Elevation: 6,412 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published July 2019
This peak is located center of the southern section of the Soldier Mountains on a north/south trending ridge line that rises between Hunter Creek in the west and Maxfield Creek in the east. The main Soldier Mountains crest and Deer Mountain provide the stunning backdrop for this summit. USGS Deer Mountain.
FS-069 climbs up Hawks Gulch to the peak’s south ridge line at just under six thousand feet. At this point, FS-069 meets an unnumbered road which follows the peak’s south ridge line 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 1.5 miles with 407 feet of gain. The road’s purpose is to service a range fence that parallels the road. While it is passable to 4WDs it is not clear whether it is open for private vehicle use because the road does not show up on the Forest Service Motor Vehicle Use Map. It any event it is a short walk to the summit from FS-069.
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