Huachuca Peak

Sierra Vista, Arizona

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This short but strenuous route climbs to the summit of Huachuca Peak for excellent views of the Whetstone Mountains and the surrounding lowland basins. The route lies within the bounds of Fort Huachuca, so all hikers will need a visitor permit. The road to the trailhead is a jeep track that is completely impassable at its upper end; visitors should plan on hiking at least part of this road. The trail begins by climbing through the rocky cleft that is the head of McClure Canyon. Its walls of jointed stone are ornamented with twisted junipers and oaks, and the wash has hollowed a curvaceous channel through the rock. The trail soon turns west, climbing aggressively onto slopes covered by live oaks. Openings in the trees afford fine southward views of Ramsey Peak. The trail finds itself tracking a westward-running
Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country

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Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

This short but strenuous route climbs to the summit of Huachuca Peak for excellent views of the Whetstone Mountains and the surrounding lowland basins. The route lies within the bounds of Fort Huachuca, so all hikers will need a visitor permit.

The road to the trailhead is a jeep track that is completely impassable at its upper end; visitors should plan on hiking
at least part of this road. The trail begins by climbing through the rocky cleft that is the head of McClure Canyon. Its walls of jointed stone are ornamented with twisted junipers and oaks, and the wash has hollowed a curvaceous channel through the rock. The trail soon turns west, climbing aggressively onto slopes covered by live oaks. Openings in the trees afford fine southward views of Ramsey Peak. The trail
finds itself tracking a westward-running

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sierra Vista
Distance: 4.2
Elevation Gain: 1,810 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: Day hike
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 6,700 feet
Top Elevation: 8,410 feet
Local Contacts: Fort Huachuca (US Army Base)
Local Maps: Huachuca Mountain Hiker's map
Driving Directions: Directions to Huachuca Peak

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