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Baylor Pass Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (10)

A chunky, scenic singletrack.


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Map Key

5.4

Miles

8.6

KM

Point to Point

6,364' 1,940 m

High

4,902' 1,494 m

Low

1,516' 462 m

Up

750' 229 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Baylor Canyon Trail may start along a gradual grade, but the steady climb ahead and copious rocks scattered through the area prevent this from being an easy trail. Above the first switchback there are a series of shelves where the tread is granite sand (grus). Continuing on, conditions can be pretty chunky in spots and there are many rough water bars too. Just past the half-way mark, the singletrack travels through a saddle and begins the descent to Aguirre Spring Campground.

The trail can be traveled in either direction, but keep in mind that with a 1,500-foot ascent that weather conditions may be very different at the pass. Be prepared.

Flora & Fauna

This trail has an abundance of plants. Alligator Junipers, pines. sotols, cacti , oaks and the endemic Organ Mountains evening primrose. Many species of birds.

Contacts

Shared By:

John Geronimo with improvements by Jean-Claude Linossi

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 10 votes

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  4.2 from 10 votes
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#105

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#7,193

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Photos

View of the Organ Mountains from Baylor Pass Trail
Mar 11, 2018 near White S…, NM
View of San Augustin Peak
Mar 1, 2020 near White S…, NM
View of  Baylor Peak
Mar 1, 2020 near White S…, NM
View of Sugarloaf
Mar 1, 2020 near White S…, NM
Starting up the trail from the west side off Baylor Canyon Rd
Mar 13, 2018 near White S…, NM

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Jan 23, 2021
Christine Hudson
Mar 16, 2020
Emily Tschaepe
Dec 29, 2019
Luis Lara
Jan 10, 2019
Danny Gonzalez
5.4mi
May 13, 2018
Danny Gonzalez
Feb 24, 2018
Brian Philip
Aug 16, 2017
Jean-Claude Linossi
I have hiked this trail more than once, starting on the east side and on the west side. Very nice trail with good views and wildflowers. 4mi — 2h 30m
Mar 7, 2017
Rachel Jagielski