Pinery Canyon Pass

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The Pinery Canyon Trail offers beautiful vistas, great campgrounds, and a plethora of hiking trails. Starting at the town of Portal, AZ, the Pinery Canyon Trail winds its way up through the Chiricahua Mountains, gaining 2764 feet over the first ten miles. Both dispersed camping and established campgrounds are found in the area. At the halfway point, you can drive up the mountain to Rustler Park, a lush mountain meadow with panoramic views of the surrounding Sulphur Springs Valley and other "Sky Islands." Campsites at Rustler Park cost $8 per day. The Chiricahua National Monument, with spectacular vistas of stacked rock formations, is approximately 10-15 minutes from the end of this trail. This trail is easy and can be completed in most vehicles. During the monsoon season, there are multiple low water crossing points. These are shallow and are typically traversed by any vehicle with moderate clearance.