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1,105 mi 1,779 km of trail 13 Runs

Gems 6 Gems Easy Trails 47 Trails Intermediate Trails 122 Trails Hard Trails 39 Trails
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Gems in Southwestern New Mexico - 6

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gem Favorite Van Patten's Dripping Springs Resort was originally built in the 1870's.

Van Patten's Dripping Springs Resort Ruins

(3) White S…, NM
gem Favorite While in a designated wilderness area, Pena Blanca is still accessed by vehicles on a jeep road.

Pena Blanca

(3) Mesquite, NM
gem Favorite Quarai, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, NM.

Qaurai Mission Pueblo

(3) Estancia, NM
gem Favorite Mexican Canyon Railroad Trestle is both beautiful and a feat of engineering.

Mexican Canyon Trestle

(2) La Luz, NM
gem Favorite This is all that's left of the old cabin on the Dog Canyon Trail...

Old Cabin

(2) Boles A…, NM
gem Favorite Some of the La Cueva Rocks

La Cueva

(4) White S…, NM

Runs in Southwestern New Mexico - 13

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Favorite White Sands National Monument, United States - Hike To The Horizon
Intermediate

Alkali Flat Trail

5.0 mi 8.0 km • Loop • 95 ft Ascent 29.03 m Ascent

(20) Holloma…, NM
Favorite Mineral Creek gouging out a route for itself.
Difficult

Mineral Creek Trail to Cooney Mine Camp

3.1 mi 5.0 km • Out and Back • 439 ft Ascent 133.84 m Ascent

(2) Reserve, NM
Favorite Almost there.
Intermediate

Mount Cristo Rey

4.6 mi 7.4 km • Out and Back • 630 ft Ascent 191.94 m Ascent

(6) Sunland…, NM
Favorite The petroglyph that this trail is named after.
Intermediate

Dragonfly Loop Trail #720

3.6 mi 5.7 km • Loop • 201 ft Ascent 61.12 m Ascent

(2) Arenas…, NM
Favorite Incredible view down into White Sands National Monument!
Difficult

Rim Trail Out-and-Back

23.2 mi 37.3 km • Out and Back • 3,088 ft Ascent 941.21 m Ascent

(3) La Luz, NM
Favorite A view of the elevated section of the rebuilt Catwalk trail.
Intermediate

Catwalk National Recreation Trail

6.0 mi 9.6 km • Out and Back • 1,115 ft Ascent 339.71 m Ascent

(4) Reserve, NM
Favorite Crossing the Arroyo. Looking NW.
Difficult

Alamo Canyon Loop

6.3 mi 10.1 km • Loop • 1,246 ft Ascent 379.74 m Ascent

(9) Alamogordo, NM
Favorite The lookout at the top--still staffed in fire season.
Difficult

Little Cherry Creek to Signal Peak via CDT

16.2 mi 26.1 km • Loop • 3,200 ft Ascent 975.24 m Ascent

(1) Arenas…, NM

Trails in Southwestern New Mexico - 195

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4.2 mi 6.7 km #1Pine Tree Trail
Intermediate
White Sands, NM
Intermediate
4.2 mi 6.7 km White Sands, NM 22 
2.1 mi 3.3 km #2Organ Needle Trail
Very Difficult
Las Cruces, NM
Very Difficult
2.1 mi 3.3 km Las Cruces, NM
1.5 mi 2.4 km #3San Francisco Hot Springs
Intermediate
Reserve, NM
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Reserve, NM
6.1 mi 9.8 km #4Three Rivers Trail (#44)
Intermediate
Carrizozo, NM
Intermediate
6.1 mi 9.8 km Carrizozo, NM
11.8 mi 19.0 km #5Woodhaul Wagon Road Trail #55
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Intermediate
11.8 mi 19.0 km Santa Clara, NM
16.0 mi 25.7 km #6Black Range Crest Trail #79
Difficult
Faywood, NM
Difficult
16.0 mi 25.7 km Faywood, NM
2.2 mi 3.6 km #7Dragonfly Trail
Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.6 km Arenas Valley, NM
8.6 mi 13.8 km #8Tadpole Ridge Trail #232
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
Difficult
8.6 mi 13.8 km Arenas Valley, NM
2.0 mi 3.3 km #9Big Tree Trail #755
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.3 km Santa Clara, NM
2.7 mi 4.4 km #10Deadman Canyon Trail
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
2.7 mi 4.4 km Silver City, NM
5.4 mi 8.7 km #11Snow Creek Trail #233 ("Forest Trail")
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
5.4 mi 8.7 km Silver City, NM
2.2 mi 3.6 km #12Turtle Mountain Trail
Very Difficult
Truth or Consequences, NM
Very Difficult
2.2 mi 3.6 km Truth or Consequences, NM
8.0 mi 12.9 km #13FR 4080T: Mimbres River (Main Fork)
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Intermediate
8.0 mi 12.9 km Santa Clara, NM
2.0 mi 3.3 km #14Twin Sisters Creek Trail
Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.3 km Arenas Valley, NM
6.2 mi 9.9 km #15Proposed CDT: Doug's Gate to LS Mesa
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
6.2 mi 9.9 km Silver City, NM
0.2 mi 0.3 km #16Schofield/Taylor Canyon #5007D
Intermediate
Alamogordo, NM
Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.3 km Alamogordo, NM
2.8 mi 4.5 km #17Skates Canyon #964
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Intermediate
2.8 mi 4.5 km Santa Clara, NM
1.5 mi 2.5 km #18Pinon Loop Trail
Intermediate
Silver City, NM
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.5 km Silver City, NM
6.7 mi 10.7 km #19CDT: Burro Norte (Doug's Trail)
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
6.7 mi 10.7 km Silver City, NM
6.7 mi 10.8 km #20Sawmill Wagon Road Trail #243
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
Difficult
6.7 mi 10.8 km Arenas Valley, NM

Photos of Southwestern New Mexico - 456

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Rainbow over White Sands
Apr 3, 2020 near Holloma…, NM
White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
Apr 3, 2020 near Holloma…, NM
Sunset at White Sands
Apr 3, 2020 near Holloma…, NM
White Sands National Monument, United States - Hike To The Horizon
Apr 3, 2020 near Holloma…, NM
Pine Tree Trail
Dec 10, 2017 near White S…, NM
A view from Organ Needle of Dripping Springs Natural Area with Las Cruces in the background, upper right
Nov 9, 2017 near White S…, NM
Looking west sky before the sunrise.
Nov 29, 2017 near Holloma…, NM
Mexican Canyon Railroad Trestle is both beautiful and a feat of engineering.
Feb 2, 2017 near La Luz, NM

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