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Granite Peak - Huachucas, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 11 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,353 feet
Elevation Gain 1,619 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,891 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 6.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 25.46
 Interest Off-Trail Hiking & Peak
 Backpack Yes
 Dogs not allowed
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24  2022-11-06
Carr Peak Trail #107
18  2022-11-06 Mike_W
author avatar Guides 44
Routes 66
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Trips 211 map ( 1,182 miles )
Age 51 Male Gender
Location Tucson, AZ
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Preferred Oct, Nov, Feb, Mar → 9 AM
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  6:50am - 6:19pm
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yet another Granite peak
by Mike_W

 Likely In-Season!
Granite Peak in the Huachuca Mountains is roughly 2 miles west of Carr Peak and involves a 1/4 mile easy bushwhack following a 5.4-mile hike on the Carr Peak Trail #107 and the Arizona Trail / Crest Trail #103, which are both very well maintained and easy to follow.

Park at the Carr Peak trailhead near the Ramsey Vista campground area and start hiking up to Carr Peak via Carr Peak Trail #107. You will reach the Carr Peak junction after 2.6 miles which leads up to Carr Peak. It will be roughly 0.3 miles to summit Carr and another 0.3 to get back down to this junction. In order to get to the base on Granite Peak you will need to continue west and then south on the Carr Peak Trail #107.

After roughly another 1 mile of hiking you will reach the Crest Trail junction. From here you'll want to follow the signs for the Crest Trail #103 which is also called the Arizona Trail in this section. The other branches at this junction will go to Miller Peak and down Miller canyon. Continue on the Crest trail #103 for roughly another 1.5 miles to Bear saddle. From here you'll see some signs showing distances to other nearby trails and points.

Continue west along Crest Trail #103 for roughly 0.5 miles to the west side of Granite Peak. From here it's a short 0.15-mile bushwhack to the summit. On the peak, you'll see a rock pile with a registry. There will also be some nice blue agave plants near the top. To get down you could go back the way you came or you could bushwhack down the east side of Granite mountain. I chose to bushwhack down the east side of Granite mountain back down to Bear Saddle. From there, I picked up Crest Trail #103 and headed back east to Carr Peak Trail #107 and back down to the Carr Peak trailhead where I parked.

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2022-11-08 Mike_W
    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
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    Coronado Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)

    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To Carr Trailhead
    Drive south of Sierra Vista 7 miles on Arizona Highway 92 to the Carr Canyon Road (FR 368). Follow FR 368 about 6.5 miles to the Old Sawmill Spring trailhead across from the entrance to Reef Townsite Campground. The Carr Peak Trailhead is located at a parking lot just outside the entrance to Ramsey Vista Campground at the end of FR 368. Carr Peak Spur is accessible via the Carr Peak Trail.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 199 mi - about 3 hours 19 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 89.7 mi - about 1 hour 44 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 343 mi - about 5 hours 25 mins
    page created by Mike_W on Nov 08 2022 1:06 am

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