Johnson Peak Loop

Sunizona, Arizona

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A day hike around Johnson Peak. Travelers can look forward to cool pine forests and grassy glades on higher ridges as the trail takes in the high country along a major divide. Gaps in the canopy reveal fine views of Chiricahua Peak and the eroded spires that surround the head of the canyon. These pinnacles rise through the trees like stalagmites brought out of some great cave to dry in the sunlight. In fact, they are the exact opposite—while stalagmites are built by dripping water that deposits limestone, the spires seen here are the result of the erosive subtraction of the surrounding rock.

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"A day hike around Johnson Peak. Travelers can look forward to cool pine forests and grassy glades on higher ridges as the trail takes in the high country along a major divide. Gaps in the canopy reveal fine views of Chiricahua Peak and the eroded spires that surround the head of the canyon.

These pinnacles rise through the trees like stalagmites brought out of some great cave to dry in the sunlight. In fact, they are the exact opposite—while stalagmites are built by dripping water that deposits limestone, the spires seen here are the result of the erosive subtraction of the surrounding rock."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sunizona
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 2,030 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best September to November, March to May
Trailhead Elevation: 6,800 feet
Top Elevation: 8,555 feet
Local Contacts: Chiricahua Wilderness, Douglas Ranger District, Coronado National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Chiricahua Peak; Trails Illustrated Chiricahua Mountains
Driving Directions: Directions to Johnson Peak Loop

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May 2018