Miller Peak Wilderness
Located in the Coronado National Forest in Arizona.
Located just six miles south of Sierra Vista in the southern half of the Huachuca Mountains, this 20,190-acre wilderness was established in 1984. Characterized by sheer cliffs many hundreds of feet in height, the area is also known for large, intensive fires. A considerable area once covered by pine and Douglas-fir has, has at least temporarily been converted to oak and grass vegetation.
Miller Peak Wilderness is one of the most rugged, wildlife-filled areas in all of southern Arizona. Elevations range from 5,200 feet to 9,466 feet at Miller Peak itself. Well-maintained trails go to the unit's major points of interest and lead to some of the most exceptional panoramas in Southern Arizona. The Huachucas are famous as a haven for bird life, and more than 170 species, including 14 species of hummingbirds, have been observed. More than 60 species of reptiles and 78 species of mammals also are found in this range.
The area has a rich and colorful mining and ranching history, with some remains of old mining operations still visible. There are several parcels of private, patented mining claims within the wilderness.
For further information contact: Sierra Vista Ranger District - Coronado National Forest
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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