Siphon Draw to Flat Iron (A)

GENERAL HIKE INFORMATION
Date:Destination:Siphon Draw to Flat Iron
Level:Advanced (A)Area:Superstition Mountains
Approx hike distance in miles:6.05Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:2638Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:2900Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:NonePark entry fee per vehicle:Yes, see below.
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.458712
-111.478061


TRAIL CONDITIONS

Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:YesSteep Trail:
Yes
Off Trail (scratchy):YesSlippery Trail Surfaces:Yes
Use of Hands Required:YesBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :StrenuousWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:Yes
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
This is a strenuous out-and-back hike up Siphon Draw to the Flat Iron, where there are stunning views of the surrounding area. There are interesting rock formations along the way. We will lunch on the top of the Flat Iron. Bring hiking poles, plenty of water, a snack and lunch. There is a $7 entrance fee or a State Park Pass. Collect the entrance fee equally between carpool members.
THIS HIKE IS CHALLENGING AND MORE DIFFICULT THAN MOST HIKES AT THIS LEVEL. PLEASE CONSIDER ITS SEVERITY AND YOUR PERSONAL CONDITION AND EXPERIENCE BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THIS HIKE.
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD:
If you think you might be driving, please print and bring these directions with you.
  • Take Felix Rd north to Arizona Farms Rd, turn right.
  • Turn left (north) on AZ 79.
  • Turn left onto Hwy 60 West toward Phoenix.
  • Exit at Idaho Rd and turn right.
  • Turn right on SR 88.
  • Turn right onto the road to Lost Dutchman's State Park.