Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Intermediate


Date:March 19,2024Destination:Sugar Loaf Mountain
Level:IArea:Chiricahua National Mounument
Approx hike distance in miles:2Hike leader:Bruce Odegaard
Low to high elevation gain:500Hike leader phone:(206) 396-5472
Accum elevation gain in feet:Hike leader email:bodegaard@aol.com
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:NonePark entry fee per vehicle:Yes, per car or National Park Pass
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:https://nps.gov/chir/index/htm.
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:32.0054'N,109.3565'W


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :ModerateWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No

Special Instructions:

This a short hike to the top of Sugar loaf Mountain. We will see a short tunnel and fire lookout built by the CCC in the 30s and of course unbelievable views,. Please note that there is no gas near the monument, so gas up in Wilcox. Bring a snack and water.



Beginning at the Holiday Inn Express in Willcox, 1251 Virginia Avenue.  Head W on North Circle I Road toward Virginia Avenue. Turn left on Virginia Avenue. In .2 miles, turn left onto Fort Grant Rd. In 1.3 miles turn right onto AZ 186 E/N Haskell Avenue(signs for I-10 Business) In .7 miles turn left onto AZ 186 E/E Maley Street.  Follow AZ 186 for 31 miles.  Turn left onto AZ 181 E and continue 5.2 miles.  Turn right to stay on Bonita Canyon Road.  Enter the Chiricahua National Monument Visitor Center.