Joe's Canyon

Enjoyable trail that climbs a sheltered ravine on the south side of Montezuma Canyon, then follows a treeless ridge towards Coronado Peak, giving excellent views all the way

photo: Semidesert grassland, Coronado National Memorial. Photo by Semidesert3.

Length: 3.10 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: At Coronado Nat. Mon. near Hereford. Trail starts 500 ft. W of visitor center.
State(s): Arizona
Longitude: -110.28521
Latitude: 31.35025

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.


Elevation 5230-6575. The trail climbs about 1000 feet in the first mile with scenic views of Montezuma Canyon and the San Pedro River Valley. After reaching the saddle at the top of Smugglers Ridge the trail continues west with views of desert grasslands

Additional Details

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

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: NPS Coronado National Memorial Trail Guide

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:
Coronado National Memorial
4101 E. Montezuma Canyon Rd.
Hereford, AZ 85615
(520) 366-5515



Semidesert grassland, Coronado National Memorial. Photo by Semidesert3.

Semidesert grassland, Coronado National Memorial. Photo by Semidesert3.


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