Ascent of Guthrie Peak on 2017-03-24

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 24, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Guthrie Peak
    Elevation:6571 ft / 2002 m

Ascent Trip Report

Driving Directions to Guthrie Peak
From Safford, Arizona, drive East on US 70/191 for about 10 miles.
Turn left onto US 191 where the highways split.
In 8.3 miles at milepost 139 turn left onto the Black Hills Back Country Biway.
Zero your odometer

0.0 Start of the Black Hills Back Country Biway.
3.0 Continue Straight past a road on your left.
3.2 Continue Straight. Deadman Canyon Road leads left. Black Hills Rockhound Area Road leads right.
4.0 Continue Straight.
4.9 Cross a cattleguard and enter Allreds Ranch.
6.6 Enter Greenlee County
7.1 Bear Right at a Y junction.
7.3 Pass Canyon Overlook Picnic Area on your left.
9.5 Guthrie Peak Road is on the right.
9.6 Parked at a tower on the left.

Follow the Guthrie Peak Road east to the tower-decorated summit. The road was open and could have been driven, but I chose to hike it instead. The benchmark is on the road near the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1311 ft / 399 m
    Extra Gain:60 ft / 18 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Guthrie Peak Road
    Trailhead:Tower  5380 ft / 1639 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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