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Bailey Canyon Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (5)

One of the more scenic interior trails in the Cloudcroft area with aspens to open meadows.


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1.8

Miles

3.0

KM

95%

Runnable

8,708' 2,654 m

High

8,180' 2,493 m

Low

528' 161 m

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Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

For a run this trail can be linked to FR 568 which will return you back to the area of the TH. FR 568 is about 3 miles.

Continuing into the meadow at the top of the trail may or may not be prohibited. Possibly private land

Description

This trail ascends through pine and aspen forest before opening up into a series of clearings or meadows. Because this trail is common for horseback riding, the trail is narrow and scooped for a large portion, especially entering the meadows.

The trail terminates at FR 568 near a much larger clearing. This is a favorite of hikers, bikers, runners, and horseback riders as well in the busier seasons (usually May-Sept). Yield appropriately.

Flora & Fauna

Mule deer, elk, coyote, and black bear.

Contacts

Shared By:

Eric Borer

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 5 votes

#7

in Cloudcroft

#11952

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Trail Rankings

#7

in Cloudcroft

#198

in New Mexico

#11,952

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Bailey Canyon Trail
Aug 11, 2019 near La Luz, NM
Bailey Canyon Trail
Aug 11, 2019 near La Luz, NM
Hiking up  the trail.
Sep 7, 2019 near La Luz, NM
Beginning of trail.
Sep 7, 2019 near La Luz, NM

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Jun 23, 2020
Kyle Minshew
This is a nice quiet trail to do to get the legs and lungs adjusted to higher elevations. A go to trail on weekends when all the Texans are in town. 3.6mi