Ida Canyon Trail
Trailhead: Ida Canyon
Length: 8 miles roundtrip
Wilderness Area: Miller Peak Wilderness
Directions to Trailhead:
From the Coronado National Monument visitor center, go west for 6 miles to FR 771. Turn north on 771 and follow the road to a gate. Park here if you do not have very high clearance. If you do have a high clearance vehicle, go through the gate and go 1 mile to a fork. Take the left fork and follow it to the end. Very small parking area at the end.
The trail enters the wilderness and begins a long series of switchbacks up a to a ridge. The views are outstanding. You can see quite far into Mexico. In September 200, this trail was quite overgrown, but easy to follow. About 1/2 mile up the ridge, you will come to an old mine adit with remnants of an old truck next to it. You will wonder how the truck got there! After the mine, the trail climbs to a ridge and the view changes from the south to the west.
The trail then follows the ridge and enters a beautiful pine forest. After a half mile of wandering through the forest you will reach Bear Spring. In September of 2000 this spring had good water. From Bear Spring the trail climbs steeply to Bear Saddle. Return the way you came or make a loop with the Oversite Canyon Trail by taking the Crest Trail East for 1/2 mile.
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