A remote scrambling and bushwhacking hike through a dense forest of oak and walnut trees and top out at Dos Cabezas Peak. This sky island you will be hiking in is relatively small in stature but contains much biodiversity. There are other sky island archipelagoes in the world but the mountains of the Southwest may be the most fascinating. In southern Arizona, New Mexico and northern Mexico, there are at least forty sky islands ranging in elevation from 6,000 to 11,000 feet.
While not an easy ascent, any reasonably fit hiker can achieve the apex of the Dos Cabezas. Unlike hiking the Grand Canyon for instance, aside from a couple of spicy scrambles there are no brutal uphill slogs. At the pinnacle, hikers enjoy riveting 360-degree views of dozens of sky island mountain ranges extending well into Mexico and a good chunk of southeastern Arizona.
For more great and lesser known hikes in southern Arizona, read Hiking in Tucson – 5 Awesome Adventures, http://www.southwestdiscoveries.com/hiking-in-tucson-5-awesome-adventures/.
Suggested LodgingDos Cabezas Retreat Bed & Breakfast http://www.doscabezasretreat.com/main_page.html. Physical Address: 7101 East White Pacheco Street Willcox, AZ Call/Text: 520-507-1244
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