CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Iron Peak

THIS HIKE IS IRON PEAK LOOP. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft

We will be meeting at 7:30am at the Preston Park and Ride.

This beautiful hike starts out along a creek and ascends gradually to a pass where you get to see the Stuart Range in all of it's glory.  All the while Iron Peak is glowing red to the left.  We approach what looks to be the edge of the world and drop down into a rocky valley to ascend once more over Navaho Pass and down again through flowery meadows.  There are four ups and four downs on this hike, so it's a bit of a test of will, but this loop is well worth it!


Iron Peak

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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