Trapped in FlatIron

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

We got to Lost Dutchman State Park early. The trail starts easy through the campground and after, it starts to climb up. There are no switchbacks so that means it is a straight up rock climb. Please know that this will be a long climb and it will take you the same amount of time to climb up and down. Note that the day use parking area for Siphon Draw is 8 pm so start early! The climb was grueling and note you stay to the left most of the hike. So, when you get to the top, you need to climb up a 10 ft wall, which wouldn’t be hard, if you didn’t climb for hours. We got a lot of advice from everyone about going up the wall: go left, go right. We decided to go to the left and got up the wall. Quick pictures and we are climbing back down trying to beat the light. We found a couple from Georgia, with no headlamp, and we worked together to help them get down safely. We all got down and safe back to our cars, but it was after 8 pm. Unfortunately, the gate was closed and we had to get an Uber back to our hotel. There’s a $5 overnight fee, which you need to pay because they have your car information. We returned next morning to pick up my friend’s car.


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