Arizona's Mazatzal Mts. including Four Peaks
The rugged Mazatzal Mts. remain surprisingly wild considering their proximity to
the Phoenix-metro area. The best-known part of the Mazatzals are the iconic Four
Peaks, which rise high above the surrounding Sonoran Desert and can be easily
seen from Phoenix. Most of these photos were taken atop Four Peaks or in the desert
foothils beneath the peaks. Other pictures, however, were captured in other
beautifully undeveloped parts of the Mazatzals, of which there are many. A few
were even taken from high in the nearby Sierra Ancha looking toward Four Peaks.

Saguaro cactus beneath snow-covered Four Peaks in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona
 
Four Peaks in the Mazatzal Mts. of Arizona
 
Ocotillo in the desert beneath Four Peaks in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona
 
Clouds drift past Four Peaks in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona

Wild Silverpuff Dandelions atop Four Peaks in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona
 
The sun sets behind Four Peaks in the Mazatzal Mts. of Arizona, as seen from near Roosevelt Lake (looking west)
 
Prickly Pear cactus in the desert beneath Four Peaks in Arizona's Mazatzal Mts.

    Cholla cactus and blooming Palo Verde trees beneath Four Peaks, as seen from Roosevelt Lake, Arizona   Cholla cactus and blooming Palo Verde trees beneath Four Peaks, as seen from Roosevelt Lake, Arizona   Saguaro cactus beneath Four Peaks in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona    

 
From McFadden Peak in the Sierra Ancha looking south toward Four Peaks, Arizon
 
From McFadden Peak in the Sierra Ancha looking south toward Four Peaks, Arizon
 
From McFadden Peak in the Sierra Ancha looking south toward Four Peaks, Arizon
 

  A century plant atop McFadden Peak in the Sierra Ancha, with the Mazatzal Mts. (including Four Peaks) in the distance   The setting sun from Four Peaks in the Mazatzal Mts. of Arizona   Saguaro cactus in the desert beneath snow-covered Four Peaks in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona   A pine tree atop Four Peaks, Arizona at sunset  

A Palo Verde tree blooms in the spring beneath Four Peaks in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona  
Saguaro cactus in the Mazatzal Mts. of Arizona
 
Saguaro cactus in the Mazatzal Mts. of Arizona
 
Saguaro cactus in the Mazatzal Mts. of Arizona
   

 
Arizona's Mazatzal Mts. with Prickly Pear cactus in the foreground
 
Mazatzal Mts., Arizona
 

 
Saguaro cactus in the Mazatzal Mts. of Arizona
 
Saguaro cactus in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona
 
Saguaro cactus in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona