Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Coronado National Memorial with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

1 month ago

Very fun and scenic hike! Not much shade so be prepared to be in the sun.
Steep and rocky at times, but if you live in Hereford you might be able to see your house!
Consider starting at the Miller Canyon trailhead in the morning so you have the sun at your back as you head to Carr Canyon.
Definitely bring water so you really enjoy this fun and relaxing hike!

2 months ago

One of my all-time favorite hikes!

3 months ago

This hike was the one that got me started hiking & backpacking back in 1988. I was a soldier stationed at Fort Huachuca. Some of my buddies & I hiked to the summit. Back then, there was a USFS lookout tower on the peak, so we hiked up ther & spent the night. It was in fall, and the wind howled all night! One of the guys brought a bottle of blackberry brandy, and to this day 30 years later, I always take a little blackberry brandy with me when I'm solo or with adults on a non-Scout backpacking/camping trip.
Good memories!

We did this hike on 01/06/2018 and it was a beautiful sunny day, 75 degrees. We started from the Montezuma parking lot. The first two miles are very steep and even worse when the sun is beaming on your back making you sweat profusely. Once you're done with that trek, you actually hike behind the mountain and it does cool off quite a bit. The hike is beautiful and the views are breath taking throughout the entire hike. Make sure you have 3L of water per person. Also, make sure you pack sandwiches or some snacks because this hike may take you anywhere from 4-6 hours. The top of Miller Peak is windy so make sure you have a light jacket in your pack. Highly recommend but I do not recommend it for dogs.

Amazing hike with incredible views of Mexico and Southern Arizona. Started from Montezuma Pass parking lot. The first leg elevates quickly through grassy hills. The next leg turns into a forest along the mountains crest where you can see the summit in the distance. We walked across snow at a few points and the wooded areas continued till the top. The last leg was slightly wooded with open fields and more snow. Incredible views to the Mule Mountains, San Jose Mountain, Chricahua Mountains, Santa Rita Mountains, Dragoon Mountains, Whetstone Mountains, and the Catalina Mountains.

Surprised no one has given a review as this is an awesome trail. Once you gain the elevation from either end, the trail is almost level the whole way and very scenic. It was made to allow mountain bikers access from Carr to Miller as the old trail which is farther up in elevation is in the Wilderness area, (a little history is that the upper trail used to be called the “Nigger Jim” trail), the name an old buffalo soldier built the water trough at the spring which is now called Clark Spring Trail. So the Perimeter Trail was built for mountain bikers and hikers and horseback riders who wish to travel from Carr to Miller or vice versa without going thru the Miller Peak Wilderness area. ( no motorized vehicles allowed). Oh and during the warm seasons watch out for rattlers we’ve seen several Mojave rattlers on the trail.

This was a great hike. Would be best to do in the spring when the wildflowers at the top are in bloom. The first third was desert, second third was forest, and the very last bit was a wildflower field. The hike is very straightforward, but difficult due to sun exposure throughout and the length of the trail, (5.4 miles from Montezuma Pass parking lot). Make sure to bring plenty of water. I heard a large animal moving through the forest, but couldn't tell what it was before it ran off, so bear spray wouldn't hurt to bring along too if you have it. Amazing views from the top!

5 months ago

excellent hike -- pleasant grade and almost constant great views. Can be done in 4.25 to 5 hours if you don't dilly-dally. Worth the drive from Tucson.

8 months ago

Parked at Montezuma Pass parking lot, departed at about 8:00A.M. It took us about 2hr. 45min to reach the top (with brief stops throughout) and then about 1hr. 40min (with no stops) for the return trip. Very fun. Very scenic. You can see the parts of the U.S.-Mexico border wall from certain points. Very diverse trail segments. They'll be a half mile stretch where you feel like you're trudging through a desert then another half mile where you're in a coastal forest and then another where you're traveling along the wildflower ridden hills of Montana! There was no elevation sign at the top. This mountain complex can be subject to sporadic storms, so come prepared for that. The encroaching vegetation on some portions of the trail was very wet from overnight rain (soggy socks, yum), so if that does not float your boat...well then bring extra socks! Definitely the best hike in the Sierra Vista area.

on Miller Peak Trail

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Moderate. First mile and 1/2 are up and up, then the grades are pretty moderate and steady.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

It's more than moderate. Great views!!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Narrow trail but well worn. We didn't see another person the whole hike. The trail could be dangerous but we did it with our kids aging from 10 to 15. Spectacular views.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Excellent canyon trail through a fire-scarred gully over beautiful quartz of every shade. From the main trailhead on the primitive road, park and walk up the main to find an entry point on your left. The first one is about 100 yards up the road. Evidently you can keep going all the way up McCabe's Peak -- I'll bring oxygen.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

I am so glad I did this hike. Amazing views and I very surreal feel when nobody else is really on the trail. Quiet and peaceful. Hike starts with pretty steady inclines and is then pretty easy until you get about a mile to the summit. Incline picks up and I was hiking through snow. It was very cold at the top, I suggest a windbreaker. Worth the drive down from Phoenix. Make sure you are in shape though and bring at least 3 liters of water!

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Good little hike. It was actually 5.2 miles one way. More moderate than hard. Didn't see a person during the hike on a Saturday which is pretty surprising. If you're in the SV area, have about 5 hours, and want an enjoyable hike up to some beautiful views of the city; make your way up millers peak.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Great hike. The weather can change rapidly so prepare accordingly.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Moderate to difficult hike. Beautiful views, bring rain gear July through October.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Beautiful views!!! The lookout cabin is not there anymore, it burnt down a few years ago in the last forest fire.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Beautiful hike, great views. Trail was easy to follow. More information here: http://yourcameraisnotbigenough.blogspot.com/2015/10/finding-autumn-in-southern-arizona.html?m=1

on Lutz Canyon Trail

Friday, May 13, 2016

We took Lutz Canyon to get to Miller's Peak. It was beautiful, challenging, and a lot of fun. Bring plenty of water and watch out for rattle snakes!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Quick hike to the top from the parking lot, and a gorgeous view of Mexico.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

It's all uphill so be prepared for a small challenge but the views are spectacular. On one side is Mexico and the other is America!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Awesome hike, moderately challenging, great views! Trailhead begins in the Montezuma's Pass parking lot, and takes you through countless switchbacks. The summit is easily achieved with 0 climbing required. Set aside around 6 hours for the out-and-back and enjoy the hike!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Did this beautiful hike last weekend. Could not have asked for a better day. Scattered clouds, high 70's - low 80's. Saw maybe 10 others on the trail. About 10.5 miles total with an elevation gain of 2,000 feet. Challenging but very doable; took me about 5 hours and I was taking lots of pictures. Wildflowers galore and the trail was overgrown in some areas but never lost sight of the trail. So green and beautiful. No animals or trash anywhere. I did have to ration my water so make sure you take enough with you. My iPhone indicated I was in Mexico when I was standing on the peak!

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Good hike today. We only went up the trail until it crosses the wash and heads up the mountain. The water was running a various spots, but was not running in most places. No trash but we did see the bear dropping mentioned in a previous review.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

its a good and challenging hike. There wasnt much trash present when i went (June 2015). parts of the trail severely lack shade (due to past fires) make sure you bring a good hat and a ls shirt. bring 3 liters of water at a minimum! I brought 3l and ran out on the way back down (3/4 near the end). There are signs of predatory animals. Bear scat was directly in the middle of the trail (fresh too) on the backside of the mountain.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Trailhead is (now) well marked, particularly when coming from Ruby. Large brown FS signs for the trail, and for the parking area across the road. There is a left turn onto route 39 about 10 miles down Ruby Road. Route 39 turns to dirt soon after. Lat:31.40493 Lon:-111.14698 (from http://www.localhikes.com/Hikes/Atascosa_Lookout_0000.asp)

The trail itself was well marked and easy to follow. I was glad to have chosen pants and boots, despite the 100F forecast. Beautiful 360 view from the top, around the various weather and communication installations. Cool at the top as well, owing to the steady wind. Past a concrete cistern, and a helicopter landing area near the top. Round trip took right at 4 hours, including lingering at the top for probably 15 minutes.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The trash talked about in previous reviews was nowhere to be seen. Beautiful vistas all around. The first two miles are the hardest part; if you can get through that the rest of the hike isn't as bad. Reaching the summit was well-earned. My group stopped and ate lunch before returning down to the parking lot. No wildlife today; just lizards. About 10.5 round trip. This is a really good day hike and I would recommend it to people visiting the area or locals looking to do something different.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

I went to do this today, and couldn't find the trailhead. Even asked a Park Ranger and they didn't know of it. Tried everything. If you have an idea, let me know. I did the Lake trail instead, which worked out for my dogs, but I still want to find this trail!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Awesome hike! All single track which is great. So much wildlife to see. During the fall monsoons the wildflowers were everywhere. The first portion of the hike is decently rough. The view is amazing. If you are in the area this trail is worth it! I suggest going in the evening to see the sun set, ensure you bring a headlamp if this is the case.

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