Pinery Canyon Trail

Rodeo, Arizona

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The Chiricahua Mountains are one of the “sky islands” of Arizona’s southeast mountain ranges where the altitude of the range creates mini-climate zones of flora and fauna typically found much further to the north. These islands stand out as cool oases in the summer heat, refuges where outdoor enthusiasts can hike, 4WD, and camp in relative coolness. Special Attractions: Access to the Kasper Tunnel—important in the history of Hilltop ghost town; Picturesque trail through the Chiricahua Mountains; Backcountry camping; Hands Pass and views of Cochise Head. This trail is graded dirt but suitable for a normal passenger vehicle. It usually has gentle grades, is fairly wide, and has very shallow water crossings (if any).
Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

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Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

The Chiricahua Mountains are one of the “sky islands” of Arizona’s southeast mountain ranges where the altitude of the range creates mini-climate zones of flora and fauna typically found much further to the north. These islands stand out as cool oases in the summer heat, refuges where outdoor enthusiasts can hike, 4WD, and camp in relative coolness.

Special Attractions: Access to the Kasper Tunnel—important in the history of Hilltop ghost town; Picturesque trail through the Chiricahua Mountains; Backcountry camping; Hands Pass and views of Cochise Head. This trail is graded dirt but suitable for a normal passenger vehicle. It usually has gentle grades, is fairly wide, and has very shallow water crossings (if any).

© 2006 Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Rodeo
Distance: 18
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: April to December
Trailhead Elevation: 5,200 feet
Top Elevation: 7,600 feet
Local Contacts: Coronado National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Portal, Rustler Park, Fife Peak, Bowie Mountain South, Willcox, Chiricahua Peak; BLM Willcox, Chiricahua Peak; and others
Driving Directions: Directions to Pinery Canyon Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

3/15/2005
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We've attempted this trip two times. The first time there was no snow and a great trip. Easy and great views. Went birding on the east side. The second time we found the road closed due to snow. Same time of year..different years.



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