Carr Peak Trail 107

Coronado National Forest, Arizona

Distance3.4mi
Elevation Gain3,359ft
Trailhead Elevation7,383ft
Top9,005ft
Elevation Min/Max7383/9005ft
Elevation Start/End7383/7383ft

Carr Peak Trail 107

Carr Peak Trail #107 is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Miller Peak Wilderness Area and Coronado National Forest. It is 3.4 miles long and begins at 7,383 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,359 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms. The Oak Grove Spring can be seen along the trail. There are also a scrub, woods, and a heath along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Crest Trail #103, Old Sawmill Spring Trail #126 and Carr Peak Spur Trail #108.

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Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country-Third Edition (Falcon Guides)
Erik Molvar
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"A day hike to the summit of Carr Peak, 2.8 miles one way. This trail begins at the historic Reef Mine and climbs to the summit of a 9,220-foot peak in the heart of the Huachucas. For most of its length, the trail crosses slopes that burned during the fire of 1977. The route offers one of the easiest ascents of a major peak in southern Arizona. The hike begins on the Sawmill Trail, an old road from the boom years of the mining industry." Read more
Backcountry Adventures: Arizona (Adler Publishing )
Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson
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"The higher elevations of the Huachuca Mountains near Sierra Vista provide many people the opportunity for some cooler hiking and camping in the summer months. This graded road accesses the Miller Peak Wilderness Area as well as two shady and pleasant national forest campgrounds. The trail is graded and climbs steadily up Carr Canyon toward Carr Peak. The trail runs along a high shelf road, wide enough for two vehicles to pass with care. Rough and lumpy sections, particularly on the tight switchbacks, mean the trail is better suited to high-clearance vehicles. Special Attractions: Short trail that climbs into the Mule Mountains; Views of Bisbee. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions." Read more

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8/7/2018
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7/7/2018
great trail, some spots required 4wd low
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8/15/2015
Found the trail with no problem. Great directions in the Trail Guide. Put the Jeep in Full time 4 wheel and crawled up to the top. Wow what a view!! Trail was very mild, basically just a dirt/gravel road with only a few roughish spots. A 2wd pickup followed us up. High clearance CuV/SuV could make it up if you go cautiously and keep the speed down. It is indeed a "shelf" road up near the peak as there's a clift on the mountain side and a big drop on the valley side. Worth the trip!! Tread Lightly!!
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7/7/2013
This trail is relatively short, but very beautiful and rewarding. The round trip took roughly 4 hours, and provided breathtaking views of the Huachuca mountains and surrounding areas. My only complaint is that I did not have enough time to continue on to the adjoining trail to Miller Peak. I will have to get out there again!
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5/3/2008
Took an interesting route this time. We drove to the Reef Townsite Campground parking lot and from there hiked back down the road to the base of the hill and back up to the parking lot before heading up the trail to Carr Peak. This was 10 miles on the dirt road. It was pretty strenuous but adds some amazing views along the way. There were several others doing the same thing. Plus, you can stop off at the waterfall if you go at the right time of year. From the parking lot we headed up the trail. The first part of the trail is mostly loose rock, which sucks for hiking on, but after about 1/2 a mile the trail got better, though most of the trail is very rocky. The sights along the trail are breathtaking at times, especially on the backside looking into Miller Canyon. It is a bit discouraging to get to the last switch-back on the front of the mountain and realize you have to go around to the back in order to get to the top, but the views on that side more than make up for it. The trail is moderately strenuous (more so with a 10 mile hike before hand) and is a great day hike.
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7/21/2007
Carr Peak is an excellent hike. If you want a bigger challenge, instead of heading directly up to Carr, pick up the 124 trail which will take you through Miller Canyon, up through a deciduous / coniferous mix forest and finally onto the crest trail. You'll hit Carr from the back side and it is well worth the effort.
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7/25/2006
Great hike. National Forest Service takes great care of the trails up to the peak. Interesting hike through various elevations and changes in plant life. Near the top of the peak you travel to the backside of the mountain, amazing views of Miller Peak and mountain meadows. I would put this hike in the moderate range (not strenuous). Definitely check this one out! The Aspens are beautiful...
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Trail Information

Coronado National Forest
Nearby City
Miller Peak Wilderness Area
Parks
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
USGS Miller Peak; Huachuca Mountain Hiker's map
Local Maps

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Dec 2018