Miller Peak, at 9,470 feet (2,886 m), is the second-highest mountain in Cochise County, Arizona (after Chiricahua Peak). Located approximately 10 miles south of Sierra Vista, Arizona, it is the highest mountain in the Huachuca mountain range and a popular local hiking destination, with several different trails leading to the peak. All hiking trails are rated as moderately strenuous, with roughly 3,500 ft (1,100 m) elevation gain in 9 to 11 miles (14 to 18 km).

The area was affected by the 2011 Monument fire and most of the pine trees seen in older photographs were burned and destroyed. Scrub oak are beginning to replace the areas that were previously covered by pine.

by Evan Pilling, published February 15, 2018

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