Carr Canyon Trail

Sierra Vista, Arizona

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The higher elevations of the Huachuca Mountains near Sierra Vista provide many people the opportunity for some cooler hiking and camping in the summer months. This graded road accesses the Miller Peak Wilderness Area as well as two shady and pleasant national forest campgrounds. The trail is graded and climbs steadily up Carr Canyon toward Carr Peak. The trail runs along a high shelf road, wide enough for two vehicles to pass with care. Rough and lumpy sections, particularly on the tight switchbacks, mean the trail is better suited to high-clearance vehicles. Special Attractions: Short trail that climbs into the Mule Mountains; Views of Bisbee. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.

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"The higher elevations of the Huachuca Mountains near Sierra Vista provide many people the opportunity for some cooler hiking and camping in the summer months. This graded road accesses the Miller Peak Wilderness Area as well as two shady and pleasant national forest campgrounds. The trail is graded and climbs steadily up Carr Canyon toward Carr Peak. The trail runs along a high shelf road, wide enough for two vehicles to pass with care. Rough and lumpy sections, particularly on the tight switchbacks, mean the trail is better suited to high-clearance vehicles.

Special Attractions: Short trail that climbs into the Mule Mountains; Views of Bisbee. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions."

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Sierra Vista
Distance: 7.4
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 45 minutes
Season: April to November
Trailhead Elevation: 4,800 feet
Top Elevation: 7,400 feet
Local Contacts: Coronado National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Miller Peak, Nogales; BLM Nogales; USFS Coronado National Forest, Nogales & Sierra Vista Ranger Districts
Driving Directions: Directions to Carr Canyon Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/15/2015
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Found the trail with no problem. Great directions in the Trail Guide. Put the Jeep in Full time 4 wheel and crawled up to the top. Wow what a view!! Trail was very mild, basically just a dirt/gravel road with only a few roughish spots. A 2wd pickup followed us up. High clearance CuV/SuV could make it up if you go cautiously and keep the speed down. It is indeed a "shelf" road up near the peak as there's a clift on the mountain side and a big drop on the valley side. Worth the trip!! Tread Lightly!!



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