Fisher Towers Walkthrough
How to Run Fisher Towers
From the parking lot, this shoots out to the end of a small mesa and then drops into some ravines before climbing back up. The trail is a mix of packed dirt, visible trail, and hard sandstone. Some short navigation might be needed, though permanent markers have been placed where needed.
The trail winds directly beneath a few of the tall towers, with magnificent reds and earthy tones of rock, and panoramic views of Castle Valley. There is one section of this trail that requires you to climb a ladder. There are also a few places where the trail is narrow and cliffs out on the side.
There is no shade in this south/west facing system, and temperatures can easily exceed 100°F in the summer sun here. Otherwise, this is a fun and beautiful short run and can rival some of the trails in Sedona.
Climbing your first mountain or 14er is an exciting and rewarding experience! You’ll get the achievement of seeing the world from above and the feel-goods of the endorphins from the exercise. However, the mountains aren’t a walk in the park, and getting down is mandatory. Some situations require extra caution and a little know how. With a bit of preparation, you’ll be able to get to the summit and back safely.
Whether you are training for a race or simply indulging in all the wilderness has to offer, there are a variety of factors, some constant, and some changing, that are likely to have an impact on your journey. Knowing these factors can help ensure your safety and get you back to the trailhead safely.