The name says it all. Tons of bouldering scattered across the mountainside and down into the valley, mostly slabby to slightly overhung moderates (V0-V3) along with some hard, steeper problems and lots of highballs. Rock is typical high Mt. Lemmon granite: sharp, with plenty of crimps and slopers, and of varying quality. The boulders are fairly spread out, and though most near the trail have been developed, there is certainly much more to be found by those willing to hike farther out and off the trail. A great and unique escape in the warmer months.
Take Mt. Lemmon Highway through Summerhaven to the parking area at Marshall Gulch. Take the Marshall Gulch trail 1.2 miles to its intersection with the Wilderness of Rocks trail. Follow the Wilderness of Rocks trail a few hundred yards until you reach the start of the boulders. The 30+ minute approach may seem a bit long, but the trails are flat and well-maintained, and the solitude, scenery, and good climbing you'll enjoy make the hike worthwhile.
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