Mount Peeley Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
It was wet, so the drive up and out on the dirt road was muddy, and we were glad to have a vehicle that could handle it. The hike itself had some elevation, but nothing too rough. Fog obstructed the views on the way up, but ithad cleared out by the hike down. We saw beautiful trees, some still damaged by fire. We also found a spring or run-off creating a neat little trickle of water next to the trail. No wildlife sightings, but they might have been hiding because of the weather.
The dirt road into this hike is long haul but worth the trek. Would only reccomend it with a proper vehicle. Not many people to be found and the views were spectacular. We also saw some unique looking brightly colored small birds in the cover of the trees as you get close to the trailhead. Wished we had brought binoculars.