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A moderate work out through the forest that can be done in either direction.


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2.6

Miles

4.1

KM

Point to Point

9,061' 2,762 m

High

8,521' 2,597 m

Low

567' 173 m

Up

514' 157 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

Need to Know

Satellite view shows what looks like a restroom but it is not. There is no restroom. There is parking for about 12 cars in the dirt lot.

Description

This trail can be done clockwise or counterclockwise. We chose clockwise to keep the steepest section for the downhill leg. The trail begins with a few switchbacks as you start to climb in elevation. The terrain is fine powder dirt with some tree limbs along the way. There is a fair amount of shade along the trail which made it nice on a hot day. About a half mile in there was an intersection with signs that pointed to the short loop and the long loop.

The 3 mile loop is the long route. It was a steady climb with some up and down in elevation. There was nothing tricky about the trail, it was easy to navigate. Once near the top, there was a bench with a view overlooking the golf course. Nothing spectacular but a nice spot to rest. A little further along there were two picnic tables. We thought the bench marked the top and we would then begin the descent but there is a little further to go before you each the peak. On the way back down there were a few steep sections where our sticks come in handy.

Flora & Fauna

The trail was not buggy, and although we were on the lookout for eagles all we saw were some Stellar Jays and Ravens.

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#159

in New Mexico

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View from the bench.
Jun 25, 2020 near Angel Fire, NM

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