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Lutz Canyon Trail #104, AZ

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Distance One Way 2.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,769 feet
Elevation Gain 2,749 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,749 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 12.06
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14  2018-07-19
Lutz Canyon Trail
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9  2018-07-15 DarthStiller
20  2018-06-17
Lutz Miller Carr
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4  2018-06-17
Lutz Miller Carr
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6  2018-06-17
Lutz Miller Carr
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31  2013-04-05 MAVM
4  2011-05-17 JuanJaimeiii
16  2004-10-10
Miller Peak via Lutz Canyon Trail
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Bob Thompson Peak
0.5 mi away
2.2 mi
2,000 ft
Hunter Canyon Trail #111
1.9 mi away
1.7 mi
722 ft
Miller Peak Trail #105
2.1 mi away
0.4 mi
361 ft
Crest Trail #103
2.3 mi away
10.3 mi
3,931 ft
Miller Peak from Crest Trail
Miller Peak from Crest Trail
2.3 mi away
9.6 mi
2,956 ft
Coronado Cave Trail
2.3 mi away
1.1 mi
475 ft
Arizona Trail
Arizona Trail
2.3 mi away
755.0 mi
82,000 ft
Coronado Peak Trail
2.4 mi away
0.9 mi
330 ft
Joe
Joe's Canyon Trail
2.4 mi away
3.3 mi
1,525 ft
Copper Canyon
Copper Canyon
2.4 mi away
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This deep, narrow canyon offers hikers and horseback riders good views of the San Pedro Valley and the Mule Mountains near Bisbee. It leads into one of the most heavily mined areas of the Huachuca Range. The trail follows an old mining road for much of its length as it climbs into a canyon which reputedly has been the site of prospecting activity since Spanish explorers visited the area in the mid-16th century. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mining activity in Lutz Canyon reached a peak. It then tapered off and came to an end, for all purposes, by the 1950's. Ironically, the remnants of Lutz Canyon's mining days are now preserved within the boundaries of the Miller Peak Wilderness, and the equipment that was abandoned there serves as a point of interest for travelers along this Wilderness trail.


The Lutz Canyon Trail winds through trailside vegetation that varies from pine-oak forest in lower elevations to magnificent stands of Douglas-fir higher up. Along higher reaches of the trail, views expand to reach across the San Pedro Valley into Mexico. Above the Black Bear Mine, as the trail leaves the canyon floor, it continues to switchback and hill-climb to its junction with the Crest Trail #103 in the vicinity of Miller Peak.

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