Brown Canyon

Sierra Vista, Arizona 85636

Brown Canyon

Brown Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"The Brown Canyon Trail is a local cycling favorite. Not deadly hard but not a creampuff ride either, Brown Canyon Trail begins with a fairly steep grind up a gravel road. It’s only a mile and a half, but you’ll gain several hundred feet in elevation. After a short road descent, the route reaches a water crossing (there’s only water in this crossing during the spring) and a stock tank (there’s always water in the tank, but it’s unsafe to drink).

The two-plus mile descent down Brown Canyon Trail proper is the real treat. Except for the very steep, very challenging climb to return to the lot, the work-to-fun ratio is such that this ride deserves multiple laps. Trail Surface: A mix of pavement, gravel road, doubletrack, rugged jeep road, and singletrack."

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4/20/2008
some serious technicalities but mostly just a beautiful and aerobic ride. I recommend it for the views
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8/13/2005
Great Trails lots to see. Ran into some Javelinas wich made it that more exciting.
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Trail Information

Sierra Vista
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.3
Distance
802 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Moderate
Physical Difficulty
1 - 1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round; rarely receives snow in winter, hot in summer
Season
5,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,600 feet
Top Elevation
Coronado National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Miller Peak
Local Maps