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4 Peaks Road
« on: July 13, 2010, 02:31:17 PM »
Location: NE of Fountain Hills off Hwy 87 (eastside)
Rating: 1.5
Vehicle Requirements: can be done in a stock SUV. 4x4 needed when water/snow is present.

Great day trip on a well traveled dirt road. Drive it to the end and the views are pretty good. Many, many side trails to explore if you wish. be mindful of the dirtbikes, atv's, and target shooters in the area. If you venture out there, take along a trash bag and fill it up - this area needs all the help we can give it.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2010, 02:33:04 PM by T-Ray »

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Re: 4 Peaks Road
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 12:49:15 PM »
^^I definitely agree.  RJCX and I just drove 4 Peaks road from SR87 to the 188 (near Roosevelt Lake).  It is a very fun and scenic drive that in dry conditions any 2WD truck/SUV and all 4x4s can make.  In wetter weather, 4x4 becomes a necessity.

We ran most of this trail in the dark, but with some light from the moon.  The elevation on top is approx. 5,400ft.  From that vantage point, we could see the city lights waaaay off in the distance.  I can only imagine the views during daylight.

We opted to take the 188 back the the 87, but another way out would be to take Apache Trail through Tortilla Flat and out to Apache Junction.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2013, 06:47:17 PM by AZ-Ted »
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Re: 4 Peaks Road
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 11:55:36 AM »
I went all the way over the road about a couple months ago and it was great. It get VERY sketchy on the way down, since it was turning dark and there was some very slick snow/ice on the road (about 2"). Without 4x4, it would have been much worse. I'm planning on doing a night run this spring when I mount up some lights and the snow melts.

Best driven during late spring or fall.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2012, 11:57:29 AM by Jack5885 »

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Re: 4 Peaks Road
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012, 11:55:33 PM »
This was 6ish weeks ago (maybe more)


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Re: 4 Peaks Road
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 02:44:23 PM »
What's the easiest way to get there from Mesa?  I am only 2WD, will I have any issues?
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Re: 4 Peaks Road
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 07:04:01 PM »
Depends on what part of Mesa:

You could take Country Club north until it turns into Beeline Highway (SR87) somewhere north of McKellips.  Continue on SR87 north past Fort McDowell, past Bush Highway, and then you'll see the turnoff for 4 Peaks Road.  Take a right and follow 4 Peaks Road (FR143) as far as you like.

Another way to get there is to take Power Road north until it turns into Bush Highway.  Continue on Bush Highway past the marina, past Butcher Jones, and then turn right (north) at the intersection of the Beeline Highway (SR87).  Take SR87 north until you see the signs for 4 Peaks Road.  Take a right onto 4 Peaks Road (FR143), and drive as far as you like.

***Sometimes there is snow/ice on 4 Peaks Road in the winter time - depending on weather conditions, 4 Peaks Road can be easily passable in 2WD, or it could be 4x4 only.***


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Re: 4 Peaks Road
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 08:10:46 PM »
Thanks AZ-Ted.  I'm coming from East Mesa so the Power to Bush Hwy route will work better for me.  Wanna take my boy out next weekend for a little trail driving.  At 4 he's taking a liking to the X.  Only reason I keep those step rails on is for him. :)
Mike
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Re: 4 Peaks Road
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2013, 10:57:00 AM »
4 peaks on 3-3-13 around 1300 hrs.

Mike
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Re: 4 Peaks Road
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2013, 01:48:37 PM »
4 peaks on 3-3-13 around 1300 hrs.

How rough was the road? I've been on the road a few times and sometimes its smooth and other times its washboards the whole way.

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Re: 4 Peaks Road
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2013, 01:55:13 PM »
How rough was the road? I've been on the road a few times and sometimes its smooth and other times its washboards the whole way.

Wasn't too bad.  I did hit a few sections that were washboards but not for too long and not that frequent.  A lot of sand and gravel areas though with it being dry and right after a good rain a week or so back.
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Re: 4 Peaks Road
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2014, 09:50:41 PM »
I just ran this yesterday.  The first half has a bunch of washboard and a few washouts, so the going is slow.  The second half (from the intersection of FR648 all the way to SR188) was well graded.  Road was dry, so no need for 4x4.

EDIT:  Here is a picture from FR648 (about 18 miles up 4 Peaks from SR87).  This was on the way to the Lone Pine Trailhead.  You can see Brown's Peak (the tallest of the 4 Peaks) in the background.



That was a fun hiking trail, and I made it almost all the way to the top, but the last 200' is an almost vertical scramble.  Next time, I'll make it to the top.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2014, 11:43:50 PM by AZ-Ted »
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