Peak 1474 ft., (449 meters), Yuma County, Arizona
Located in the Barry M. Goldwater Marine Corps Test Range
At the south end of the Vokopi Ridge
|A view looking west at the route up Peak 1474 from were we parked at point 019 shown on the map below. The climb is a fun scramble up the drainage shown. At the top of the ridge there is a short narrow ridge to the summit. The climb takes about one-half hour.|
|This map shows the south end of the Vokopi Ridge. Peak 1474 is the last 300 foot prominence peak on the ridge. The map has the UTM grid using NAD27 in Zone 11. A permit is needed to enter this area as explained below.
Notes on Permits for the Barry M. Goldwater Range and Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge: This peak is on the Barry M. Goldwater Range, West Side. Public entry for hiking and camping is allowed with a permit from the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge office in Ajo which regulates public entry. The permit will also allow you to drive across the Barry M. Goldwater Range to reach the Refuge. For information write or call the Refuge staff at: 1611 North Second Ave., Ajo, AZ. 85321. Phone: (520) 387-6483. Four-wheel drive vehicles are required. More information on permits is at my site: Cabeza Permits Note: Before driving in call the BMGR office in Yuma at: 800-979-0657.
Driving Directions: Take exit #14 on Interstate 8 which is Foothills Blvd. on the far eastern side of Yuma. Drive south to the end of the pavement which is Post "A" and the Range boundary. Be sure to have a full tank of gas and adequate water and supplies since there are no facilities in this large area. Note the following mileages starting from Post A at the boundary:
At 4.1 miles reach Post A2 and go left.
Hiking Directions: Go west up the canyon and follow the drainage shown in the picture above. The distance is very short, less than one-half mile, and the gain is about 530 feet. The climb takes about one-half hour to the summit. 12/14 RLC