A segment to remember
No dogs allowed in Coronado National Memorial. Which is the trail south of peak 7964.
From Montezuma Pass use the hiker-only access to the southern start of the AZ Trail by taking the Coronado Peak Trail (500 ft.), then Joe’s Canyon Trail to the Yaqui Ridge Trail, which descends steeply to the Mexican border and ends at an international boundary marker. Returning to Montezuma Pass the route takes the Crest Trail (#103) from the Coronado National Memorial up into the Miller Peak Wilderness. After this steep and strenuous ascent, the trail keeps going up as it passes a junction with the Lutz Canyon Trail (#104) and soon reaches the Miller Peak Spur Trail (#105). After passing the spur, the trail follows a ridgeline over to Tub Spring (some maps show as Bathtub Spring), then almost immediately goes left and uphill at the signed Miller Canyon (#106)/Crest Trail junction and left and uphill again at the signed Carr Peak (#107)/Crest Trail junction. The trail continues past the Oversite Canyon Trail (#112) junction, past Bear Saddle and Granite Peak, and then goes left at the signed junction with the Sunnyside Canyon Trail (#117) near Pat Scott Peak. It follows this trail down into Sunnyside Canyon, passes the Copper Glance Trail junction, and runs downstream to the wilderness boundary. Here it joins a dirt road (FR 4758) for a short distance and then turns right at the AZT sign onto the Scotia Canyon Trail (#127). It crosses FR 4759, then turns south into Scotia Canyon and works its way down to FR 48. After crossing this road the trail turns west and reaches the Parker Canyon Lake Trailhead on FR 194 with a parking lot just north along FR 194 overlooking Parker Canyon Lake.
Southern Trailhead: U.S./Mexico border
Northern Trailhead: Parker Cyn Lake
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This is a moderately difficult hike.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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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