Carr Peak
The Peak
Rank: #10 Summit Elevation: 9,250 ft.
Vegetation: You begin hiking through an area that burned in 1977 and 1991, then pass into Mexican pinyon pine, alligator juniper, silverleaf oak, and manzanita, later rising to aspen, Douglas fir, Gambel oak, and other alpine conifers. Frequently Seen Animals: Coues deer, white-tail deer, hawks
Hiking Season: Spring to Autumn  
The Trail
Name: Crest Trail #107. Difficulty: Moderate
Length of Hike (r/t): 5.9 miles Trail Elevation Change: 1,830 ft.
Water: None Trailhead Elevation: 7,420 ft.
Tips: Hike 2.6 miles to a spur trail on the right which cuts back about 0.33 mile to the summit. The Carr Peak hike can be combined with Miller Peak to knock off 2 summits in one day. If you have only one vehicle, it is shortest and easiest to begin at the Carr Peak trailhead. If you have two vehicles, you can leave one vehicle at one end and then drive around and start at the other end. For the combined hike, it's 2.6 miles to the spur trail to Carr Peak, 0.33 miles to the peak, 0.33 miles back down, 1.0 miles to the signed junction with the Crest Trail #103, 2.1 miles to the Miller Peak spur trail on your left, and 0.5 miles to the top of Miller Peak. Returning to the Carr Peak trailhead makes a total round-trip distance of 13.1 miles. To continue on to the Miller Peak trailhead at Montezuma Pass, you would go 0.5 miles back to the Crest Trail and 4.8 miles to the pass for a grand total of 12.2 miles.
Hiking Permit Needed: No. Maximum Group Size: 
Dogs Permitted: Yes, leashed. Horses Permitted: Not recommended.
Cross-country Skiing Permitted:  Mountain Bikes Permitted: No.
Safety Tips: Bring warm clothing and raingear. Stay off exposed areas during thunderstorms. Bring plenty of food and water if doing the combined hike.
The Drive
General Location: Near Mexican border. Trailhead Accessible to Low-Clearance Vehicles: Yes
Nearest Town: Sierra Vista  
Directions: Take HWY 92 south 7-8 miles out of Sierra Vista, turn right onto Carr Canyon Road (FR 368). Go 7 miles to a parking area just outside Ramsey Vista Campground. The trailhead is at the far end of the parking lot. 
More Information
U.S.G.S. Quad Name(s): Miller Peak. Office of Tourism Region: Old West Country
County: Coconino Managing Agency: Sierra Vista Ranger District, Coronado National Forest, 5990 S. Highway 92 Hereford, Arizona 85615, phone: (520) 378-0311. 
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