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A 2.8-mile trail near the Silver Campground. Beautiful sights with a little difficulty.


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2.8

Miles

4.6

KM

Point to Point

9,036' 2,754 m

High

8,683' 2,647 m

Low

394' 120 m

Up

400' 122 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

There are two trailheads: the eastern one that begins in the back of the RV paid area of the Silver Campground and the western one that begins further down along the road. There is parking available at the paid area but you should work with the hosts if your intention is just to hike. Starting on the eastern trailhead, you'll mostly work your way through the forest on a primitive road. No big views but beautiful forest scenery.

Be advised, there is some partial overgrowth so the trail might be hard to follow. Luckily, this trail also doubles as a cross-country skiing trail in the winter so there are plenty of blue diamonds either nailed to the trees or displayed on carsonite signposts. If you ever get lost, look for the diamonds to get you back on track or use the Hiking Project mobile app to help find your way.

Once on the western side of this loop trail, the way becomes less defined and the tree cover is sparse. You'll mostly be working through the valley on uneven soil. This is an easy spot to lose the trail, especially once you pass the gravel pit. Again, make sure you follow the blue diamonds; they will keep you in the right direction. Once you are in the valley, you are on the homestretch. It's a steady climb up to the western trailhead. If you parked back at the RV paid area you'll have to make your way along the road to get back.

Flora & Fauna

Sparse groups of wildflowers are scattered throughout. Evidence of elk and deer exists along the trail though none seen. Due to droppings it seems the valley on the west side might be a popular place for them to hang out.

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Andy Sanchez

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  3.8 from 6 votes

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in Cloudcroft

#12791

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in Cloudcroft

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Photos

The valley on the western side of the T124.
Jun 19, 2016 near La Luz, NM
An example of the blue diamonds that will help guide you through the trail.
Jun 19, 2016 near La Luz, NM
T124 leading up to the western trailhead.
Jun 19, 2016 near La Luz, NM
The trail continues on the other side of this road that leads to the gravel pit.
Jun 19, 2016 near La Luz, NM
The active gravel pit on the south side of T124.
Jun 19, 2016 near La Luz, NM

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Jul 6, 2024
Drew Rosecrans
Started at the overflow camp ground 3mi — 1h 06m
Jul 6, 2024
Abigail Cheney
good distance. nice variety. quarry kind of an eye sore 2.8mi — 1h 06m
Apr 30, 2022
J Henry
3.1mi — 1h 10m
Aug 8, 2021
Jimmy Prince
May 31, 2020
Brent Smith
Oct 13, 2019
Brent Smith
Sep 30, 2018
Brent Smith
Jun 23, 2018
Heidi Kaldenberg
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