Look for a great camp spot along the first part of F.S. Its height is 7,128 feet (2,173 m). ORD Road Apartment 3, Sunflower, Arizona … As the road continues to climb, a real “wow” moment occurs near the 3-mile mark. A few miles from the base, you will come to an obvious branch in the road. "It's such a fine line between stupid and clever." If you only have enough time to get out for the day, I highly recommend you take a trip out to Mt. No sacrifice is required. 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 = Good!!! 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). Mt. Ord can be climbed any time of the year. Length: 12.2 miles round-trip (Forest Road 626) Description: High scenic views as you climb 7128-ft. Mount Ord to a Forest Service lookout tower. Vehicle requirements: A high-clearance vehicle is recommended. For example, the Tight switchbacks and no guardrail give thrill-seekers a temporary rush as the road climbs steadily — steeply in some parts. Despite how easily accessible FR 626 is, it’s remarkably quiet. This vacant land is a 2.33 acre lot. ORD Rd #3 is vacant land in Sunflower, AZ 85263. Turn right (east) at the clearly marked turnoff for Mount Ord, Forest Road 626, near Milepost 223. 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. In fact, this drive is more about bang than buck, so to speak. 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. However, even with snow, the service road can still be hiked with appropriate dress. Views are impressive at ground level at the base of the tower. That starts way higher and is shorter. Ord = Pain Therefore Mt. A service road leads from the base of the mountain to the summit. High scenic views as you climb 7,128-ft. Mount Ord to a Forest Service lookout tower. Not far from Phoenix and you dont need a 4wd. It is not to be confused with the peak of Mount Baldy, Arizona, also referred to by some sources as "Mount Ord". Mt Ord is the highest point in Maricopa County in Arizona with an elevation of about 7100 feet. Ord around 3:30 p.m. This address can also be written as 27856 Mt. Ord. All Rights Reserved. The county line dividing Maricopa County, Arizona and Gila County, Arizona passes across the summit of the peak. A high-clearance vehicle is recommended. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. 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. Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' 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. If you're looking for wildlife or vistas, this is the place. 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. 27856 Mt. This home was built in 2007 and last sold on 1/28/2005 for $92,500. Carry plenty of water. We hike an old road. 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. 27874 E Mount Ord Dr was last sold on May 3, 2006 for $160,000 (211% lower than the asking price of $498,000). The views are breathtaking, the trip itself is quick and the fist-clenching moments are few and far between. Look for a great camp spot along first part of F.S. (18), Comments Mount Ord at ListsOfJohn.com Weather for Mount Ord Apache County Arizona at Mountain-Forecast.com Mount Ord at Summits on the Air (Amateur Radio) Weather and Snow National Weather Service Forecast NOAA Snow Depth Map Lists that contain Mount Ord: Top 10 Elevation Grid for U.S. States (Rank #102) Arizona 10,000-foot Peaks (Rank #6) Photo: From near the top of Mount Ord, Roosevelt Lake glitters in the distance. Ord. 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. Really, this drive is ideal for out-of-town visitors on the go — or in-laws in need of entertainment. View More on Mt. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Amateur radio W7ARA 147.36 repeater at Sunflower, Arizona. The images on this website are copyrighted. 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. ft.) lot listed for sale on. This up-and-back trip reveals some amazing views Tonto National Forest. Please submit any useful information about climbing Mount Ord (Apache County, Arizona) that may be useful to other climbers. 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. Ord on Sunday afternoon. Mineralization is mercury deposits in a schist belt. MLS # … You are not allowed to climb the lookout tower on the summit because it is still operational. 626. It is best in the spring, summer, and fall because of its cool temperatures in relation to Phoenix. It is on the National Historic Lookout Register and is still in use. Heading uphill, it isn’t long before you’ll be treated to gorgeous views of the Mazatzal Mountains. Directions: From Fountain Hills, drive north on State Route 87 for 33 miles to Milepost 223. In inclement weather, a high-clearance vehicle is an absolute must. 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. Mount Ord (Apache County, Arizona) Climbing Notes. Mt Ord is has an approximate elevation of 7000 ft. Have you been there? The road goes from pavement to graded dirt in a matter of seconds. Roughly 5 miles after Sunflower, make a right onto Mt. Mount Ord, at the center of the Mazatzal Mountains, is an island of pine surrounded by brushy hills, near Sunflower. --David St. Hubbins, Routes 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 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. Reproduction in part or whole without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. Ord, AZ (May 17, 2020) – An injury accident blocked the left lane on State Route 87 near Mt. Return the way you came. The road goes from pavement to graded dirt in a matter of seconds. Mt. This vacant land has been listed on Redfin since February 20, 2020 and is currently priced at $129,900. Mt. Mount Ord seems to be the hub of Mazatzal Mountain history. MT. 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. 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. The end of the road comes at Mile 6.1. HOW TO GET THERE Excellent campsites can also be found if you venture off the service road onto the right branching trail. A locked gate requires that you hike the last 0.6 miles to the tower. Mount Baldy (Western Apache: Dził Łigai White Mountain) is a mountain in eastern Arizona in the United States. As you reach the highway, take a moment to gloat, especially if you’re playing tour guide for the day. (1 ). There’s only the hum of Mother Nature in the air. Ord. Turn right onto Forest Road 626 and continue for 6 miles. The area has one of the densenst concentrations of deer, black bear, and mountain lion in all of Arizona plus a variety of birds. Authorities at the scene say that at least two vehicles collided in the left lanes of SR 87 northbound near Mt. Ord. The 3,083 sq. Mount Ord is a beautiful drive that's easily accessible from the Beeline (SR87) between Phoenix and Payson. Views are impressive at ground level at the base of the tower. Crews continue to hold containment lines and monitor fire activity. Information: Payson Ranger District, 928-474-7900, www.fs.usda.gov/tonto, Arizona Highways 2039 W Lewis Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009 602.712.2200. This is the pull off area. 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. Sort Comments by: Recent Activity Helpfulness Date Mt. All rights reserved. This property is not currently available for sale. Most people drive a 4WD vehicle up to .5 miles before the summit and then hike to the top. A metal gate blocks the road to the very top of Mount Ord, where several communication towers are located. On clear days, it is visible on the northeast skyline from most points east of Phoenix, north (to the left) of the Four Peaks. Some scenic drives require a certain amount of commitment. From the top, Roosevelt Lake, the Four Peaks, and the Mogollon Rim can all be clearly seen. Copying and downloading images from this site is strictly prohibited. (1), Additions & Corrections 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. | Rick Giase, Payson Ranger District, Tonto National Forest. From Phoenix, it is approximately 50 miles (80 km) northeast to Mt. ft. single-family home is a bed, 3.33 bath property. In inclement weather, a high-clearance vehicle is an absolute must. 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. Length 14.4 miElevation gain 3937 ftRoute type Out & back (2), Images Click here to leave a review and improve this listing! What about the Mount Ord Trail? It's about 35 miles north of Mesa. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. Mount Ord at SummitPost.org Mount Ord at ListsOfJohn.com Weather and Snow National Weather Service Forecast NOAA Snow Depth Map Lists that contain Mount Ord: Arizona Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #43) Arizona Fire Lookouts (Rank #102) Ord Lookout. Warning: Back-road travel can be hazardous, so be aware of weather and road conditions. © Copyright 2020 Arizona Department of Transportation, State of Arizona. 27722 E Mount Ord Dr , Scottsdale, AZ 85264-5004 is currently not for sale. 27856 Mount Ord Rd , Rio Verde, AZ 85263 is a vacant lot listed for-sale at $129,900. Mount Ord is the second highest mountain in the Mazatzal Range of central Arizona. The acres ( sq. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. ORD & FOOTHILLS (N33.904948° W111.408990° Elevation 7,100 feet). 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. Fire containment currently at 25%. There are many free camp sites along the jeep road. Few hike the 14 miles round trip and 4,720 ft. from the base to the summit. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. 27874 E Mount Ord Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85264 is a 2.5 bathroom, 2,485 sqft unknown built in 2012. In the winter, it gets cold enough to snow. (13), Climber's Log Entries It is about 15 miles round trip and about 3800 feet. Downlink: 147.36000: Uplink: 147.96000: Offset: +0.6 MHz : Uplink Tone: 162.2: County: Ord › Bushnell Tanks: Access off of Highway 87 to FS Road 22, mule deer can be found on most of the hillsides in this area. Dispersed campsites are right off of FR-626 roughly 1 mile downhill from the Summit of Mt 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. Although it’s well maintained, there are a few bumps in this road, and a standard SUV is your best bet. October and November are good times to see the fall foliage change color. Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children. From Fountain Hills, take State Route 87 (the Beeline Highway) northeast toward Payson. If you have a screw loose for climbing, then Mt Ord gives you an unparalelled chance to do so, mostly in complete solitude. Only authorized vehicles are allowed to continue on. 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. On the summit is the 102 ft. Mt. This trail peters out after a couple of miles - leaving you to either backtrack or bushwack your way up the face of the mountain. Turn right (east) at the clearly marked turnoff for Mount Ord, Forest Road 626, near Milepost 223. 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. Continue hiking straight on the jeep road and do not take the right branch. While the U.S. Army was fighting the Apaches during the 1880s, Mount Ord's summit was the site of a heliograph station. Tonto National Forest, Payson, Mount Ord Fire Crews completed aerial ignition Seputember 20, 2016. Fortunately, the drive to Mount Ord is the exception. Mount Ord area, Sunflower Mining District (Mazatzal Mountains Mining District; Quicksilver Mining District), Mazatzal Mountains, Gila Co., Arizona, USA : An occurrence near Mount Ord. Mt. 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. 626. The area has one of the densenst concentrations of deer, black bear, and mountain lion in all of Arizo… Mount Ord from Mapcarta, the free map. A locked gate requires that you hike the last 0.6 miles to the tower. At Mile 1.6, there’s room to pull over and enjoy the beauty. Mount Ord is the second highest mountain in the Mazatzal Range of central Arizona. However, it's a gradual hike up a relatively wide jeep road to the top and is fairly easy. Although it’s well maintained, there are a few bumps in this road, and a standard SUV is your best bet. Mt. It’s an impressive sight that will leave even the most impatient passenger in awe. The Mount Ord is a summit in Arizona and has an elevation of 7103 feet. Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. Be the first to submit your climbing note! Take 87 North (Beeline) past Fountain Hills into the Tonto National Forest and through Sunflower. 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