Arizona is well known for its red-rock formations, conjuring up images of magnificent crimson outcroppings set against azure skies. Munds Mountain Wilderness is home to many of these ruggedly beautiful specimens, along with several traditional high mesas common to central Arizona. Elevations on the mountain itself range from 3,600 feet to 6,825 feet, and moderate to steep slopes climb all along the Mogollon Rim. Cliff faces are marked with extensive outcroppings of Coconino and Supai sandstone, and ramp basalt flows everywhere.
Hot Loop and Jacks Canyon trails, veer away from crowded areas and lead to spectacular sights. Hot Loop climbs six miles to the top of Horse Mesa, while Jacks Canyon ventures 4.3 miles to a narrow saddle, where it joins the Munds Mountain Trail.