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McClure Canyon Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,645 feet
Elevation Gain 2,000 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 16
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Waterfall, Seasonal Creek & Peak
Backpack Yes
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45  2018-02-17 CB2L
Author CB2L
author avatar Guides 1
Routes 1
Photos 70
Trips 2 map ( 9 miles )
Age 34 Male Gender
Location Sierra Vista, AZ
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov → Early
Seasons   ALL
Sun  6:05am - 6:27pm
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Named place Nearby
scheelite's cousin
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Overview
Out-and-back trail on the Fort Huachuca Reservation in the Miller Peak Wilderness area. Vehicle with good ground clearance and preferably 4WD helpful for reaching the marked start of McClure Canyon about a half-mile from the turn-off from Garden Canyon Road. Otherwise, starting from the turn-off is also a good hike.


Hike
Trail starts as an unimproved road before narrowing to a path suitable for foot-traffic only for the ascent to the crest, where a hiker can likely reach Huachuca Peak. Trail is mostly shaded, though there are exposed sections higher up. Difficulty is moderate, with approximately 2000 feet of elevation gain. Unlike nearby Scheelite Canyon Trail, there are no portions where scrambling/climbing is absolutely necessary, though quick jaunts off-trail for scrambling can be made.

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2018-02-19 CB2L
    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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    Coronado Forest
    MVUMs are rarely necessary to review unless mentioned in the description or directions
    Coronado Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)


    Directions
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    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    From Sierra Vista, enter Fort Huachuca (you'll need a visitor pass if you don't have a DoD ID card; visitor passes are available at the Van Deman gate) from the Buffalo Soldier (Fry Blvd) Gate. Travel up Squier Road until you can take a left on either Winrow or Allison. When you see the sign that says "Off-post traffic keep left," stay in the right-hand lane. Where traffic merges onto Winrow Road to exit the Fort, crossover the main road onto the smaller road that goes towards range control. Follow this range road until you reach Garden Canyon Road, and turn right onto Garden Canyon. Follow Garden Canyon past the lower and upper picnic areas, and then turn off the road onto the unpaved route that is marked with a small "16" sign. Park here, or continue up this unimproved road until you want to start hiking.
    page created by CB2L on Feb 19 2018 2:38 pm
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