Miller Peak from Ramsey Vista Campground

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Miller Peak Wilderness Area

Miller Peak from Ramsey Vista Campground is a 11.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hereford, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3,129 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
8 months ago

AWESOME hike! It is a butt kicker though so don’t get discouraged as you go up! There are some VERY prickly bushes and plants along the trail that haven’t been cleared out too so wear pants if you don’t like to be poked at. My husband and I were wearing shorts and sucked it up but will likely wear pants next time. All in all though it was an awesome hike with some spectacular views and we will definitely be doing it again!

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
9 months ago

Sun Aug 13 2017

10/10. Great trail.

hiking
Sun Feb 19 2017

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 :)

Fri Aug 17 2018

Mon Aug 22 2016