Sugarloaf Trail

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona 85643

Elevation Gain1,719ft
Trailhead Elevation6,829ft
Elevation Min/Max6820/7299ft
Elevation Start/End6829/6829ft

Sugarloaf Trail

Sugarloaf Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 6,829 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,719 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms and parking. The trail ends near Sugarloaf Mountain (elevation 7,290 feet).

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"An easy hike to one of the highest viewpoints in the Chiricahua National Monument. This well-maintained easy trail takes you to the old fire lookout built by the Civilian Conservation Corps atop Sugarloaf Mountain, where you have great views of the monument’s renowned fractured and sculpted volcanic rhyolite formations.

The plant life is equally intriguing. Seven varieties of oak, as well as pine, cypress, fir, and juniper, grow in the monument. Mixed in with the woodlands are yuccas, agave, and sotol. Javelina and white-tailed deer are common. Many birds breed in or migrate through the area, including hummingbirds, rose-throated becards, and elegant trogans."

"A short day hike to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, 0.9 mile one way.

This trail makes a brief climb to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, where a fire lookout commands views encompassing Chiricahua National Monument. The path starts out by traversing across the northern slope of Sugarloaf Mountain, which looks out over the clustered pinnacles of Bonita Canyon. After passing through a man-made tunnel, the grade steepens a bit."

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Chiricahua National Monument
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Chiricahua National Monument
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USGS Chiricahua National Monument
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Nov 2018