Explore the most popular nature trips trails near New River with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Gavilan Peak....Steep!!!! On ascent we did the class III-IV climb....Badass!!!! If this hike was just a bit longer, it would automatically be included in my weekly schedule, due to proximity and difficulty. I wanted to go down the way we came up, but my girlfriend Salena was NOT havin it!! That being said, we made our descent down the “easier path.” To me this was more dangerous with all the loose rock! In the past, I have been overwhelmed with trepidation over the “impending” descent from vertical climbs, only to find that it’s much easier than anticipated. Next time.... up & down the same way!

Beautiful scenery along this route. Did not encounter any other hikers the day we were out here. Enjoyed the various types of terrain from sandy areas near the river to various rock formations.

off road driving
2 months ago

It was fun and a bumpy ride, did a night run and we saw a sign that said you were required to have a permit to enter the area not sure it was for those that went for target practice or for everyone. Ran into some beautiful wild horses also!

Mostly just a gravel rd you could drive with a half ton or ATV. Google took me to W side of I-17 but Trail/road is to the right or East. No trail marker.

Wow is this a beautiful and unique hike. It’s a steep but short assent to the top of the peak and prepared to use all fours (not caring bottles in hand).
Be prepared to become a mountain goat!

hiking
4 months ago

Looks like there is no established trail here, at least I was not able to locate it. I tried to follow recording, but it is pretty hard to do it. Since I started pretty late, I had to give up after 0.7 mile. The area and the pick seams to be pretty interesting, so I'll probably try again.

off road driving
7 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

off road driving
4 months ago