Hiking Project Logo

greenBlue Upper Rattlesnake Canyon

Trail

2.1 mile 3.4 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 515' 157 m
Descent: -24' -7 m
High: 4,633' 1,412 m
Low: 4,118' 1,255 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Zander Göpfert

Explore the northern section of Rattlesnake Canyon before climbing out toward the Guadalupe Ridge Trail.

Zander Göpfert

Features -none-

Backcountry camping is allowed by permit west of the Rattlesnake Canyon Trailhead and south of the Guadalupe Ridge Trail to the boundary of the park.

Description

For folks looking for a loop hike, head down Rattlesnake Canyon Trail and turn right at the wash to head up the northern stretch of Rattlesnake Canyon on this trail. The trail will wind along the canyon floor wash.

After 1.35 miles, the trail heads up the nose of one of the canyon bluffs for a steep climb back to the desert floor. From here, the trail continues north and east to merge with the Guadalupe Ridge Trail, which can be taken east for just under two miles back to Desert Loop Road.

Turn right (west) on the road, and head back 1.2 miles to the Rattlesnake Canyon parking area.

Hiked this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Photos, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Flora & Fauna

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#20060

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#314

in New Mexico

#20,060

Overall
4 Views Last Month
166 Since Mar 16, 2018
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking