July 4, 2005: Miller Peak is the highest peak of the Huachuca Mountains in southern Arizona, not far from the Mexican border. by Christine Maxa - Jun. The Miller Peak Trail begins at Montezuma Pass in Coronado National Memorial in southern Arizona, using the Huachuca Mountain Crest Trail for most of the way, signed on the other side of the road from the parking area. DIFFICULT 4.6 mi. see all summits "My brother and I hiked Miller Peak from Miller Canyon, then went over to Carr Peak and then back. DIFFICULT 8.4 mi. 1289 miles away. Fee: $75 per person. Fishing Climbing … PLACE. It is largely located. That is, if one does not count the potential illegals sneaking up through the heavily-treed creekbed. The trail also went from chilly shade to warm sun as it crested over a ridge and onto its west side. Lutz Trail to Crest Trail. 8.2mi: Crest the southern Miller Peak ridgeline, then go left onto Miller Peak Tr1379, with an option to hike .6mi (735') to the Miller Peak summit. Crest Trail, Arizona Picture: Miller Peak - Check out Tripadvisor members' 2,709 candid photos and videos of Crest Trail 5. Trail in Coronado NF, Miller Peak Wilderness, Ramsey Canyon Preserve, AZ. Bathtub Spring Loop via Carr Peak Trail #107. Latest summits. Ok, no matter.. We hit the trail at 9am happy to be under clear blue skies and mild temps. Good views. Route: Ramsey Canyon, Hamburg Trail, Crest Trail, Carr Peak Trail, Miller Canyon Trail. DIFFICULT 10.7 mi. Bikes and horses are directed to take the hairpin turn to the left, and hikers have the option of taking the trail past the Miller Peak sign or following the hairpin turn to the left where the bikes/horses are directed. 5. Miller Peak is the highest peak of the Huachuca Mountains in southern Arizona, not far from the Mexican border. 4. Perhaps the most well-known trailhead is found at the end of Miller Canyon Road, near Hereford, Arizona. Upper Javelina Trail Loop Review | Dove Mountain. Posted on September 5, 2020 by Daniel Gillaspia. Bathtub Spring Loop via Carr Peak Trail #107. Filter. 30ish vehicles or so with people tailgating, gathered around campfires, tending to horses, etc… Welp, I guess the secret’s out on Miller (?). The trail down Miller Canyon is a 5-mile downhill trek with a 3,375′ drop. However, smoke and haze gave us limited views from the summit. " 6. Miller Peak is an excellent, challenging day hike, which gains 3200 feet to the high point. Begin from the Miller Peak trail at the end of Road 9703. Double Summit: Carr Peak and Miller Peak (9,465 feet) This 15 mile, difficult-to-very-difficult hike gains 4,596 feet in elevation. Posted on August 25, 2020 by Daniel Gillaspia. Guidelines. It wasn’t until a mile o Crest Trail is a trail in Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ in Coronado National Memorial, Coronado National Forest, Miller Peak Wilderness. To get to the top of Carr Peak (9,230’), you’ll need to follow the short but steep Carr Peak Spur. 1 summit • 13.4 mi • 4,204 ft gain. The main trail continues on to a connection with the Crest Trail, which offers access not only to Miller Peak, but to the rest of the Huachuca Mountains trail network. DIFFICULT 8.4 mi. The summit reaches to 9,700 feet and is one of just five mountains in Arizona with over 5,000 feet of prominence (a so-called "ultra" peak). 8.8mi: After a ridgeline descent, drop off the ridge into a very steep, switchback descent to the 9.6mi Miller Creek crossing. The upper end of the Ida canyon trail from Bear Spring to Bear Saddle, where it junctions with the AZT/Crest trail is in the worst condition, with many down trees covering the trail, and overgrown brush in need of removal. 3. Miller Peak, at 9,470 feet (2,886 m), is the second-highest mountain in Cochise County, Arizona (after Chiricahua Peak).Located approximately 10 miles south of Sierra Vista, Arizona, it is the highest mountain in the Huachuca mountain range and a popular local hiking destination. The hike to Miller Peak is steep no matter which of the routes you take. Returning to Montezuma Pass the route takes the Crest Trail (#103) from the Coronado National Memorial up into the Miller Peak Wilderness. 100 to 150 miles (160 to 240 km) east of the U.S. Pacific coast. The crest trail is a very beautiful trail and hikers are rewarded with vistas to the west. 8. Elite Triple Summit: Carr and Miller peaks, plus Pat Scott (8,517 feet) This 18.1 mile hike gains 5,146 feet in elevation, is very difficult-to-most-difficult, and suited for extreme athletes. Right away, the trail leads you up a long and unforgiving climb. 2 • PLACE. For the combined hike, it's 2.6 miles to the spur trail to Carr Peak, 0.33 miles to the peak, 0.33 miles back down, 1.0 miles to the signed junction with the Crest Trail #103, 2.1 miles to the Miller Peak spur trail on your left, and 0.5 miles to the top of Miller Peak. Will be a component of the cross-state Arizona Trail. Parent: Miller Peak. Arizona, United States, North America Google Maps Loading... (this could take up to 30 seconds) Viewing: 1-3 of 3. Trails here climb from 5,200 feet to as high as 9,466 feet at the apex of Miller Peak, and offer some of the most dramatic views in the Southwest. 0 • PLACE. A ridge trip along the crest of Miller Peak Wilderness near Sierra Vista seemed like a good “starter hike.” Using a “car switch” we would follow the well-maintained Arizona Trail (AZT) one way from near the United States–Mexico border, camp near a spring on a beautiful piney ridge, and hike out to famous Ramsey Canyon Preserve (Ramsey). Not surprisingly, Mexican border crossers use these trails to sneak into the country. Miller Peak is one of the tallest peaks in southern Arizona, and it’s only about 1.5 hours southeast of Tucson, so I have been eyeing this hike for a while. Tips: Highest point in the Huachuca Mtns, and part of the Miller Peak Wilderness Area. Miller Canyon/Crest/Miller Peak Trail. Miller Peak via Crest Trail #103. Miller Peak is a landmark mountain located in far-south Arizona near the town of Sierra Vista and the Fort Huachuca Military Base. Arriving at the trailhead it was like a truck and RV show. Miller Peak via Crest Trail #103. Hamburg Trail. This trail has nice gradual switch backs to the top. Granite Peak Loop via Hamburg Trail #122 . 0 Star This. Named for the highest peak in the Huachuca Mountains, and is the highest and southernmost peak in the United States. DIFFICULT 10.2 mi. Miller Peak via Miller Canyon Trail #106 and Crest Trail #103. After this steep and strenuous ascent, the trail keeps going up as it passes a junction with the Lutz Canyon Trail (#104) and soon reaches the Miller Peak Spur Trail (#105). Crest Trail. From the Crest Trail (11.5 miles) one can reach the top of Miller Peak. The closest town is Sierra Vista, and there are a number of trails leading into the range, connecting with the main Crest Trail. The view would be the same if they were riding them. Difficulty: Difficult: Length of Hike (r/t): 10.6 miles: Trail Elevation Change: 2,916 ft. Water: None: Trailhead Elevation: 6,550 ft. Seeking out a ‘less-crowded’ weekend hike, we chose Miller Peak Loop. But all that climbing affords you breathtaking views of the Stuarts, and much of the Teanaway area, as well as Mount Rainier. Ruins Trail and Perimeter Trail. AZT Day 23-Miller Peak Wilderness Miles 24.1 (Parker Canyon) to 11.9 (Crest Trail) Arizona Trail Passage 1 12.2 miles (with 2,800 foot gain) 3/25/15 Big day of climbing today- my favorite! Here the pine trees were growing more plentifully and the pure silence was broken up only by a gentle breeze brushing through the treetops… and the clanking of my hiking poles. We were the only ones on the trail, although I heard a few male voices north of me on the Crest Trail as I got on the Miller Peak trail. EASY 1.4 mi. Arizona Trail. Trail in Coronado National Memorial, Coronado NF, Miller Peak Wilderness, AZ. 7. A half mile from the summit the Miller Peak summit trail exits to the right. But first, we met my parents at FR48 for a record quick resupply just past Parker Lake. DIFFICULT 19.0 mi. The hillsides slowly began to transition into sharp, jagged mountainsides as the trail gradually approached Miller Peak. All Hiking Camping History. Wilderness Area in Coronado National Forest, AZ. Rain over Carr Peak. Miller Peak via Crest Trail #103. View a map of this area and more on Natural Atlas. Crest Trail #103 (Miller Peak #105, Bond Spring #113, Pat Scott Peak #114 & Ramsey Peak #118) From its southern trailhead at the top of Montezuma Pass, to the northern Forest boundary at the edge of the Fort Huachuca Military Reservation, this skywalking pathway provides access to the highest ridges and some of the most outstanding features of the Huachuca Range. About halfway back on the crest trail, the skies opened up more or less directly over Carr and I was forced to call it an early day. This section is rocky but well-built with switch backs that gain altitude but are not overly steep. The Miller Peak Wilderness encompasses 20,190 acres and is managed by the Coronado National Forest. 16, 2006 02:38 PM Special for The Republic. DIFFICULT 19.0 mi. It was after 10 a.m. on a recent Sunday in the shaded aspen groves high on Crest Trail, on the way to the 9,466-foot summit of Miller Peak. Fee: $50 per person. Reviews. Name: Crest Trail #103 to Miller Peak Trail #105. Recent Forum Posts Current Time: 1:27 am. Not surprisingly, Mexican border crossers use these trails to sneak into the country. The Huachucas are rich in history. Route: Ramsey Canyon, Hamburg Trail, Crest Trail, Carr Peak Trail, Crest Trail, Miller Peak Spur Trail, Crest Trail, Miller Canyon Trail. Miller Peak via Miller Canyon Trail #106 and Crest Trail #103. 7. Miller Peak Crest Trail, southern Arizona. The scenery was beautiful, and we got a nice break from the heat. 6. At 9,466 feet, hikers atop Miller Peak might feel they can touch the drifting clouds. DIFFICULT 10.7 mi. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), officially designated as the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, is 2,653 mi (4,270 km) long and is aligned with the highest portion of the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges. I did not linger long as afternoon storms were already building and I hoped to still have time for Carr Peak. Miller Peak Wilderness. The closest town is Sierra Vista, and there are a number of trails leading into the range, connecting with the main Crest Trail. Miller Peak via Crest Trail Review | Coronado National Forest. We took the left trail at the fork and followed it until we came to the Miller Peak sign, somewhere about halfway-ish through the loop. […] Read more. The summit is accessible via the Crest Trail, which runs along the main range crest (5,3 miles). Heading out early to skirt around Parker Lake. The shrubs along the trail seem to have gotten a lot taller the last few years. The trail offers good views of the upper reaches of Carr Peak and of Miller Peak across Miller Canyon. Throughout the area, visitors may encounter evidence of the region's bygone mining and ranching days. This trail maintenance project will focus on the Ida Canyon trail #110 and Crest Trail/Arizona trail #103 in the Miller Peak Wilderness. 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