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hikes and camping trips are planned for your individual needs. We take into consideration
your group size, interests, physical abilities, conditioning and time constraints. Using
this information, we can plan the most enjoyable area, trip length, pace and menu for your
optimum enjoyment. We offer a wide variety of other services to hunters, campers and
wilderness- based businesses. We work with outfitters, surveyors, photographers, and
outdoors sportsmen to carry equipment and to pack camps in and out.
We also teach outdoor ecology classes to grades 3-12.
DAY HIKES--We will meet you at the trailhead. You bring your camera and a waterbottle and we bring food, beverages, water, everything needed for an enjoyable hike, and the goats to carry it all.
CAMPING TRIPS--Enjoy three or four days camping in the Dragoon Mountains. We will set up a base camp and then do day hikes to explore different areas in the Cochise Stronghold. Learn about the Apache history of the area, enjoy fine dining under the stars, and finish the trip in historic Tombstone, Arizona. This is a perfect family adventure which can be modified for any age hiker.
Purple Mountain Pack Goats operates under a special use permit with the Coronado National Forest. We can take you hiking along hundreds of miles of trails throughout the mountain ranges of southeastern Arizona. Some of the more popular trails are located in the Santa Ritas, the Dragoons, the Huachucas and the Chiricahuas.
SANTA RITA MOUNTAINS--This is one of southern Arizonas most accessible mountain ranges. Topped by 9,543 foot Mt. Wrightson within a 25,260 acre wilderness, the Santa Ritas contain more than 70 miles of trails. Birdwatchers flock to Madera Canyon where, during summer, the rare coppery-tailed trogon is the star attraction. From mesquite, ocotillo, and cacti of the Sonoran Desert, the hiker can ascend to cool forests of oak, juniper and pine. History abounds in the Santa Ritas with old mining camps, ranches, and adobe ruins to discover.
DRAGOON MOUNTAINS--This is Apache country! Hike beneath spectacular rock cliffs and spires in what was once the mountain stronghold of Cochise, leader of the fierce Chiricahua Apaches. Stand in the midst of Council Rocks where the Nantans (chiefs) met and made decisions to make war or accept peace. Nearby, explore where prehistoric cultures left their pictographs and camp sites.
HUACHUCA MOUNTAINS--Just north of the international border this lofty mountain range rises from deserts and grasslands to pine and fir forests at nearly 9500 feet in elevation. An Apache name that means Thunder Mountain, the Huachucas are full of rich early Arizona ranching, mining and military history. The area supports a wide variety of wildlife, including up to 14 species of hummingbirds. In Ramsey Canyon the Nature Conservancy owns a 300-acre sanctuary for hummingbirds and other wildlife.
CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS--The largest single mountain range in Arizona, the Chiricahuas reach to nearly 10,000 feet in elevation. Here in the Hudsonian life zone is a rare spruce forest ecosystem, one of only two found in southern Arizona. This mountain range contains a wonderland of strange rock formations as well as a unique mix of Sierra Madrean and Rocky Mountain flora and fauna. Its rock formations, canyons, diverse plant and animal life, and miles of hiking trails make the beautiful Chiricahuas a prime destination to explore and enjoy.
Purple Mountain Pack Goats
PO Box 1345
Tucson, AZ 85702-1345
Phone: (520) 403-4056