My wife and I hiked to aspen peak from deer canyon yesterday. Starting at deer canyon adds two miles to the hike. So we traveled 7.4 miles.
It was a great hike and we saw a lot of wildlife along the way.
Weather was perfect, 85f and overcast.
Being from Bullhead City it was nice to escape the 118f weather.
We are looking forward to going to Hayden peak next.

I live in Kingman at the bottom of Hualapai Mountain so I have hiked this trail more times than I can count. There are two primary peaks to climb here: The Aspen Peak trail and the Hayden Peak Trail.

I'm writing this review to hopefully share valuable information. Aspen Peak is, without a doubt, the best view on the mountain. However, the true peak of Aspen Peak is hidden, and a sign throws people off thinking they have reached the top when they have not.

The top of Aspen Peak appears to be a bench with a little sign post that says "trail" - and it offers a mediocre view of the ranger station and campground. That little sign post should be removed as I have seen people stop here and assume this is the end of the hike.

KEEP GOING. Behind that bench is an incredibly obscured little trail. Look for the fallen logs marking the trail behind the bench. This little stretch is extremely steep and will take you up the last qtr mile or so. You will know you are at the top when you see a green road sign hammered into a tree saying, "Peak"

From here you can glimpse a breathtaking view to the northwest and see Kingman. Over on the rocks to your right, you can catch a spectacular view of I-40 East disappearing into the horizon towards Flagstaff and 93-S to Phoenix following the mountain ranges south.

The only direction you cannot see from here is southwest towards Bullhead or Havasu.

did this trail on march 17, 2018. the trail up was great. moved quickly. then from the top to climb to the peak was tough on a gravel bike with 38mm tires. from the peak down to yucca was near impossible due to ruts, rocks, boulders and rock gardens. it took me as long to descend as to climb. need at least 2inch tires and a full suspension mountain bike. also the descent into yucca is a deserted ranchland. so expect no aid. take all your nutrition with you for this very long ride. but once your up at top and ride up, it is beautiful. lots of green. no ice or snow. 4 star climb - 5 star views. 2 star descent - 3 avg

We had a great walk. Beautiful day and temps were perfect at 62. The trailhead is confusion but head up the center road and follow your god. The trail was quite messy but the animals, easy accend, and trees made it a very nice hike. It should be cleaned up to become a five. You can easily continue up the canyon. We saw eight deer.

This time of year should of been cold but temperatures were 60’s. Absolutely gorgeous and very easy hike for regular hikers. There are many spots you can get peace and quiet. Meditation would be no problem. I am from Running Springs California and the trails here have the same rock structure as home. Worth it for sure

We climbed this trail 1/14/18 65 and sunny with snow on trail in upper elevations. The views of the valley were worth the effort breathtaking.

This trail is beautiful! Nice incline with several switchbacks. Trail is clearly marked and well maintained. Entrance fee of 7.00 and they take debit cards. Not bad for fresh air! I've driven past the exit from interstate 40 several times and finally decided to check it out. It's only a 20 min drive up the mountain and so very worth it! I will do this again.

Nice but very populated. The views are vast and for a northerner it was so refreshing to hike in trees and shade again. Saw many tarantulas. The hike out was less traveled, I could tell most people go to the first viewpoints and out again or to Aspen peak as an out and back. Nice area but not sure I'll come back here again, I prefer a lot more solitude.

hiking
8 months ago

This is a fun little trail that starts right off of the 40. You can park in a dirt lot right off DW ranch rd. It takes you criss cross through a wash and up one of the smaller mountains below the Hualapais. You even walk through a little area where cows hangout so be careful and try not to bother them!

Awesome beautiful trail, from relaxed looking at the views to on the edge of your seat white knuckle, great time !

We hiked the Stonestep Lookout trail and the views were wonderful! The hike was only about 0.5 miles but it was very steep and had lots of switchbacks. I would rate this trail on the high end of easy and the low end of moderate...somewhere right in between. The elevation is fairly high at 6840'. The trails is fair well traveled and the foliage is all cleared away, but there are some fallen trees to pass under and boulders to traverse. I also saw a few lizards and a deer cross in front of us. The views at the top are just so incredible and intense. I will absolutely go on this trail again!

hiking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Great Family Fun!

Cool hiking trail : )

off road driving
Friday, January 13, 2017

Fun but easy with a rzr

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

The views are neat on the Aspen and Hayden trails. However, kind of a tame place for adventurous folk. There is some mountain climbing towards Hayden peak, near radio towers, but otherwise a mild experience with the main loop being only 3-4 miles round trip.

Would be a great place for a family outing, though. Lots of cabins nearby for rent. Friendly rangers at the ranger station.

hiking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I loved hiking this trail! From the ranger station, a short drive up the mountain through the campgrounds leads to the trailhead. The hiking trail offers a 3.3 mi loop, with offshoots on the loop to two separate peaks. I decided to do the Aspen peak. Exciting trail through lots of different biomes, and amazing views along the way as this mountain range has more elevation than most in the surrounding area. Extra props to the ranger station lady, she was very nice and friendly.

Beautiful road goes on for a long way

off road driving
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Trail was moderate however there are few spots youll need to move around. It is a long drop in spots. Recommend day time tripTook the trail and found the trail very narrow and parts pretty beat up. Make sure you leave early and bring plenty of water in case you have mechanical issues. Had one couple pass us the other way no one else. Pretty desolete and towards Yucca the trail had some areas of a landslide and had to move some of the debris to get by.
Probably would never take trail again without a second vehicle.

Good Luck

off road driving
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

3 of 5 stars to reflect the "moderate" difficulty of this route. Beautiful views, lots of back country camping available. I've ridden this route 3 times on a dual sport motorcycle, and have met both quads and Jeeps along the way. Popular with locals from Kingman, Bullhead, and Havasu.

Depending on recent weather, the route may be impassable, check with the Ranger Station at Hualapai Mountain Park, 928-757-3859

Flag Mine Rd. meets Boriani Mine Road at the south end, then intersects Alamo Road at the east side of Yucca, AZ. Boriani Mine is visible on the north side of Boriani Mine Road, then you will see the northern most natural stand of Saguaro Cactus, marching up the side of a protected cove on your north side.

hiking
4 months ago

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