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Picacho via the Sunset Vista Trail

Peak Summited2021 Picacho Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadSunset Vista Trail
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a partner
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

We drove up to the fee station and was told the Hunter Trail was closed because so many people were there. The ranger said the only other was to the peak was via the Sunset Vista trail. Even though we were planning to hike the shorter trail (Hunter), this ended up being a great hike. We had hiked Picacho at least 8 years ago so being able to approach it from a different trail was fun. It was a beautiful day. I think it got to be around 61 degrees. The wind was a little stronger in some sections, but overall it was just fine. I had forgotten about some sections of this trail being a little challenging – but I was able to pull through. Just loved it!

My hubby took a cool photo of me on the cables. Looks scarier that what it was.

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