The 5200 acres in the Escudilla Wilderness sit atop Arizona's third highest peak, the 10,912 feet Escudilla Mountain. It is home to several pristine, high elevation meadows that are comprised of relatively rare plant associations. Large stands of aspen, both inside the wilderness and on other areas of the mountain, make this a fabulous place to visit in the fall. The 3.3 mile Escudilla Trail is well worth the climb for day trips to the fire tower and its outstanding vistas.