfortunately. I hope you like my decisive answer! I immediately want to put on my hiking boots, put my backpack on my back and get out and explore. Twitter: Apackof2fortheRd This is a very scenic and quiet ride on a little used forest road. It includes approximately 500 acres of thick aspen stands, spruceand Douglas fir. That would probably reduce the summits in places like Sedona to one or two! Length 12 miles. ), a nice porch and bbq grill. Near the top, the distinctive profile of Escudilla Mountain (10,912 feet) near the New Mexico state line shows a frenzy of aspen resurgence in the scar of the 2011 Wallow Fire. First off, the cabins are really nice, clean, and well decorated. Many wildlife and birding opportunities. Escudilla Mountain is located in the Escudilla Wilderness area so mechanized transport of any sort (including mountain bikes) is not permitted. Lots of warblers: MacGillivray’s, Yellow-Rumped, Virginia’s, Townsend’s, Hermit, Nashville, and Orange Crowned. To get to the trailhead from Alpine head north on US 180/191. Trail is snow free to the tower at the top. Looking south you could see smoke from the Bingham fire. From him, I feel like I know the mountain yet i have never set eyes upon it. The hike is a bit of a tease - you can see the tower and think you’re almost there when in fact you’ve another 1/3 of the trail to overcome. Escudilla National Recreation Trail is a 9.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eagar, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The views were still amazing. I'm sure it was much more gorgeous before the Wallow Fire, but Profanity Ridge and the aspen were nice. (31), Climber's Log Entries Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been deeply in love with the mountains. Hike the 4th highest peak in Arizona. Joan & Miss Emme Lu Who Elk were plentiful. I hike this yearly and it’s something new every time! Water taps and toilets are available there, but no shower facilities are present. Lots of downed trees across the trail in sections but not too bad. This is unique trail. I first did this trail in June 2008. The first half of the trail didn’t seem to affected by the Wallow Fire. Nice quiet trail up the mountain. You'll start hiking through a lovely forest of Aspens as you climb gradually upwards. Baldy; 3. Water: Trailhead Elevation: 9,600 ft. Will return in the summer to complete it. In any case, you may have a point. A high-elevation hike through aspen stands with a great viewpoint at the summit. The tower is completely fenced off. Tips: This trail is in the Escudilla Wilderness, and an area that was burned by a wildfire in 1951 is designated a Research Natural Area. Escudilla Trail located in Alpine, Arizona takes you through a beautiful forest of Aspens. I tend to default to the rule popularized by Colorado (the 300-foot rule) but of course you can see how that wouldn't work so well in areas where the peaks are much larger or smaller. Loved it. The true high point of Escudilla Mountain required we backtrack from the lookout tower a hundred feet and continue north through heavily deadfall-ridden ridgeline. We saw about 10 people on a Saturday. The mountain is 4 hours from Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque or Las Cruces. Love this hike for the scenery, wildlife and unbelievable views on the trail up and from the summit. Every time I see them appear in front of me, whether it’s from a car or the plane, my heart is skipping a beat. Both Fremont and Doyle are higher, and they certainly have enough more than enough prominence to be considered independent peaks and not sub-peaks of Humphreys. Passages from Leopold’s writings will be read, and discussion of the impact that this place had on his life. The summit is the highest point in the Escudilla Wilderness which is administered as part of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. As the trail continues to climb, you'll emerge into some wide open meadows that provide great views. A mountain lion was spotted by fellow hikers that day. This entry was posted in General. The trail is well worn and easy to follow for it's entirety. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. I was sad that I hadn’t hiked it before. Watch your time! The last grizzly bear in the state was killed on Escudilla Mountain in the 1930s, an event described by the early conservationist Aldo Leopold in his book "A Sand County Almanac". Saw a horny toad & lots of signs of elk. USGS quad: Escudilla MountainNote that the true summit is not actually marked with an elevation on the USGS map. A hike up the said third tallest peak in AZ. It's only a mountain now.". The Fire Tower was severely damaged in the fire & is now closed to the public with a 10' fence. There is an active (and very large) lookout tower built on the slightly-lower southern summit, and this tower … South Fork Little Colorado River Trail 97, Indian Springs Trail to Big Lake Knoll Lookout, Coronado Trail Scenic Byway: Springerville to Morenci, Squirrel Springs: Pinyon Cedar, Juniper Loop, Mount Baldy Crossover Trail from the West Baldy Trailhead, Mount Baldy Crossover Trail #96 via East Baldy Trailhead. Camping is allowed but is discouraged on Escudilla Mountain because of the small size of the Wilderness Area and the lack of water. Aspen skeletons have been bleached to a silvery platinum by the Arizona sun. Pretty neat stuff. Crews have been clearing the annual deadfalls, so the way was mostly clear. Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' Take the left fork past Tool Box Draw 0.5 miles to the trailhead. D-bo - Sep 30, 2018 5:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2018 … It is located on the very eastern edge of the Mogollon Rim in Arizona in the White Mountains adjacent to New Mexico. There is no water on the trail, so make sure you bring your own. The trail is clear and gently sloped, but The 2011 Wallow fire had changed the character of this old logging trail. Escudilla Mtn, the third highest Arizona peak (at 10,900 ft) near Alpine is imposing. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. At over 10,000′, it is the third highest major summit in the state behind the Humphreys Peak group near Flagstaff and a collection of summits over 11,000′ around Mount Baldy. Still fun. Hike up Escudilla mountain in Eastern Arizona. No accessibility up to the top. It was burned by a forest fire in June 2011. My husband and I are older but just took it slow and completed it to include the tower in about 3 1/2 hours. Surreal up near the tower as wind howled and shrieked through the skeletal trees. Escudilla Peak is Arizona's third-highest mountain, at 10,912 feet above sea level. The following left turn (2.6 miles) is also closed and bears a sign for the Wildlife Habitat Area as well as a plastic blue diamond on a pine tree. Absolutely beautiful sunrise hike. You can get another 40 feet or so by climbing the fire watchtower at the summit. 10,824 at the Summit It was still a wonderful hike and the views just as spectacular as ever! Thanks for the detailed response! Been hiking this trail since before the Wallow Fire. Though there are eleven higher named summits in the state, most are considered subpeaks of either Humphrey’s Peak or Mount Baldy. (6 ). The mountain features a wide bowl-like area with several open meadows. High recommend! The scars are still evident, but the healing is heartening. Two summit registers though! If you allowed a 1K minimum, then you might get a lot of other peaks above Escudilla, etc. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Escudilla Mountain was called the upside down bowl by native Americans due to it's unusual shape. The summit is the highest point in the Escudilla Wilderness which is administered as part of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. The burn areas held a haunting beauty with promises of new life as young Aspen trees stretched toward the sky. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. If you are interested in the Escudilla National Recreation Trail #308, continue another 2.1 miles to to a signed fork for the trail and Terry Flat loop. That being said, the area is still beautiful and the views are stunning. It was a nice mountain and easier than expected. The drive from Phoenix, Arizona takes roughly 4 hours.To get to the trailhead from Springerville head south on US 180/191. They are located on the west side of US 180/191 as it enters Alpine from the north.The Alpine Ranger District office may also be contacted in writing at:P.O. Great trail with super views. This is the very top of the mountain marked with the stones. There is a fire lookout tower near top of mountain. For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. The mountain is 4 hours from Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque or Las Cruces. After approximately 5.5 miles turn right (east) on Forest Road 56. No fees/permits are required for parking or hiking. Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. I had not heard of the 2K rule... wow. I love this trail. This is where you park for the Government Trail #119. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. Hikes in the White Mountains first time we 've hiked Escudilla since the fire... 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