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This trail offers excellent opportunities for an easy day trip along the lower slopes of the mountain range with scenic views.

This trail contours along the east slope of the Huachucas, connecting three of
the major canyons that cut that side of the mountain range. By doing so, it not only provide alternate access to trails that lead into those canyons, but offers
excellent opportunities for easy day trips along the lower slopes of the mountain range with scenic views of the San Pedro Valley and the mountains beyond. From the Hunter Canyon / Miller Canyon junction, you'll have to follow Miller Canyon Trail #106 about a half mile down to the Clark Spring Trailhead. This trail contours around the mountain along a slope of granite gravel so loose you'll feel like you're traveling along the side of a huge sand dune. Ponderosa pines, junipers and oaks manage to cling to this steep unstable slope helping to hold it in place. Good views of the sheer rock face of the Dragoon Mountains will catch your eye here. At Clark Spring there is cool shade, a good view of Carr Canyon and bird watching worth bringing your binoculars for. The trail then enters Carr Canyon and ends at a trailhead on the Carr Canyon Road.

Directions: From Sierra Vista, Drive south of Sierra Vista on AZ Hwy. 92 about 9 miles to the Drive south of Sierra Vista on AZ Hwy. 92 about 9 miles to the Drive south of Sierra Vista on AZ Hwy. 92 about 9 miles to the Miller Canyon Road (FR 56). Follow FR 56 to the trailhead at the end of the road (2.5 miles). Clark Spring Trail is also accessible via the Carr Canyon Road, FR 368.

Elevation: 5,600 feet

Ending Elevation: 6,125 feet

Elevation Gain: 525 feet

Usage: Light

Difficulty: Easy

 
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Coronado National Forest, Arizona


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