It sits near the Maricopa-Gila county boundary along state route AZ-87, the Beeline Highway, about 50 miles from downtown Phoenix. Follow AZ-87 north for 45 miles. The lava flows, volcaniclastic, and epicIastic rocks can be separated into two age groups: the first of Oligocene and Miocene age and a later one of late Miocene-Pleistocene age. The forest road are now closed to vehicles. Downlink: 147.36000: Uplink: 147.96000: Offset: +0.6 MHz : Uplink Tone: 162.2: County: DIFFICULT 15.6 mi. They were friendly, and really all I wanted was to acknowledge them, and vice-versa. The Turkish family was gone by this time, and I spent time relaxing before changing back into more comfortable clothes and driving back home. Across the road was a couple, camping with their teenage son. Discover places to visit and explore on Bing Maps, like Mount Ord Arizona. Getting to the top of Mount Ord is simple. Views are impressive at ground level at the base of the tower. Mount Ord is covered by the Reno Pass, AZ US Topo Map quadrant I was spending the weekend hiking a couple of summits, starting with Pine Mountain yesterday. I walked past the gate and up the steeper access road to the top, arriving at 11:20 a.m.. Mount Ord is topped by a huge, 100-foot tall lookout tower. 2. Undiscovered largely by the maggot ATV'ers, this climb offers a terriffic view of the verde river valley, tonto river valley, Maztazals , sierra anchas, and the rim. It does have a few washouts which require careful tire placement but most high-clearance vehicles will make it. The Beeline Highway (AZ-87) crests at 4000' in a narrow saddle next to the mountain, and FR 626 branches off from that saddle and winds its way up to the summit. Another forest road, FR 27, splits off of the highway at a lower elevation and provides a more … Mount Ord Fire. From here, the road gains the top from the northeast. Across the road was a couple, camping with their teenage son. The scenery was already amazing, with views of the northern Mazatzal Mountains including Mazatzal Peak itself, and the steep-sloped Mount Peeley across the highway. It's about 35 miles north of Mesa. came into view. Embed review. The top is a mature forest of pine, juniper and some oak, and there were some sections lit in the bright colors of fall. Trail # 48 Vehicle Types. It becomes dirt after passing a corral, then sweeps up the northern flanks of the peak. Fire containment currently at 25%. Climbing it is prohibited. The Mazatzals are typical of many mountain ranges in central and southeastern Arizona. 626 marked as ‘Sycamore Creek/Mount Ord’. Arizona, United States, North America. She uses that road to train for the Grand Canyon. I usually make the trip the first or second weekend in May. Mount Ord is a symmetric peak in northeast Maricopa County where the Beeline Highway (AZ-87) crosses over the highest pass before dropping down northbound into the Lake Roosevelt basin. Mount Ord is a prominent, symmetrically-shaped peak loacted at the far northeast corner of the Phoenix metropolitan area. This up-and-back trip reveals some amazing views Tonto National Forest. The hike down went quickly, taking me slightly more than an hour to return to my truck. 3. 3. based on 26 tracks & routes | | DIFFICULT #256 hike out ... [FSR 627] Sycamore Creek Road, Maricopa County to Mount Ord Trough Spring, Gila County, AZ, USA. Lone Pine claim (Mount Ord Barium Mine; Mt Ord Barium Mine), Mount Ord area, Sunflower Mining District (Mazatzal Mountains Mining District; Quicksilver Mining District), Mazatzal Mountains, Gila Co., Arizona, USA : A baryte occurrence/claim located in the NW¼ sec. Tonto National Forest, Payson, Mount Ord Fire. Really, this drive is ideal for out-of-town visitors on the go — or in-laws in need of entertainment. I met an older lady who had grunted up that lower "Ord Mine Road" and we chatted. Don't have an account? 1. Mount Ord (Apache County, Arizona) Weather (Days 0-3): Mostly dry. The two roads meet one another about midway up. I walked past the gate and up the steeper access road to the top, arriving at 11:20 a.m.. Mount Ord is topped by a huge, 100-foot tall lookout tower. On clear days, it is visible on the northeast skyline from most points east of Phoenix, north (to the left) of the Four Peaks. Frequency: Tone: Call Sign: Location: Features/Status: 145.170 (-) 100.0: W1OQ: Portable: Public Service Events: 146.640 (-) 162.2: W7ARA: Bank One, Phoenix: Autopatch Mount Ord(Mountain/Rock) « PREV: Viewing #3 of 13 GALLERY. 87, go north on 87 for 34.2 miles to Forest Rd. Area: 28.0 mile - 45.1 km radius. For example, if I asked about the roads, he would reply, "Yes, yes, the roads". Little Mount Ord, AZ Latitude: 33.9092083 Longitude: -111.4215232 County: Maricopa Area: Reno Pass Elevation: 1857 meters - 6093 feet. Hiking info, trail maps, and 8 trip reports from Mount Ord (7,128 ft) in the Mazatzal Mountains of Arizona I walked past the gate and up the steeper access road to the top, arriving at 11:20 a.m.. Mount Ord is topped by a huge, 100-foot tall lookout tower. With a summit elevation of 11,409 feet (3,477 m), the peak of Mount Baldy rises above the tree line and is left largely bare of vegetation, lending the mountain its current name. 249 reviews. It sits near the Maricopa-Gila county boundary along state route AZ-87, the Beeline Highway, about 50 miles from downtown Phoenix. Vehicle Types Defined . This home was built in 2019 and last sold on 5/3/2006 for $160,000. Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails. It's about 35 miles north of Mesa. There is another Mount Ord Road, an older dirt road starting about a thousand feet lower down near Ord Mine, about a mile east along AZ-87. I didn't want to drive all the way up, so after a few miles, I looked for a secluded place to park my truck. DIFFICULT 12.3 mi. Arizona Emergency information Network Search. I met an older lady who had grunted up that lower "Ord Mine Road" and we chatted. 27874 E Mount Ord Dr , Rio Verde, AZ 85264-5006 is currently not for sale. The hike down went quickly, taking me slightly more than an hour to return to my truck. Mount Ord in snow, Jan. 2017. Mount Ord from Mapcarta, the free map. There is also a residence there for the lookout people. If you have a screw loose for climbing, then Mt Ord gives you an unparalelled chance to do so, mostly in complete solitude. The summit finally comes into view, hiking along the road There is also a residence there for the lookout people. A locked gate requires that you hike the last 0.6 miles to the tower. Overview: Little Mount Ord, like its loftier neighbor Mount Ord, keeps watch over the Beeline Highway in the center of the Mazatzal Mountains. It has dodged two major wildfires in the past several years (the Willow and the Edge Complex), probably as a result of the extensive prescribed burns that have been done on this mountain to protect the communication towers on top. Temps drop about 20 degrees and nice gravel road will take you to the top (around 7000'). I stayed on top for 30 minutes, took a few photos, and marveled at the visibility. They were friendly, and really all I wanted was to acknowledge them, and vice-versa. Temps drop about 20 degrees and nice gravel road will take you to the top (around 7000'). It's about 35 miles north of Mesa. 11/21/2014. ORD & FOOTHILLS (N33.904948° W111.408990° Elevation 7,100 feet) HOW TO GET THERE Much of the road that takes you from Hwy 87 to the peak of Mt. I camped at the Houston Mesa campground in Payson last night, then drove south along the Beeline this morning, arriving at the highpoint of the highway where the access road to Mount Ord's top starts. Nearby Hiking Trails. Map of hiking trails and routes up Mount Ord (7,128 ft) in the Mazatzal Mountains of Arizona A decent dirt road gets within a half-mile of the summit, and a secondary road closed to unauthorized vehicles goes to the top, on which sits communications towers. I didn't want to drive all the way up, so after a few miles, I looked for a secluded place to park my truck. Mount Ord is a symmetric peak in northeast Maricopa County where the Beeline Highway (AZ-87) crosses over the highest pass before dropping down northbound into the Lake Roosevelt basin. Directions to the Trail: Take Hwy 87 north and turn right on road marked Sycamore Creek/Mount Ord, located 0.6 miles past mile marker 222. Mount Ord. Arizona • Main • AZ P1K. Mount Ord is a summit in Arizona and has an elevation of 7103 feet. There was a worker there, sitting in his truck, but he ignored me and I him.   Overview. • Elevation Profile. Mount Ord, at the center of the Mazatzal Mountains, is an island of pine surrounded by brushy hills, near Sunflower. The asking price for 27856 Mount Ord Rd is $135,000. The rest of the summit is taken up by other towers and buildings. Elite '2020. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Sun night, min -5°C on Tue afternoon). Take exit 13 (Country Club Dr.) and turn left. I gained a few hundred feet, then lost it all as the road dipped. Across the road was a couple, camping with their teenage son. Note the road sweeping up below the peak in the foothills. This home was built in 2019 and last sold on 5/3/2006 for $160,000. While the U.S. Army was fighting the Apaches during the 1880s, Mount Ord's summit was the site of a heliograph station. Not that car thieves are everywhere up here, but the road is traveled a lot and I prefered to park away from the main road if possible. This particular "Mount Ord Road" is narrow and paved for about a mile. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. The 1,504 sq. For entertainment purposes only. First to Review. I took my first break at a sharp bend near a cattle grate. Mount Ord, Arizona Mount Ord is a summit located in Gila County, AZ at N33.90476° W111.40875° (NAD83) and at an elevation of 7103 ft MSL. The Turkish family was gone by this time, and I spent time relaxing before changing back into more comfortable clothes and driving back home. I GPS'd my position, and figured to this point I had covered about two miles and a thousand feet of gain in an hour and a half. (Days 3-6): Mostly dry. I could see peaks over 100 miles away, making out some unique peaks near Gila Bend, out west toward Wickenburg, and east as far as the San Carlos Reservation. Just around the bend stood the summit, so I was actually pretty close. I started hiking about 9:30 a.m., following the main Mount Ord Road. Length 14.4 miElevation gain 3937 ftRoute type Out & back Mount Ord () is a mountain summit located in the Tonto National Forest on the northeastern edge of Maricopa County, Arizona in the Mazatzal mountain range. The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. ft. single-family home is a bed, 2.0 bath property. Vehicle Types Defined . The two roads meet one another about midway up. If you have a screw loose for climbing, then Mt Ord gives you an unparalelled chance to do so, mostly in complete solitude. Overview: Located in the Mazatzal Mountains off of Highway 87, Mount Ord is the easiest transition zone forest habitat to access in Maricopa County. 664 friends. Crews continue to hold containment lines and monitor fire activity. 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