Mount Ord

Total Miles
17.1

Elevation

2,053.30 ft

Duration

2.75 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Mt Ord is almost 7000' elevation, so it is a nice place to be in hot weather, but not so good after a cold winter storm.This trip is an enjoyable way to spend a short day out in the brush. A fairly easy trail with great scenery.We like to do the northern 4WD part of the trail first, but it certainly can be done in any direction. Doing it from the north gets the few relatively easy challenges out of the way and then you can putz around some easy roads and coast on home.The northern 4WD road is Forest Service Road #27. It has a couple of tippy spots and numerous areas of gullies caused by erosion over the years. The main road to the peak (#626) is a well-graded road suitable for most vehicles. The road is gated before actually reaching the peak.There is no problem finding a lunch spot with a view. You might even see a prescribed burn beyond the Mogollon Rim.When you are done exploring the high country head on down the west end to Highway 87.

Photos of Mount Ord

Mount Ord
Mount Ord
Mount Ord

Difficulty

Mostly easy trail with a few washes. These can become larger after heavy storms

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Gabe And Kelli Cisneros
Mar 29, 2024
4x4
Obstructed
Washout
North side has a few washed out areas. 4x4 no lockers 2.5 puck lift did well. Thanks to those who reconditioned this trail. Use caution when crossing washed out areas.
Marc Kade
Feb 21, 2024
4x4
Obstructed
Washout
If you plan to run the north part of this trail with a 4x4…. You better have shovels, max track, etc. the trail had many completely washed out deterioration. We rebuilt 2 drainage turns that took 5 hours. We rebuilt a sketchy rock section that was also a mess… another hour or so. All 3 of these sections even after rebuild was sketchy. 3 other times we used max trax and shovel to bridge gaps of determination. Several time we just gunned and got through. It took us 10 hours to make it through… south to north, probably 10ish miles. 1st half was easy though. Well maintained. The rest is definitely not an easy 3. Solid 4 to 5. Crappy road, lots of sketchy exposure. End of day…. epic experience but way more than what I was planning for.
Kevin Perreault
Nov 11, 2023
2022 Toyota 4Runner
Obstructed
Washout
Jim Schweikert
Jul 22, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated

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