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McFadden Peak

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McFadden Peak - Arizona
McFadden Peak

McFadden Peak, the site of one of two fire lookouts in the Sierra Ancha, offers continuous views of the surrounding areas. This peak was named for William McFadden, who started the Circle Ranch on McFadden Creek. McFadden had been part of a vigilante group during the Pleasant Valley War, and later settled in the Sierra Anchas to get away from the feud.

McFadden Peak

Elevation:

7165 ft

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Camping: Dispersed, semi-primitive and developed within the area.

Water: Provide your own.

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Dispersed Camping

Dispersed Camping

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Wildlife

Wildlife

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McFadden Peak, the site of one of two fire lookouts in the Sierra Ancha, offers continuous views of the surrounding areas. This peak was named for William McFadden, who started the Circle Ranch on McFadden Creek. McFadden had been part of a vigilante group during the Pleasant Valley War, and later settled in the Sierra Anchas to get away from the feud. 


Wildlife includes: mountain lion, black bear, wild turkey, deer, elk, and smaller animals. 


Vegetation consists of ponderosa pine, pinyon, juniper, gambel oak, scrub oak, and manzanita.


Elevation Gain: 786 ft

Trailhead Elevation: 6,349 feet


Websites: Forest Service |  Fire Towers | Peaks | Hike Arizona

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Directions: From the highway 60/highway 188 junction in Globe, head north on highway 188 for 14.6 miles to the junction with highway 288. Turn right onto highway 288, and follow it north for 31.1 miles to the turnoff for McFadden Peak, on the left (west) side of the road. There is a brown road sign just before the turnoff that says "McFadden Peak 1". Park at the locked gate, and follow forest road 561 to the top of McFadden Peak. Be careful not to block the gate, in case the forest service needs to use the road.

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Best Seasons & Temperatures

May 30, 2021

Abandoned

Abandoned

Ancient Ruins

Ancient Ruins

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Desert

Desert

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