Carr Peak

Sierra Vista, Arizona

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A hike to a 9,000-foot summit in the Miller Peak Wilderness in the Huachuca Mountains. The Carr Peak Trail heads southeast up a gentle ridge through the 1977 Carr Peak burn. After you pass through a stand of surviving tall timber, the trail steepens as it switchbacks up the north ridge of Carr Peak. The fine, unlimited views are a bit of compensation for the burned forest. On the north side of the peak, the trail passes through thick stands of quaking aspen, and then swings around to the south slopes. Here the forest survived the fire.

Carr Peak Professional Review and Guide

"A hike to a 9,000-foot summit in the Miller Peak Wilderness in the Huachuca Mountains. The Carr Peak Trail heads southeast up a gentle ridge through the 1977 Carr Peak burn. After you pass through a stand of surviving tall timber, the trail steepens as it switchbacks up the north ridge of Carr Peak.

The fine, unlimited views are a bit of compensation for the burned forest. On the north side of the peak, the trail passes through thick stands of quaking aspen, and then swings around to the south slopes. Here the forest survived the fire."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sierra Vista
Distance: 6.2
Elevation Gain: 1,700 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best May to November
Trailhead Elevation: 7,400 feet
Top Elevation: 9,200 feet
Local Contacts: Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Miller Peak; Coronado National Forest (Nogales and Sierra Vista Ranger Districts)
Driving Directions: Directions to Carr Peak

Recent Trail Reviews

7/7/2013
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This trail is relatively short, but very beautiful and rewarding. The round trip took roughly 4 hours, and provided breathtaking views of the Huachuca mountains and surrounding areas. My only complaint is that I did not have enough time to continue on to the adjoining trail to Miller Peak. I will have to get out there again!



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May 2018