Monte Vista Trail 221

Coronado National Forest, Arizona

Elevation Gain4,899ft
Trailhead Elevation6,594ft
Elevation Min/Max6592/9342ft
Elevation Start/End6594/6594ft

Monte Vista Trail 221

Monte Vista Trail #221 is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Coronado National Forest and Chiricahua Wilderness Area. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 6,594 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,899 feet. The Buckskin Saddle (elevation 8,438 feet) saddle and the Bear Spring can be seen along the trail. There are also information guideposts along the trail. The trail ends near Monte Vista Peak (elevation 9,272 feet) and the Monte Vista Peak Lookout (elevation 9,272 feet) observation tower. There are also restrooms and a hitching post near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Brushy Canyon Trail #355 and North Fork Rucker Canyon Road.

Monte Vista Trail #221 Professional Guides

Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Best Loop Hikes Arizona (The Mountaineers Books)
Bruce Grubbs
"Starting from Rucker Canyon, this loop ascends scenic Monte Vista Peak in the southern Chiricahua Mountains via the Turtle Mountain Trail, then uses the Monte Vista and Brushy Canyon Trails for the return."
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Trail Information

Coronado National Forest
Nearby City
Coronado National Forest
Skill Level
Coronado National Forest, Douglas Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Chiricahua Peak
Local Maps

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