MILEAGE: 375 miles of paved road, 5.5 miles of fair dirt to 4WD
DRIVE: From Kingman, AZ drive 30 miles N on US Highway 93 to the signed, paved Pierce Ferry Road,
which is just N of highway milepost 42. Turn right (NE) and drive 2.7 miles to 7
Street, a wide, excellent
dirt road. Turn right (E) and drive 2.4 miles on this dirt road to a crossroads (to the left and straight ahead
are poorer dirt roads). Turn right here and drive 1.0 miles to an intersection and turn left(this is 5
but is unmarked). Drive 0.7 miles to a fork and bear left for 0.2 miles to a cattle gate with a sign about the
Tipton Wilderness. Low clearance vehicles may wish to park here. Continue straight through the gate and
drive a progressively deteriorating dirt road as far as you can get. At 0.7 miles further there is a large parking
area and an information board with a sign in box. High clearance vehicles can continue 0.3 miles further to
a locked gate. The road is quite eroded and rocky over the last mile plus, and will not likely be maintained.
CLIMB: Hike up the road about 1 mile to a point just E of hill 4288. From here head ESE up a wash,
staying in the wash as much as you can to avoid the brushy terrain on either side of it. Stay in the right hand
channel. The route is lightly ducked to its end. Exit from the wash near the 5300 foot level at a small saddle
and continue SE up the east ridge of Tipton. Turning left (ENE), follow the ridge, staying to the left side
of a knob at 6600 feet elevation and then continuing on the ridge as it curves SE to the summit.
ROUND TRIP STATS: 3700 feet elevation gain, 9 miles, 8 hours
1. Because of the thick brush you might encounter on Tipton, especially if you're off route, long pants
might be advisable for this peak.
2. Mount Tipton lies within the boundary of the Mount Tipton Wilderness Area This wilderness area
encompasses approximately 30,760 acres of land and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
4WD Parking