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Lower Water Canyon Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.1 mile 3.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 121' 37 m
Descent: -213' -65 m
High: 6,402' 1,951 m
Low: 6,238' 1,901 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Greg Weiss

A little more challenging than most in this network of trails.

Greg Weiss

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Trailhead is at Gate 5 on NM4. There are a few parking spots at this location.

Description

The western portion is easy and mildly downhill. The eastern portion is more difficult as it climbs out of Water Canyon, over Ruin Mesa, and down into Potrillo Canyon through basalt, tuff, and loose gravel.

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