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Brown Canyon Trail #115, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Tucson > Sierra Vista
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 5.18 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,084 feet
Elevation Gain 1,420 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,656 feet
Avg Time One Way 2.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 10.7
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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15  2017-11-24 rwstorm
18  2016-11-23 rwstorm
15  2016-11-19
Hamburg Brown Loop
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8  2016-11-19 MasterBeyotch
6  2016-08-21
Comfort Springs Trail #109
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5  2014-09-19 BenTelly
7  2012-08-09 MAVM
30  2012-06-29 MAVM
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Oct → Early
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  6:46am - 5:24pm
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Brown Spring Trail #199
0.5 mi away
1.8 mi
469 ft
Ramsey Canyon Loop
Ramsey Canyon Loop
1.4 mi away
11.2 mi
3,501 ft
Ramsey Canyon Trail
Ramsey Canyon Trail
1.4 mi away
2.1 mi
700 ft
Hamburg Trail #122
1.5 mi away
3.8 mi
2,586 ft
Pomona Mine Trail #116
Pomona Mine Trail #116
1.8 mi away
1.7 mi
1,759 ft
Clark Spring Trail #124
Clark Spring Trail #124
2.2 mi away
1.7 mi
197 ft
Reef Townsite - Interpretive Loop & Campground
2.4 mi away
0.7 mi
180 ft
Ramsey Peak
2.5 mi away
14.0 mi
4,273 ft
Comfort Springs Trail #109
2.5 mi away
2.3 mi
432 ft
Old Sawmill Spring Trail #126
2.5 mi away
0.8 mi
490 ft
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Brown Canyon Trail leads into a scenic little canyon with good views and high desert vegetation. A spur trail, the Pomona Mine Trail, leads to the site of an old tungsten mine while the Brown Canyon Trail continues on into Ramsey Canyon. Brown Canyon is a relatively shallow, open canyon carved among rolling hills covered with grass, oak, and mazanita. Its upper reaches provide excellent views of the sheer cliffs of the Dragoon Mountains' western face, as well as of the Chiricahuas in the distance to the east and the Whetstones and Galiuros to the north.


Some people use this trail as an alternate route into beautiful, bird-filled Ramsey Canyon. Using this route means you don't have to park at the Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve visitor center where, if you didn't remember to get the required parking reservation in advance, you'll be turned away. Brown Canyon Trail can also be combined with the Hamburg Trail #122 in Ramsey Canyon to make a fine day trip loop. No shuttle is required if you walk the 1.5 miles of road between the Brown Canyon Trailhead and the Ramsey Canyon Visitor Center. You will need a permit to cross Nature Conservancy property on the Hamburg Trail, and you'll have to leave your horse at home. No horses are permitted in the Preserve. The best direction in which to travel this loop is up Ramsey Canyon and back down Brown Canyon.

Another feature to visit along this trail is the old Pomona Mine high on Scheelite Ridge. A side trip of 1.4 miles will take you to the remains of that old tungsten mine and more fine vistas.

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This hike is listed as One-Way.

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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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To Brown Canyon Trailhead
Drive 6 miles south of Sierra Vista on AZ Highway 92 to Ramsey Canyon Road. Follow Ramsey Canyon Road 2.1 miles to a wire gate on the right (north) side of the road. Park here (adds another 0.4 mile onto trail) and follow the two-track road north and west into Brown Canyon where it becomes the Brown Canyon Trail. There is no marker or sign here.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 194 mi - about 3 hours 8 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 84.7 mi - about 1 hour 33 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 338 mi - about 5 hours 14 mins
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