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Bear Canyon Trail 125

Basics
Location:
South of Sierra Vista
Setting:
Steep canyon riparian area
Length:
3.4 miles (5.5 km)
Difficulty:
Difficult
Elevation Range:
5875 feet to 8060 feet
Elevation Change:
2185 feet
Season:
Year round

Description

Bear Canyon is an area of big trees, towering cliffs and abandoned mines. It is a steep canyon, and the normally dry streambed that runs through it is punctuated with precipitous plunges that become waterfalls during the spring snowmelt and after summer rains.

Details

Location:
South of Sierra Vista
Setting:
Steep canyon riparian area
Length:
3.4 miles (5.5 km)
Difficulty:
Difficult
Elevation Range:
5875 feet to 8060
Elevation Change:
2185
Season:
Year round
Useful Map(s):
USGS: Miller Peak
Additional Details:
This trail is entirely within the Miller Peak Wilderness.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
Drive 13 miles south of Sierra Vista on Arizona Highway 92 to the Coronado Memorial Road (FR 61). Turn right (south) and continue through the Coronado National Memorial on FR 61. From Montezuma Pass, follow FR 61 west about 5.5 miles to a 4-wheel drive road that leads north into Bear Canyon. It’s 1.6 miles on this road to the Wilderness boundary and trailhead. The trail is also accessible from the Ida Canyon Trail at Bear Spring.

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