2 miles from the trailhead, the Huachuca Peak Trail branches off up canyon while the Lyle Canyon Trail turns downstream towards a junction with the Brushy Creek Road. Continuing along the loop, the Huachuca Peak Trail stays with Lyle Canyon for about 2 miles, taking advantage of the cool shade of the pleasant stream side setting before starting the serious part of the climb to the Huachuca summit. As you cross the Forest boundary and enter the Military Reservation, you'll pass the Peterson Peak Trail junction. Remember that place for the return trip. Views from Huachuca Peak have been described as some of the most notable in the Huachucas. The return trip along the Peterson Peak Trail offers good views as well.
Directions: From Sierra Vista, Drive 13 miles south of Sierra Vista on AZ Highway 92 to the Coronado Memorial Road (FR 61). Turn right (south) and continue through the Coronado National Memorial to Montezuma Pass. From the pass, continue on FR 61 about 8.4 miles to FR 48. Continue northwest on FR 48 and drive 3.1 miles to FR 228. Turn north on FR 228 and drive 2.5 miles to a fork in the road. Beyond this point you'll need a four-wheel drive vehicle with good clearance. Follow the left fork 0.5 mile to the Lyle Canyon and Peterson Peak Trailhead. From AZ Hwy. 92 it's a total of 22.7 miles to the Lyle Canyon Trailhead.
Elevation: 5,980 feet
Elevation Gain: 2,430 feet
Distance: 7.5 miles
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