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Soledad Canyon Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
84% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 558' 170 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,171' 1,881 m
Low: 5,613' 1,711 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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A popular path with great views and access to the Organ Mountains.

Tristan Smith

Features Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Day use area that is closed after sunset.

Description

The trail begins immediately out of the parking area, passing a couple designated picnic areas before forking with the Bar Canyon Trail. Staying left at the fork, the trail winds its way gradually uphill through the meadow directly in front of Baldy Peak for a little over a mile. The official trail is maintained by the BLM and is well marked (though there are numerous social paths that criss-cross the canyon). This trail will pass many remnants of the ranch that once occupied the land at the turn of the last century before the canyon narrows and the path ends at the waterfall.

Flora & Fauna

There are a couple herds of mule deer that frequent the canyon and can typically be spotted grazing.

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Apr 20, 2019
mi ke
The entire Bar Canyon Trail can be done for a 3 mile loop instead of just out and back on the main spur. 3.2mi — 0h 55m

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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#168

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Soledad Canyon looking up
Oct 10, 2018 near White S…, NM
Entering the waterfall area.
Feb 17, 2019 near White S…, NM
Getting near the end of the canyon.
Feb 17, 2019 near White S…, NM
Half way up the trail.
Feb 17, 2019 near White S…, NM
Beginning of trail
Feb 17, 2019 near Univers…, NM
Hut ruins
Dec 16, 2018 near White S…, NM

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