Saturday, November 04, 2006
Sierra Vista, Arizona
I did this right after doing Brown Canyon, and I actually like this one a little better. Most of the trail is on a banked slope overlooking Highway 92, but it dives into a few nooks and crannies and even has a couple switchbacks along the way. There's ample climbing and downhill in both directions, although I definitely had more fun on the return trip (Carr to Miller).
How to get there: From Sierra Vista, take Hwy 92 to Miller Canyon Road. Turn right on Miller Canyon Road and head about 2 miles up to the parking area. The trailhead is on the right side of the road just before you reach the parking area.
Length: 7 miles, 1-2 hours, 1000 foot climb.
Trail Conditions: Pretty good.
The Map: Click on the map below to head to Motionbased. There's also a good map at SDMB.
The Ride: Start at the Perimeter trailhead in Miller Canyon. Head 3.75 miles on skinny singletrack to Carr Canyon. Turn around and come back.
Other Options: You can turn this into a good 10 mile loop by incorporating the Clark Springs trail. Directions are here
Trailhead at Carr Canyon
View of the Huachucas from Miller Canyon Road.