Backpack - Navaho Pass


Backpack - Navaho Pass

This 11 mile very strenuous overnight backpack with 3000 feet of elevation gain climbs through wildflower fields to immense views of the Stuart Range.

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  • Sat, Jun 20, 2015 — Sun, Jun 21, 2015
  • Foothills Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft

8 am at the Stafford Creek trail head

Although open to all club members over age 18, this trip is also part of the B3 Backpacking Building Blocks series and eligible for B3 course credit. In addition, this backpack will have a practical instructional/learning focus and offer experience in proper gear use and camp set-up techniques.

From Stafford Creek trailhead we'll hike 5.5 miles to Navaho pass  and camp at the pass.  This hike is challenging but we will go at a slow-moderate pace.  This will be by no means a race to the top, but all participants must be in good physical condition and cardiovascular health.  There may be some snow in upper elevations so microspikes or comparable are required for the trip.  If there is too much snow, we will camp at a lower elevation.




Navaho Pass & Peak

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Red Top Mtn

    USGS Enchantment Lakes
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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