Newman Peak: Southeast Face is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Picacho, Arizona and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from September until May.
Challenging hike, spectacular vistas, remote location This rarely visited peak is located in a remote location in the Picacho Mountains. From your parking spot hike along the faint road until it dead ends at a firepit/campsite. If you have a four wheel drive vehicle, you may be able to drive to this location. This is the end of the trail and the rest of the route is cross country. The route to the summit follows the main gully that ends at the saddle between Newman Peak and the minor peak to the west. Follow the drainage up to the massive chockstone about 2/3 of the way up. From here head to the east, picking your way through cliff bands, boulders and cacti until you reach the summit. At the summit you will enjoy spectacular 360 degree views. From the summit of Newman Peak many mountain ranges are visible: Santa Catalinas, Silverbell Mountains, Tucson Mountains, Superstition Mountains,Tortolitas Mountains and Table Tops Mountains, to name just a few.