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.
Carr Peak Trail #107 Professional Reviews and Guides
"A day hike to the summit of Carr Peak. 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. It follows a rocky spur studded with wind-torn conifers to reach the summit. Here, a bald opening offers sweeping views of the tawny basins and hazy ranges in all directions: the Patagonias and Tumacacoris to the west, the Santa Ritas and Whetstones to the north, and the Dragoons and Chiricahuas along the eastern horizon."
--Erik Molvar, Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country (Falcon Guides).
"A hike to a 9,000-foot summit in the Miller Peak Wilderness in the Huachuca Mountains. The Carr Peak Trail heads southeast up a gentle ridge through the 1977 Carr Peak burn. After you pass through a stand of surviving tall timber, the trail steepens as it switchbacks up the north ridge of Carr Peak. The fine, unlimited views are a bit of compensation for the burned forest. On the north side of the peak, the trail passes through thick stands of quaking aspen, and then swings around to the south slopes. Here the forest survived the fire."
--Stewart Aitchison & Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Arizona (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson, Backcountry Adventures: Arizona (Adler Publishing ).
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