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79 mi 128 km of trail 1 Run

Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 9 Trails Hard Trails 7 Trails

Sitting at an elevation of about 4,600 feet, Sierra Vista features an ideal year-round climate perfect for enjoying the great outdoors. And with a 30-plus mile network of multi-use paths that travel through town and connect to some of the area's most popular trail, it's easy to get out and safely enjoy your surroundings. According to Nat Geo Wild, Sierra Vista’s extraordinary sky island environment ranks as the second most biologically diverse ecosystem on the planet!

Local Info

The Brown Canyon Trail is a great starting point for runners starting to explore the Huachuca Mountains. The San Pedro River offers flatter terrain along a riparian area that serves as a migratory super highway for birds and other wildlife. Ramsey Canyon Preserve, nestled in the slopes of the Huachucas, is internationally known for its uncommon diversity of birds and wildlife. The Arizona Trail also starts just south of Sierra Vista, near the Coronado National Memorial.

Visiting Tips

Any time is a great time to visit Sierra Vista, but the spring and fall months are particularly popular for birders who come to see hundreds of species travel through the area as part of their annual migration. The majority of trails are free for hikers, birders, or mountain bikers. Ramsey Canyon Preserve has a small fee for day passes.

Food & Drink

Hoppin' Grapes offers a fantastic selection of wine and beers, to include some samplings of the local area, which is situated in the heart of Arizona's wine country. Broxton Coffee is a beloved gathering place and serves up delicious coffee and treats. Sierra Vista is a melting pot of cultures and its culinary scene is highlighted by Asian and German influences. Tanuki Sushi Bar & Garden, Indochine Family Restaurant, and the German Cafe are among the standout eateries and have received statewide recognition.

Maps & Guidebooks

Stop by the Sierra Vista Visitor Center to pick up an Adventure Guide highlighting the many must-see attractions in the area. Plus maps, a dining and lodging guide, and a variety of other materials are also available.

Runs in Sierra Vista - 1

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Favorite View from parking area at end of Miller Canyon road just before heading down the Miller Canyon Trail.
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Carr Peak via Miller Canyon Trail

10.3 mi 16.5 km • Out and Back • 3,488 ft Ascent 1063.26 m Ascent

(1) Sierra…, AZ

Trails in Sierra Vista - 16

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3.6 mi 5.9 km #1Perimeter Trail
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Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
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3.6 mi 5.9 km Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
8.0 mi 12.9 km #2Carr Canyon Road FS #368
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Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
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8.0 mi 12.9 km Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
3.9 mi 6.2 km #3Hamburg Trail
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Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
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3.9 mi 6.2 km Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
2.6 mi 4.2 km #4Bear Canyon Trail #125
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Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
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2.6 mi 4.2 km Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
2.3 mi 3.7 km #5Clark Spring Trail #124
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Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
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2.3 mi 3.7 km Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
21.2 mi 34.1 km #6AZT - Passage 1 - Huachuca Mountains
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Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
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21.2 mi 34.1 km Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
5.2 mi 8.4 km #7Wren Arena Red Loop Trail
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Sierra Vista, AZ
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5.2 mi 8.4 km Sierra Vista, AZ
14.5 mi 23.3 km #8AZT - Passage 2 - Canelo Hills East
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Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
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14.5 mi 23.3 km Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
0.5 mi 0.7 km #9Miller Peak Trail #105
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Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
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0.5 mi 0.7 km Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
2.0 mi 3.2 km #10Lower Miller Canyon Trail
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Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
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2.0 mi 3.2 km Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
2.0 mi 3.3 km #11E. Miller Canyon Road
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Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
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2.0 mi 3.3 km Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
4.6 mi 7.3 km #12Brown Canyon Trail
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Sierra Vista, AZ
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4.6 mi 7.3 km Sierra Vista, AZ
1.8 mi 3.0 km #13Brown Canyon Road
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Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
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1.8 mi 3.0 km Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
3.4 mi 5.5 km #14Miller Canyon Trail #106
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Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
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3.4 mi 5.5 km Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
3.6 mi 5.7 km #15Carr Peak Trail #107
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Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
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3.6 mi 5.7 km Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
0.3 mi 0.5 km #16Carr Peak Spur Trail #108
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Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
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0.3 mi 0.5 km Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ

Photos of Sierra Vista - 10

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Ida Canyon Trail departing from Bear Saddle
Jan 10, 2019 near Sierra…, AZ
View of Ramsey Peak from Bear Saddle
Jan 10, 2019 near Sierra…, AZ
Spring Time in the Desert: Oak trees turning during the spring dry spell.  Views of the Huachucas from the Perimeter Trail just west of Sierra Vista.
Oct 6, 2017 near Sierra…, AZ
Gorgeous during monsoon season
Oct 6, 2017 near Sierra…, AZ
View from parking area at end of Miller Canyon road just before heading down the Miller Canyon Trail.
Dec 27, 2019 near Sierra…, AZ
Great end to a great trail..tall trees and cool water.
Oct 6, 2017 near Sierra…, AZ
Beautiful mountain views from the Clark Spring Trail.
Oct 6, 2017 near Sierra…, AZ
Feel the pain...don't worry, what seems like a long and precarious uphill on an endless switchback dirt road will eventually reward you with the coolest part of Cooper Loop starting at the Clark Springs trailhead.
Oct 6, 2017 near Sierra…, AZ
Miller Peak Wilderness boundary sign at trailhead
Jan 10, 2019 near Sierra…, AZ
One of the large juniper trees in Ida Canyon
Jan 10, 2019 near Sierra…, AZ

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