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."

Brown Canyon Reviews

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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

Activity Feed

Aug 2018