Chiricahua Peak Climber's Log

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McCannster - Jan 4, 2021 7:21 am Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2020

from Cave Creek trailhead  Sucess!

Very enjoyable loop from the Cave Creek trailhead, up Snowshed canyon, up and over Aspen Mountain, then Chiricahua, and then down from Cima Saddle back to the car. Exceptionally clear day, only saw 1 other party along the entire 15 mile route.


Dundeel - Oct 27, 2020 10:04 am Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2020

Beautiful Aspens  Sucess!

Great day for a hike. Started at Bootlegger Saddle. Aspen trees were in full color and the strong wind was talking through the dead fire snags. Saw cougar tracks on the trail at one point.


bdreese2 - Nov 26, 2019 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2019

Exceptional  Sucess!

See my peakbagger report. Went up Mormon Ridge, crossed the Crest trail, down Turtle Mountain and Morse Canyon. Exceptional views on a portion of the Crest trail.

utclimber - Jan 18, 2019 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2018

Chiricahua and Flys  Sucess!

Hiked up Chiricahua and Flys from Rustler Peak on a rainy day with little visibility.


technicolorNH - Sep 11, 2018 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2018

Easier than expected  Sucess!

Started from Rustler Park, walking up the road. Border Patrol was present on the Crest Trail, looking for sign. Two and a half hours to the summit, plus I tagged Fly Peak on the way back. The trail was pretty vague for the final push to the top.


xbaghat - Sep 4, 2018 9:39 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2018

twenty ultraprom  Sucess!



gimpilator - May 6, 2018 10:17 am Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2018

South Flys, Flys, Chiricahua, Snowshed  Sucess!

Many trails indicated on the map are now completely gone. Much of the forest had burned away. We spent a lot of time bushwhacking in thickets of small trees. trip report


mstender - Oct 22, 2016 12:57 am Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2016

Rustler Park  Sucess!

Parked at Rustler Park, walked the road to Long Park and then took the Crest Trail to the top. There were some nice views along the way but the summit itself is a dud. I saw about a dozen whitetail deer and 6 turkeys during my hike. Good times!


Tracy - Oct 30, 2015 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2015

from Longs Park Trailhead  Sucess!

I hiked this one on the way to New Mexico. It has a nice trail.


seano - Dec 15, 2014 7:18 pm Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2014

Mormon ridge  Sucess!

Tagging an ultra on the first day of a short desert peak-bagging trip. The area has burned in the last 5-10 years, obscuring the trails. Trip report.


boisedoc - Nov 4, 2014 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2014

rustler park  Sucess!

I tried and failed to get a 2wd Nissan Exterra up the Long Park road- plenty of clearance but not enough traction on the steep and rocky section. I ended up having to back down the road which was a little stressful. I parked at Rustler Park and hiked up the Jeep trail to Long Park before merging with the main trail. This route is quite a bit shorter than advertised (and shorter than the signs indicate). I would guess its about 9 miles round trip. The summit is pretty underwhelming- no views.

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Paul McClellan - Mar 28, 2014 12:23 am Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2014

Burned Timber  Sucess!

Followed the Crest Trail from Rustler Park to and from the peak. Passed through much burned timber - the occasional live forest demonstrated how much must have been lost by recent fires. The trail was virtually clear of any snow and the weather was ideal. I enjoyed the views to the north.


bcoltrin - Jul 9, 2012 11:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2009

Chiricahua Peak  Sucess!

Very simple hiking with moderate to easy hiking terrain. Peak has no real views but with good timing the meadows can be full and blooming. I saw fire damage mostly on the western ridges below the trail line. Many blue berry patches early on and encountered a brown bear crossing the trail 50 yards in front of us so be aware of your surroundings.


PrestonArizona - Nov 17, 2010 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2008

Chiricahua sweetness  Sucess!

A great hike with Nick and Allen through beautiful mountaintops to the highpoint of the Chiricahua Mountains. Plenty of golden aspens, too.


ericnoel - May 5, 2009 12:48 am Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2009


If I had to do it again I would have driven that road since it wasn't very bad. But nonetheless this was a pleasant enough hike and I can't complain about getting a COHP and an ultra.

davis2001r6 - Feb 23, 2009 12:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

From Rustlers Park  Sucess!

Great Day for a hike.


sbkelley - Sep 14, 2008 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Rustler Park  Sucess!

Meadows, wildflowers, and alpine forest...a pleasant surprise and a nice change from Phoenix summer weather. Also went over Flyes Peak and saw a glass jar summit register. Spent the next morning hiking to Heart of Rocks in the National Monument - very cool area and well worth a full weekend of exploration.


oldadit - Aug 5, 2008 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 1993

Don't roll the benchmark  Sucess!

Hiked before 1975, 1993, 1998 and 2001. The summit benchmark
is in a loose block. In 2001 tacked on Flys peak and 9570
for extra credit.


hans.schenk - Sep 26, 2007 10:21 pm

Via Turkey Creek  Sucess!

I did this as a backpack years ago. We parked at Turkey Creek, and hiked up the Saulsbury Trail to the Crest Trail and over to Anita Park. We summited Chiricahua Peak after setting up camp. The next day we cruised down the Mormon Ridge Trail to our car.


bigbendbetty - Mar 28, 2007 4:16 am Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2007

Rustler Park  Sucess!

Great views of Cochise county along the hike. Couldn't see a lot from the summit, but it was cloudy by then and snowing

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