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Flys Peak Trail branches off the Crest Trail in the Chiricahua Wilderness and offers spectacular views, plentiful wildflowers, and watchable wildlife.

For travelers along the Crest Trail, this trail is part of a system that leads to a number of interesting features including Flys Peak, Bear Wallow Spring, Tub Spring and scenic Centella Point.

This trail branches from the Crest Trail #270 along the stretch that lies between Flys Park and Round Park, just south of the Wilderness boundary. Flys Peak trail goes up and over the mountain's 9,666 foot summit from the junction where the Long Park, Crest, and Fly Peak Trails intersect. Along the way, it negotiates one of the steepest climbs in this part of the Chiricahuas. There is a good overlook a short distance south and west of the summit.

Motorized and mechanized vehicles and equipment, including mountain bikes, are not permitted in Wilderness Areas.

Directions: From Tucson, Take I-10 east 81 miles to State Route 186. Turn south and continue for 23 miles to State Route 181. Turn east towards Chiricahua National Monument and drive 4 miles to Forest Road #42. Continue up Pinery Canyon 12 miles to FR 42D. Drive about 2.5 miles to the Rustler Park Campground. Access this trail via the Crest Trail about 2.5 miles from the campground.

Elevation: 9,080 feet

Ending Elevation: 9,260 feet

Elevation Gain: 180 feet

Distance: 1.1 miles

Usage: Light

Difficulty: Strenuous

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