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Indian Wells Canyon Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 721' 220 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 5,428' 1,655 m
Low: 4,707' 1,435 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Eric Borer

Ascend on rocky terrain or link-up with the Mineral Springs Trail for a tour of the foothills.

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Description

This is not a marked trail but a moderate ascent/descent from town up into the foothills. It is usually linked with the more interesting Mineral Springs Trail (T5597).

Starting from the bottom access point, you'll climb on moderate rocky terrain until you hit the steeper climbs as you approach the top of the trail. The steep sections include some limestone slab that is pretty cool.

The link up to the Mineral Springs Trail is on the left at the top of the trail. It is not marked.

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Apr 3, 2019
Bianca McParlane
Apr 2, 2019
Bianca McParlane
Mar 31, 2019
Bianca McParlane
Jan 21, 2019
Kris Bieda
Great for trail running. 1.5mi
Jan 19, 2019
Krista Ihle
1.5mi
Jun 9, 2018
Jean-Claude Linossi
Not very scenic and very rocky. Only hiked part of the trail. 1.1mi — 30h 00m

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  2.5 from 2 votes

#8

in Alamogordo

#32568

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#8

in Alamogordo

#516

in New Mexico

#32,568

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View of the Sacramento Mountains
Jun 9, 2018 near Alamogordo, NM

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