Since we’re staying at the Saddle Mountain BLM area, Saddle Mountain is literally right in our backyard. No sense not climbing it!
Alltrails has the trail listed as 2.7mi roundtrip, 1558 feet of elevation, and rates it as hard.
After reading reviews I had visions of climbing hand-over-hand through some parts, and punishing the body a bit – unfortunately not so.
Although it really rates as a moderate hike, it’s definitely worth the effort. Beautiful views, and a fun trail to knock out. Just make sure to wear good boots, bring hiking poles, and lots of water!
GPX file for Garmin devices
Through the Saddle
Saddle Mountain West Face
Saddle Mountain Geodetic Marker 1
Saddle Mountain Geodetic Marker No Number
Saddle Mountain Selfie
Saddle Mountain Geodetic Marker 2
Mountains in the Clouds