Ord. From Fountain Hills, take State Route 87 (the Beeline Highway) northeast toward Payson. Ord = Good!!! Ord can be climbed any time of the year. We hike an old road. Don’t travel alone, and let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return. View More on Mt. As the road continues to climb, a real “wow” moment occurs near the 3-mile mark. Look for a great camp spot along the first part of F.S. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. A service road leads from the base of the mountain to the summit. October and November are good times to see the fall foliage change color. A metal gate blocks the road to the very top of Mount Ord, where several communication towers are located. Copying and downloading images from this site is strictly prohibited. No sacrifice is required. A dramatic, panoramic view of the Mogollon Rim reveals itself, and from this vantage point, you can clearly see the sheer cliff face that is the southernmost edge of the Colorado Plateau. Carry plenty of water. | Rick Giase, Payson Ranger District, Tonto National Forest. For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. The county line dividing Maricopa County, Arizona and Gila County, Arizona passes across the summit of the peak. Directions: From Fountain Hills, drive north on State Route 87 for 33 miles to Milepost 223. Not far from Phoenix and you dont need a 4wd. It’s an impressive sight that will leave even the most impatient passenger in awe. Mount Ord area, Sunflower Mining District (Mazatzal Mountains Mining District; Quicksilver Mining District), Mazatzal Mountains, Gila Co., Arizona, USA : An occurrence near Mount Ord. Mount Ord is a beautiful drive that's easily accessible from the Beeline (SR87) between Phoenix and Payson. A locked gate requires that you hike the last 0.6 miles to the tower. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. This address can also be written as 27856 Mt. Warning: Back-road travel can be hazardous, so be aware of weather and road conditions. Tight switchbacks and no guardrail give thrill-seekers a temporary rush as the road climbs steadily — steeply in some parts. Mt. Please submit any useful information about climbing Mount Ord (Apache County, Arizona) that may be useful to other climbers. Ord Lookout. Ord. Does not compare to the highest peaks in Arizona, but compared to the urban sprawl of the Phoenix area in the same county, it is so different and a great place to escape the valley heat. It is an interesting summit in that you can start in an upper sonoran landscape of creosote, saguaro, and paloverde, ascend through grasslands of manzanita, and end in a decidious forest of oak trees. A high-clearance vehicle is recommended. Early items of note include a "Lost Apache Mine" somewhere on its north slope and the construction of a wagon road to Camp Reno along its south slope in 1868. ORD Road Apartment 3, Sunflower, Arizona … Ord = Pain Therefore Mt. This vacant land has been listed on Redfin since February 20, 2020 and is currently priced at $129,900. The drive back to State Route 87 moves quicker than the climb up, so proceed with caution — you never know who or what is right around the next switchback. It is an interesting summit in that you can start in an upper sonoran landscape of creosote, saguaro, and paloverde, ascend through grasslands of manzanita, and end in a decidious forest of oak trees. It's about 35 miles north of Mesa. It is about 15 miles round trip and about 3800 feet. ORD Rd #3 is vacant land in Sunflower, AZ 85263. What about the Mount Ord Trail? Mount Ord from Mapcarta, the free map. 27722 E Mount Ord Dr , Scottsdale, AZ 85264-5004 is currently not for sale. Despite how easily accessible FR 626 is, it’s remarkably quiet. However, it's a gradual hike up a relatively wide jeep road to the top and is fairly easy. From Phoenix, it is approximately 50 miles (80 km) northeast to Mt. Fortunately, the drive to Mount Ord is the exception. 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. Most people drive a 4WD vehicle up to .5 miles before the summit and then hike to the top. On clear days, it is visible on the northeast skyline from most points east of Phoenix, north (to the left) of the Four Peaks. Downlink: 147.36000: Uplink: 147.96000: Offset: +0.6 MHz : Uplink Tone: 162.2: County: 626. The acres ( sq. © Copyright 2020 Arizona Department of Transportation, State of Arizona. Ord › Mount Ord Trail [CLOSED] is a 14.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tonto Basin, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. Photo: From near the top of Mount Ord, Roosevelt Lake glitters in the distance. (1 ). MT. This property is not currently available for sale. This up-and-back trip reveals some amazing views Tonto National Forest. This is the pull off area. Mt. If you're looking for wildlife or vistas, this is the place. (2), Images Free printable topographic map of Mount Ord (aka Mesa del Oso and Mese la Oso) in Gila County, AZ including photos, elevation & GPS coordinates. Ord. The county line dividing Maricopa County, Arizona and Gila County, Arizona passes across the summit of the peak. If you're looking for wildlife or vistas, this is the place. In the winter, it gets cold enough to snow. On the summit is the 102 ft. Mt. 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. You are not allowed to climb the lookout tower on the summit because it is still operational. Mt. All Rights Reserved. Really, this drive is ideal for out-of-town visitors on the go — or in-laws in need of entertainment. If you only have enough time to get out for the day, I highly recommend you take a trip out to Mt. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. 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. Ord Day Hike; when: Trip Report: May 11, 2019 Trip Report: May 12, 2018 Trip Report: April 27, 2017 Trip Report: April 3, 2014 where: Sunflower: the hike Unlike the Grand Canyon we go UP hill first then return down. The views are breathtaking, the trip itself is quick and the fist-clenching moments are few and far between. The end of the road comes at Mile 6.1. 27856 Mount Ord Rd , Rio Verde, AZ 85263 is a vacant lot listed for-sale at $129,900. It is best in the spring, summer, and fall because of its cool temperatures in relation to Phoenix. Turn right (east) at the clearly marked turnoff for Mount Ord, Forest Road 626, near Milepost 223. ft.) lot listed for sale on. A locked gate requires that you hike the last 0.6 miles to the tower. In inclement weather, a high-clearance vehicle is an absolute must. Length 14.4 miElevation gain 3937 ftRoute type Out & back Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' The 3,083 sq. The area has one of the densenst concentrations of deer, black bear, and mountain lion in all of Arizona plus a variety of birds. Its height is 7,128 feet (2,173 m). However, even with snow, the service road can still be hiked with appropriate dress. Turn right onto Forest Road 626 and continue for 6 miles. Vehicle requirements: A high-clearance vehicle is recommended. Mt Ord is has an approximate elevation of 7000 ft. Have you been there? MLS # … Tonto National Forest, Payson, Mount Ord Fire Crews completed aerial ignition Seputember 20, 2016. Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children. Ord on Sunday afternoon. 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, at the center of the Mazatzal Mountains, is an island of pine surrounded by brushy hills, near Sunflower. If you are interested in mountain lookouts, go to http://firelookout.net/Individ_Lookout/us443_mt.ord.htm and http://www.firetower.org/listings/us443.html. Although it’s well maintained, there are a few bumps in this road, and a standard SUV is your best bet. Mt. For example, the The Only authorized vehicles are allowed to continue on. ft. single-family home is a bed, 3.33 bath property. Sort Comments by: Recent Activity Helpfulness Date Whether it’s time, vehicle requirements or sheer guts, you often have to give a little in order to get Arizona’s spectacular views in return. Mt Ord is the highest point in Maricopa County in Arizona with an elevation of about 7100 feet. As you reach the highway, take a moment to gloat, especially if you’re playing tour guide for the day. There’s only the hum of Mother Nature in the air. Ord. Some scenic drives require a certain amount of commitment. 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Click here to leave a review and improve this listing! 27874 E Mount Ord Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85264 is a 2.5 bathroom, 2,485 sqft unknown built in 2012. Ord, AZ (May 17, 2020) – An injury accident blocked the left lane on State Route 87 near Mt. Roughly 5 miles after Sunflower, make a right onto Mt. Mineralization is mercury deposits in a schist belt. Views are impressive at ground level at the base of the tower. ORD & FOOTHILLS (N33.904948° W111.408990° Elevation 7,100 feet). Mount Ord is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.173m (7,128ft) above the sea level, located on the northeastern edge of Maricopa County, in Arizona, USA. Bushnell Tanks: Access off of Highway 87 to FS Road 22, mule deer can be found on most of the hillsides in this area. Length: 12.2 miles round-trip (Forest Road 626) It is on the National Historic Lookout Register and is still in use. Ord around 3:30 p.m. 27874 E Mount Ord Dr was last sold on May 3, 2006 for $160,000 (211% lower than the asking price of $498,000). Information: Payson Ranger District, 928-474-7900, www.fs.usda.gov/tonto, Arizona Highways 2039 W Lewis Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009 602.712.2200. Ord: Access off Highway 87 and FS 626 to the east, the lower basins like Cottonwood Basin hold mule deer on the western facing slopes below the thick chaparral vegetation on the hillsides. In less than a mile, the landscape — dotted with scrub oaks, piñon pines and agaves — dramatically shifts, and you’ll be lost in a forest of pine trees. At Mile 1.6, there’s room to pull over and enjoy the beauty. The area has one of the densenst concentrations of deer, black bear, and mountain lion in all of Arizo… Although it’s well maintained, there are a few bumps in this road, and a standard SUV is your best bet. That starts way higher and is shorter. Description: High scenic views as you climb 7128-ft. Mount Ord to a Forest Service lookout tower. Crews continue to hold containment lines and monitor fire activity. Authorities at the scene say that at least two vehicles collided in the left lanes of SR 87 northbound near Mt. 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. There are many free camp sites along the jeep road. Mount Baldy (Western Apache: Dził Łigai White Mountain) is a mountain in eastern Arizona in the United States. This home was built in 2007 and last sold on 1/28/2005 for $92,500. Reproduction in part or whole without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. Mount Ord's 80' self-supporting tower is located between Phoenix and Payson on the Mazatzal Mountain range in the Tonto National Forest above SR 87 (the Beeline Highway). Mount Ord is a summit in Arizona and has an elevation of 7103 feet. (13), Climber's Log Entries Mt. Views are impressive at ground level at the base of the tower. Continuing on, the road eventually hugs the back of the mountainside, where you’ll be treated to another amazing view: Roosevelt Lake, which looks like a glittering shard of glass from this elevation. HOW TO GET THERE Excellent campsites can also be found if you venture off the service road onto the right branching trail. Amateur radio W7ARA 147.36 repeater at Sunflower, Arizona. Look for a great camp spot along first part of F.S. The road goes from pavement to graded dirt in a matter of seconds. Take 87 North (Beeline) past Fountain Hills into the Tonto National Forest and through Sunflower. All rights reserved. The road goes from pavement to graded dirt in a matter of seconds. This trail peters out after a couple of miles - leaving you to either backtrack or bushwack your way up the face of the mountain. 626. 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. Continue hiking straight on the jeep road and do not take the right branch. The images on this website are copyrighted. Mount Ord seems to be the hub of Mazatzal Mountain history. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. While the U.S. Army was fighting the Apaches during the 1880s, Mount Ord's summit was the site of a heliograph station. (1), Additions & Corrections Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. A few miles from the base, you will come to an obvious branch in the road. Be the first to submit your climbing note! Mount Ord is the second highest mountain in the Mazatzal Range of central Arizona. Fire containment currently at 25%. In fact, this drive is more about bang than buck, so to speak. 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