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123 mi 198 km of trail 4 Featured Runs

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gem Favorite The Whale: Rock formation in Carlsbad Caverns on the way to the Big Room.

Carlsbad Cavern

(13) Whites…, NM
gem Favorite Slaughter Canyon Cave. Photo Courtesy of the NPS (Pam Cox)

Slaughter Canyon Cave Tour

(1) Whites…, NM

Featured Runs in Southeastern New Mexico - 4

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Favorite About halfway up to the top of the canyon - you can see the fall colors around the lower portion of the trail below.
Intermediate

The Notch Out-and-Back

9.9 mi 16.0 km • Out and Back • 1,092 ft Ascent 332.84 m Ascent

(3) Pine Sp…, TX
Favorite White Oak's Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult

Sitting Bull Falls Loop Trail

9.9 mi 15.9 km • Loop • 1,782 ft Ascent 543.24 m Ascent

(2) Whites…, NM
Favorite Natural Entrance to Carlsbad Caverns.... only 750" under ground
Easy

Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail

0.8 mi 1.3 km • Loop • 66 ft Ascent 20.08 m Ascent

(4) Whites…, NM
Favorite Namesake of the Rattlesnake Canyon Trail: crotalus atrox.
Intermediate/Difficult

Rattlesnake Canyon Loop

6.1 mi 9.9 km • Loop • 676 ft Ascent 205.99 m Ascent

(4) Whites…, NM

Trails in Southeastern New Mexico - 26

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11.0 mi 17.7 km #1McKittrick Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pine Springs, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
11.0 mi 17.7 km Pine Springs, TX 10 
6.1 mi 9.8 km #2Last Chance Canyon Trail (T.226)
Intermediate/Difficult
Whites City, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
6.1 mi 9.8 km Whites City, NM
0.4 mi 0.6 km #3Slaughter Canyon Cave Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Whites City, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
0.4 mi 0.6 km Whites City, NM
12.1 mi 19.5 km #4Tejas Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pine Springs, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
12.1 mi 19.5 km Pine Springs, TX
11.9 mi 19.1 km #5Bush Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pine Springs, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
11.9 mi 19.1 km Pine Springs, TX
4.8 mi 7.7 km #6Permian Reef Geology Trail
Intermediate
Pine Springs, TX
Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.7 km Pine Springs, TX
7.9 mi 12.6 km #7Yucca Canyon Trail T225
Intermediate
Whites City, NM
Intermediate
7.9 mi 12.6 km Whites City, NM
3.4 mi 5.5 km #8Sitting Bull Falls Trail (T.68)
Intermediate
Whites City, NM
Intermediate
3.4 mi 5.5 km Whites City, NM
3.9 mi 6.3 km #9White Oaks Trail (T.217)
Intermediate/Difficult
Whites City, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
3.9 mi 6.3 km Whites City, NM
1.6 mi 2.6 km #10CCC Trail (T.214)
Intermediate
Whites City, NM
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Whites City, NM
3.6 mi 5.8 km #11Old Guano Road Trail
Intermediate
Whites City, NM
Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.8 km Whites City, NM
0.7 mi 1.1 km #12Indian Meadow Nature Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Pine Springs, TX
Easy/Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Pine Springs, TX
2.9 mi 4.7 km #13Rattlesnake Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Whites City, NM
Intermediate
2.9 mi 4.7 km Whites City, NM
18.6 mi 29.9 km #14Guadalupe Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Whites City, NM
Intermediate
18.6 mi 29.9 km Whites City, NM
8.2 mi 13.2 km #15La Cueva Trail
Intermediate
Carlsbad, NM
Intermediate
8.2 mi 13.2 km Carlsbad, NM
5.4 mi 8.6 km #16North Slaughter Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Whites City, NM
Intermediate
5.4 mi 8.6 km Whites City, NM
3.9 mi 6.3 km #17Marcus Trail
Intermediate
Pine Springs, TX
Intermediate
3.9 mi 6.3 km Pine Springs, TX
2.1 mi 3.4 km #18Upper Rattlesnake Canyon
Easy/Intermediate
Whites City, NM
Easy/Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Whites City, NM
1.0 mi 1.6 km #19Overlook Trail (T.215)
Easy/Intermediate
Whites City, NM
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Whites City, NM
0.8 mi 1.3 km #20Cottonwood Springs Dam Trail
Easy
Whites City, NM
Easy
0.8 mi 1.3 km Whites City, NM
0.4 mi 0.7 km #21Geology Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Pine Springs, TX
Easy/Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.7 km Pine Springs, TX
0.5 mi 0.8 km #22Lincoln Trail
Easy
Capitan, NM
Easy
0.5 mi 0.8 km Capitan, NM
7.1 mi 11.4 km #23Unimproved Road
Easy
Capitan, NM
Easy
7.1 mi 11.4 km Capitan, NM
1.9 mi 3.1 km #24Unimproved Road
Easy
Capitan, NM
Easy
1.9 mi 3.1 km Capitan, NM
1.1 mi 1.7 km #25Juniper Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Whites City, NM
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.7 km Whites City, NM
1.8 mi 2.9 km #26Camp Wilderness Ridge #45
Easy/Intermediate
Pine Springs, TX
Easy/Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.9 km Pine Springs, TX

Photos of Southeastern New Mexico - 88

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The Whale: Rock formation in Carlsbad Caverns on the way to the Big Room.
Apr 3, 2018 near Whites…, NM
Last Chance Canyon
Jan 17, 2019 near Whites…, NM
Panorama of McKittrick Canyon, viewed from west of Wilderness Ridge Backcountry Camp. My new favorite spot at GUMO.
Sep 17, 2018 near Pine Sp…, TX
A texas horned lizard, camouflaged against the desert rocks, sits along the side of the trail. Be careful where you step, as lizards and snakes can be found throughout the day.
Apr 17, 2017 near Whites…, NM
Hall of White Giants.
Apr 3, 2018 near Whites…, NM
White Oak Canyon
Jan 16, 2019 near Whites…, NM
The view into McKittrick Canyon, just west of Wilderness Ridge Backcountry Camp
Sep 17, 2018 near Pine Sp…, TX
Yucca Canyon Trail in July
Jul 24, 2017 near Whites…, NM

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