Elevation: 6,218 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published July 2019
Peak 6218 is found on a long north to south trending ridgeline that rises between Maxfield Creek in the west and Thompson Creek in the east.
USGS Topo: Deer Mountain
Forest Service (FS)-069 climbs up Hawks Gulch and then drops into Maxfield Creek. The road fords Maxfield Creek at a point where it forms a broad puddle. While the bottom of the puddle is rocky, a 4WD and caution are recommended.
After the creek crossing, the road quickly passes by Peak 6394 on the right and then reaches the top of the Peak 6218’s south ridge. At this point, FS-069 meets an unnumbered road that follows the peak’s south ridgeline toward the summit.
See the Southern Soldier Mountains Access page for details on reaching FS-069.
South Ridge, Class 1
The unnumbered road leads to the summit in 1.7 miles with just over 300 feet of gain. While it is passable to 4WDs, it is not clear whether the road is open for private vehicle use because the road does not show up on either the Forest Service Topo Map or Motor Vehicle Use Map.
The road ends about 0.4 mIles from the top. From that point the only obstacle between you and the summit is the thick sagebrush cover. In any event it is a short walk to the summit from either FS-069 or the end of the unnumbered road.
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