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Sunnyside Canyon trail - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Sunnyside Canyon, Arizona 85624, USA

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About Sunnyside Canyon trail

Sunnyside Canyon is a 2 mile moderately popular blue singletrack trail located near Sierra Vista Arizona. This multi-use trail can be used both directions. On average it takes 15 minutes to complete this trail.


Attractions Near Sunnyside Canyon trail

Parker Canyon Lake
Parker Canyon Lake10.22km from Sunnyside Canyon trail

A beautiful lake located in the southeastern Arizona. The lake is a reservoir formed by a dam in Parker Canyon in the south end of the Canelo Hills in southwestern Cochise County. Parker Canyon is a tributary to the Santa Cruz River in the San Rafael Valley. The facilities are maintained by Coronado National Forest division of the USDA Forest Service.

San Rafael State Natural Area
San Rafael State Natural Area14.24km from Sunnyside Canyon trail

This is a high intermontane grass valley in eastern Santa Cruz, and it is bounded to the west by the Patagonia Mountains. This beautiful valley is the headwaters of the Santa Cruz River, which flows into Mexico then turns north back into the United States and eventually joins the Gila River. The riparian areas and native grass prairie are home to many species of plants and animals.

Miller Peak Wilderness
Miller Peak Wilderness17.16km from Sunnyside Canyon trail

The Miller Peak Wilderness lies between the city of Sierra Vista and the Mexican border in the southern half of the Huachuca Mountains.More than 170 species of birds have been spotted here, including 14 kinds of hummingbirds. More than 60 species of reptiles and 78 species of mammals inhabit the area. It encompasses around 20,190 acres and is managed by the Coronado National Forest.

Carr Peak
Carr Peak19.57km from Sunnyside Canyon trail

Carr Peak is the second highest peak in the Huachuca Mountains of southeast Arizona. Carr Peak is easily recognizable as the prominent double-humped mountain due south of Sierra Vista. The area is well known among birders because of the variety of hummingbird species seen in the area as well as the dozens of southwestern specialties such as Apache pine, Chihuahua pine, ridge-nosed rattlesnake, lesser long-nosed bat and elegant trogon.

Coronado Peak Trail
Coronado Peak Trail19.64km from Sunnyside Canyon trail

The Coronado Peak is a great trail if you want to take in sweeping views of the US and Mexico in this part of Arizona. It's not much of a hike to get to the top, but it is popular, and many people who come to the area when visiting the Coronado National Memorial and who bother to drive the steep road to Montezuma Pass will probably hike this peak. The trail is good, has benches and informative signs, and the views are excellent.

Montezuma Pass
Montezuma Pass19.66km from Sunnyside Canyon trail

Montezuma Pass is within Coronado National Memorial. This site provides views of the San Raphael Valley to the west, the San Pedro Valley to the east, and Mexico to the south. Exhibit panels at the pass provide information about the Coronado Expedition, the flora and fauna of Sky Island habitats, and visible geography. It is also the trailhead for the southern terminus of the great Arizona Trail.

Where is Sunnyside Canyon trail

Discover More Attractions in Santa Cruz County, Where Sunnyside Canyon trail Is Located

Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County
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Santa Cruz is a county in southern Arizona, United States. Santa Cruz County of Southern Arizona is a big mountain range by Sky Island standards, but there is relatively little convenient access. If you love nature, Santa Cruz makes an excellent launching pad. Board a boat tour from the wharf for whale-watching—grays, blues, or humpbacks, depending on the time of year—or take a winding drive in the Santa Cruz Mountains to see the ancient trees at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

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