Chiricahua Peak

Willcox, Arizona

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A hike to the highest point in the Chiricahua Wilderness in the Chiricahua Mountains. The trail heads northeast and ambles up through a lovely forest of oak, Apache and Chiricahua pine, and Arizona cypress. The route steepens, but you are treated to magnificent views across the Chiricahua Wilderness and Sulphur Springs Valley. At 2.3 miles, the trail passes through Salisbury Saddle and turns southeast. Generally following a ridge, it climbs over Little Baldy Mountain. As you continue to climb, the vegetation changes to Douglas fir, Engelmann spruce, and eventually some quaking aspen.

Chiricahua Peak Professional Review and Guide

"A hike to the highest point in the Chiricahua Wilderness in the Chiricahua Mountains. The trail heads northeast and ambles up through a lovely forest of oak, Apache and Chiricahua pine, and Arizona cypress. The route steepens, but you are treated to magnificent views across the Chiricahua Wilderness and Sulphur Springs Valley.

At 2.3 miles, the trail passes through Salisbury Saddle and turns southeast. Generally following a ridge, it climbs over Little Baldy Mountain. As you continue to climb, the vegetation changes to Douglas fir, Engelmann spruce, and eventually some quaking aspen."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Willcox
Distance: 15.5
Elevation Gain: 3,670 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: Backpack
Season: Best May to November
Trailhead Elevation: 6,100 feet
Top Elevation: 10,000 feet
Local Contacts: Coronado National Forest, Douglas Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Rustler Park, Chiricahua Peak; Coronado National Forest (Chiricahua, Peloncillo, Dragoon Mountain Ranges)
Driving Directions: Directions to Chiricahua Peak

Recent Trail Reviews

4/18/2008
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First part of the trail is through forested areas, then it goes through an extensive burned out area. Not alot of people on this trail. Easy hike, not strenous.



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