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Indian Wells Canyon Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
81% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 721' 220 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 5,428' 1,655 m
Low: 4,707' 1,435 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Eric Borer

Ascend on rocky terrain or link-up with the Mineral Springs Trail for a tour of the foothills.

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Runner Notes

Make sure you know the access point and your plans for descent or link-up as the trail is not marked.

Description

This is not a marked trail but a moderate ascent/descent from town up into the foothills. It is usually linked with the more interesting Mineral Springs Trail (T5597).

Starting from the bottom access point, you'll climb on moderate rocky terrain until you hit the steeper climbs as you approach the top of the trail. The steep sections include some limestone slab that is pretty cool.

The link up to the Mineral Springs Trail is on the left at the top of the trail. It is not marked.

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in Alamogordo

#31873

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#8

in Alamogordo

#511

in New Mexico

#31,873

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View of the Sacramento Mountains
Jun 9, 2018 near Alamogordo, NM

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