Tex Canyon Trail

Rodeo, Arizona

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This smooth road passes along two canyons within the Coronado National Forest: Rucker Canyon and Tex Canyon. Initially the graded gravel road crosses ranchland as it follows alongside the low Swisshelm Mountains. Within the national forest, the standard of the road falls slightly and it becomes narrower, but is still suitable for passenger vehicles in dry weather. It can be washboardy in sections. Special Attractions: One of the prime bird-watching areas in southeastern Arizona; Easy, graded trail through spectacular, sky island scenery; Many backcountry campsites and developed campgrounds; Chiricahua National Monument at the western end of the trail. 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 )

This smooth road passes along two canyons within the Coronado National Forest: Rucker Canyon and Tex Canyon. Initially the graded gravel road crosses ranchland as it follows alongside the low Swisshelm Mountains. Within the national forest, the standard of the road falls slightly and it becomes narrower, but is still suitable for passenger vehicles in dry weather. It can be washboardy in sections.

Special Attractions: One of the prime bird-watching areas in southeastern Arizona; Easy, graded trail through spectacular, sky island scenery; Many backcountry campsites and developed campgrounds; Chiricahua National Monument at the western end of the trail. 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: 26.3
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 4,700 feet
Top Elevation: 6,000 feet
Local Contacts: Coronado National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Square Top Hills East, Swisshelm Mt., Bruno Peak, Stanford Canyon, Chiricahua Peak, Swede Peak, Pedregosa Mts. East, Paramore Crater, and others
Driving Directions: Directions to Tex Canyon Trail

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