Scheelite Canyon Loop

Sierra Vista, Arizona 85613

Scheelite Canyon Loop

Scheelite Canyon Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A long day hike in the northern end of the Huachuca Mountains, 8.5-mile round-trip.

This trail forms a challenging loop trip in the northern part of the Huachuca Mountains. It lies within the bounds of the Fort Huachuca army base, and a visitor permit is required. The trail is faint in the upper reaches of Scheelite Canyon, so it is safer to approach it from a clockwise direction to avoid getting lost at the top of the range."

Scheelite Canyon Loop Trip Reports

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Beautiful hike up Scheelite Canyon but the trails near the crest are impossible to follow (little use, no maintenance and lots of illegals establishing their own trails). To get down to Sawmill Canyon we had to bushwhack all the way down from crest and intercepted the canyon well below the spring.
Also, the Boy Scout Cabin where Sawmill and Garden intersect has been removed.
Because of the bushwhacking (very steep and very brushy) it is a long, tough hike but even in a very dry August the flowers are incredible!

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Trail Information

Sierra Vista
Nearby City
2,830 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best March to December
Huachuca Mountain Hiker's map
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