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blueBlack Kraft Mountain Loop

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Trail

3.3 mile 5.3 kilometer loop
88% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 587' 179 m
Descent: -586' -179 m
High: 4,263' 1,299 m
Low: 3,683' 1,123 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Rick Anthony

A great trail with amazing rock formations and plenty of wildlife.

Rick Anthony

Features Birding · Cave · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Areas of soft sand and some scrambling in a few areas make this a challenging but possible trail run.

Description

From the trailhead in Calico Basin, there is a well-marked route that takes you around Kraft Mountain in the La Madre Wilderness. There are some spots where you need to use your arms to lift your body around large boulders. The trail is easy to follow for the most part. Big horn sheep are commonly seen in the early mornings and evenings on the back side of Kraft Mountain. There are lots of areas to boulder if you're looking to do a bit of rock climbing.

Flora & Fauna

Several different wildflowers. I also came across a herd of big horn sheep, lots of birds, and seeing a desert tortoise is common.

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Check-Ins

Jan 29, 2018
Jason Wheat
Beautiful peppermint rocks in the canyon 3.3mi
Dec 30, 2017
Joseph Schultz
Dec 14, 2017
Steve Homner
3.3mi
Apr 26, 2017
Jorge Castro
fun
Apr 20, 2017
Steve Homner
3.8mi
Nov 4, 2016
Steve Homner

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 35 votes

#1

in Calico Basin

#29

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  4.5 from 35 votes
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#1

in Calico Basin

#2

in Nevada

#29

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