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Coronado Peak

Elevation 6575-6864. Quotations from the journals of Coronado's captains are posted at scenic overlooks along the trail provide a glimpse into the Conquistadors minds.

photo: Montezuma Pass Overlook. Photo by maarit u.

Length: 0.40 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Caving
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: At west entrance to the Coronado Nat. Monument at Montezuma Pass Overlook.
State(s): Arizona
Counties: Cochise
Longitude: -110.28518
Latitude: 31.35023

Driving Directions

50 miles south of I-10 off AZ 92. The road, S. Coronado Memorial Boulevard (leads into East Montezuma Canyon Road), joins AZ 92 20 miles S. of Sierra Vista and 25 miles W. of Bisbee. Road is paved for 1 mile W of visitor center only. The trailhead for Coronado Peak trail is located at Montezuma Pass Overlook in Coronado National Memorial. The overlook is three miles past the visitor center on E. Montezuma Canyon Road. The first mile is paved and the last two miles are dirt road. The trailhead for Coronado Peak trail is located at Montezuma Pass Overlook in Coronado National Memorial. The overlook is three miles past the visitor center on E. Montezuma Canyon Road. The first mile is paved and the last two miles are dirt road.

Description

The Coronado Peak Trail is 0.4 miles one way. Trail begins at Montezuma Pass. Interpretative signs, posted at scenic overlooks along the trail, provide a glimpse into the history and culture of the 1540s expedition of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado. From Coronado Peak, trace the path of the conquistadors while enjoying the beauty of the San Pedro and San Rafael Valleys and the panoramic views of the desert grasslands.

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: 6,575
Elevation High Point: 6,864
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1981

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Coronado Peak

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Frank Torres
Coronado National Memorial
4101 E. Montezuma Canyon Rd.
Hereford , AZ 85615
(520) 366-5515
frank_torres@nps.gov

Information Contact:
Coronado Visitors Center

(520) 366-5515

 

Photos

Ramada on Coronado Peak. Photo by NPS.

Ramada on Coronado Peak. Photo by NPS.

Montezuma Pass Overlook. Photo by maarit u.

Montezuma Pass Overlook. Photo by maarit u.

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