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Rinconada Loop Trail

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5.7 mile 9.2 kilometer loop
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Elevation

Ascent: 290' 89 m
Descent: -287' -87 m
High: 7,584' 2,312 m
Low: 7,451' 2,271 m

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Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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A well maintained gravel trail that connects the camping areas and the Visitor Center.

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Family Friendly This provides an unchallenging loop to explore the area, especially if camping nearby.

Access to the Río Grande del Norte National Monument is $3/day per vehicle.

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This 5.5-mile casual loop connects the several campgrounds with the Visitor Center. The gravel path is about five feet wide. Minimal elevation changes and a smooth tread make this easy in either direction.

From the visitor center, the loop provides access to the Pescado Trail. As it works around, it accesses several hiking-only trails that drop down into the gorge (some with petroglyphs at the bottom).

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