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Baylor Pass Trail

Intermediate

Trail

5.4 mile 8.6 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,516' 462 m
Descent: -750' -229 m
High: 6,364' 1,940 m
Low: 4,902' 1,494 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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A chunky, scenic singletrack.

John Geronimo

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Baylor Canyon Trail may start along a gradual grade, but the steady climb ahead and copious rocks scattered through the area prevent this from being an easy trail. Above the first switchback there are a series of shelves where the tread is granite sand (grus). Continuing on, conditions can be pretty chunky in spots and there are many rough water bars too. Just past the half-way mark, the singletrack travels through a saddle and begins the descent to Aguirre Spring Campground.

The trail can be traveled in either direction, but keep in mind that with a 1,500-foot ascent that weather conditions may be very different at the pass. Be prepared.

Flora & Fauna

This trail has an abundance of plants. Alligator Junipers, pines. sotols, cacti , oaks and the endemic Organ Mountains evening primrose. Many species of birds.

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Jun 23, 2018
Bryan Bost
Well maintained trail. Moderate to difficult. Great trail. 6.2mi — 1h 22m
Mar 3, 2018
Bryan Bost
Ran up to pass and back. Excellent trail. Has level areas to be able to make up time. 6.8mi — 1h 18m
Dec 23, 2017
Jason Wheat
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  4.2 from 10 votes

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View of the Organ Mountains from Baylor Pass Trail
Mar 11, 2018 near White S…, NM
Starting up the trail from the west side off Baylor Canyon Rd
Mar 13, 2018 near White S…, NM

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