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SST

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A rather rugged and tough trail.


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6.0

Miles

9.7

KM

90%

Runnable

4,744' 1,446 m

High

4,098' 1,249 m

Low

1,187' 362 m

Up

701' 214 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

SST is a New Mexico classic: chunky rocks, tight switchbacks, rugged, and tough. If you are looking for an easy, smooth trail, the west side of the river is not for you; try Dona Ana Trail instead.

There is a small parking area a short way up the arroyo from the road. This will generally be accessible by street cars depending on the condition of the arroyo. There is a larger staging area further up but this may require high-clearance or 4X4.

Head up the road; there are a couple of possible routes to reach the point where singletrack begins. The singletrack contours along the canyon then briefly joins a road before dropping down into the main drainage. Once you hit the arroyo, follow it west for about 750 feet watching for the trail on your right. Once you see this, turn back to the northeast and follow the trail as it gradually rises through exceptional switchbacks.

Use the Trail Run Project mobile app for way-finding if you get confused at trail junctions.

SST is developing some heavily eroded sections.

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John Geronimo

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Photos

Looking up the main drainage that the SST Trail follows.
Sep 8, 2017 near Doña Ana, NM
View of the Robledo Mountains
Apr 4, 2018 near Doña Ana, NM
Heading down the arroyo, note the old juniper trees.
Apr 4, 2018 near Doña Ana, NM
View of the arroyo and Robledo mountains
Apr 4, 2018 near Doña Ana, NM
Permian Tracks
Apr 4, 2018 near Doña Ana, NM
Section of bedrock pavement.
Sep 8, 2017 near Doña Ana, NM

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