Explore one of the most picturesque trails in the Sonoran Desert. Any Arizonan can point you in the direction of the Four Peaks, as this portion of the Mazatzal Mountains is visible on the eastern skyline of Phoenix. Four Peaks is located in the Tonto National Forest, and on rare occasions this idyllic mountain range offers Phoenicians a sight they don’t see too often: snow-capped peaks. The Four Peaks are the highest point in Maricopa County.
Most visitors to the valley of the Sun don’t know that the Four Peaks contains an amethyst mine that produces top-grade amethyst. The northernmost peak, which is also the tallest, is called Brown’s Peak and comes in at 7,659 feet! Visible from the Four Peaks is a beautiful view of Saguaro Lake. When you tour with Stellar Adventures, you’ll experience thrills and see sights that you just can’t find anywhere else. This unique ecosystem features stark desert landscape and robust forest terrain in the same excursion—not something you see side by side every day! Your Chief Adventurer is well-versed in all of the special elements of the landscape and terrain that make the Sonoran Desert home to so many diverse creatures (and people!).