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Chihuahua Hill - Bisbee
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Chihuahua Hill - BisbeeTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 15 2015
Hiking2.84 Miles 947 AEG
Hiking2.84 Miles   2 Hrs      2.27 mph
947 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
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Stayed the weekend in Bisbee with my girlfriend, and we decided this hike would be a good way to spend an hour or two. The weather was completely overcast again, making for a nice day but not nice photos. We were a little confused where this hike started, but I loaded up the route and realized that walking down OK Street was actually part of the route, since there's no public parking available anywhere along OK Street. It was cool walking and seeing all the colorful houses along the way. We walked to the very end of OK Street and the beginning of the trail was pretty obvious on the right, though unmarked.

This trail might be short but it is actually fairly steep. Kind of like climbing the Mormon Trail at South Mountain. Very rocky terrain. The views of Bisbee open up pretty quickly. Just before the top of the first hill, Youngblood Hill, we came upon a small Buddhist shrine under a tree. A couple minutes later we were at the top and came across a much larger Catholic shrine. I'm not a person of faith, but I always like seeing stuff like this. I appreciate the effort and the dedication it took to build something like this up here, and it was a really nice spot. We stayed there for a little while.

We could see the trail continuing down and then up over to Chihuahua Hill. It turns into an old 4WD road at this point and isn't particularly exciting. It was another 100 ft or so climb. Honestly, Chihuahua was pretty much a bust. Nothing up there, and there's pretty much no view through the trees. You get a pretty good view of the Lavender Pit just before the peak, but that's about it. I feel like Youngblood is really the destination on this hike, and it didn't even seem worth going over to Chihuahua. Still a nice hike if only for Youngblood, and I'm glad we did it. We headed back down the way we came and enjoyed the rest of our day wandering the streets of Bisbee.
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Old City Park - Bisbee
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