Coronado Peak - Joe's Canyon

Sierra Vista, Arizona

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A day hike along an arid ridgetop in the southern Huachucas. These two trails offer day hiking opportunities along a hogback known as “Smuggler’s Ridge,” which runs along the Mexican border in the southern foothills of the Huachucas. A covered ramada stands atop the summit and looks over an impressive panorama of the San Pedro Valley. For visitors who think of the Mexican interior as a desert wasteland, the grassy altiplano stretching south will be a revelation. The distant and solitary tooth of San Jose Peak and the closer mass of Montezuma Peak at the south end of the Huachucas dominate the scene. To the southwest, the great cordillera of the Sierra Madre guards the approaches to the Sea of Cortez.

Coronado Peak - Joe's Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"A day hike along an arid ridgetop in the southern Huachucas. These two trails offer day hiking opportunities along a hogback known as “Smuggler’s Ridge,” which runs along the Mexican border in the southern foothills of the Huachucas. A covered ramada stands atop the summit and looks over an impressive panorama of the San Pedro Valley.

For visitors who think of the Mexican interior as a desert wasteland, the grassy altiplano stretching south will be a revelation. The distant and solitary tooth of San Jose Peak and the closer mass of Montezuma Peak at the south end of the Huachucas dominate the scene. To the southwest, the great cordillera of the Sierra Madre guards the approaches to the Sea of Cortez."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sierra Vista
Distance: 3.1
Elevation Gain: 304 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best September to May
Trailhead Elevation: 6,500 feet
Top Elevation: 6,864 feet
Local Contacts: Coronado National Memorial
Local Maps: Huachuca Mountains Hiker's map
Driving Directions: Directions to Coronado Peak - Joe's Canyon

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Trails.com has been informed that sections of Coronado National Memorial, especially the Cave and Cave Trail, were closed indefinitely due to flooding in summer 2006.



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