Maes Canyon Trail #5
ElevationAscent: 1,313' 400 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 9,335' 2,845 m
Low: 8,022' 2,445 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A rough climb into the trees.”— John Geronimo
This is an old pack trail that follows the Canon Tio Maes, this trail has basically two sections. The lower 0.7 miles are steep and chunky. The upper section flattens out and much of it becomes a sandy trail.
This is a common pattern for the area: rugged down low and then mild terrain and old logging roads up high. There are three seasonal creek crossings along the way. The trail ends after a meadow where it intersects Ojito Maes Trail #182.
The area is open from late spring through fall.
Land Manager: USFS - Carson National Forest
May 12, 2019: Closure of Fawn Lakes Due to High River Level