Mount Baldy

An epic enthralling road to Mount Baldy in Apache County

Mount Baldy is an extinct volcano at an elevation of 3.408m (11,181ft) above the sea level, located in Apache County, in the northeast corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Arizona.

Located in the White Mountains, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years. The top of the peak is on White Mountain Apache Tribe Land, and access is not permitted.

4x4 vehicle required. The road to the summit is steep. Starting from the paved AZ-273, the ascent is 12.50km (7.76 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 594 meters. The average gradient is 4.75%.
Pic: Andrew King

 

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