Miller Peak from Ramsey Vista Campground

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Miller Peak from Ramsey Vista Campground is a 12.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ramsey, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
12.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3346 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

2 months ago

10/10. Great trail.

hiking
8 months ago

I've been to the top of Miller several times. I actually stayed overnight once when the fire lookout cabin was still there. That was pretty cool. This was my wife's first time up. We did it from the top of the Carr Canyon road which helps cut off some elevation, but lengthens the hike. That's actually where I have done it from before each time too. The first stretch of trail out of the car park area is really rocky. So when you return from the hike, this section is something you wish wasn't there. There are many sections of burned forest along this trail. It's a shame as it was a beautiful forest many years ago. The views are much better of course, but sad that the forest burned. When you get to the cut off to Carr Peak, the trail becomes fairly easy as it skirts around the south face of Carr Peak and descends slowly to another trail junction. Here the trail joins the Arizona National Scenic Trail for the rest of the way to Miller Peak. There is also a trail that goes down Miller Canyon. From here the trail is pretty easy as well as it follows a crest. Once at the base of Miller Peak, it is a pretty good climb to get to the top. With the fire lookout no longer there, it looks a lot different on top. Excellent views all around though. We did this in late May of 2015 and the lady bugs were all over the peak like they usually are. It is a long day for sure, so one needs to leave fairly early. Feet will be sore by the time you get back :)

Monday, August 22, 2016

hiking
Sunday, November 29, 2015