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Strawberry Canyon Trail

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A well manintained old CCC trail from the 30's that is a hoot for beginners or experts alike.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Singletrack

8,126' 2,477 m

High

7,799' 2,377 m

Low

370' 113 m

Up

43' 13 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

System is closed from mid-December through mid-April due to snowfall and Spring runoff conditions.

Description

Originally built in the 1930's by Civilian Conservation Corps crews, this classic old trail is still in use and has been well maintained over the last 75 years. It starts at the McGaffey Campground Trailhead, runs along the back of the Campground, crosses a small footbridge, and then winds up to the historic McGaffey Fire Lookout Tower.

This is a wide smooth multi-use trail with a gentle switch backing climb up to the top of the ridge. Beginners will appreciate the confidence building climb to the top and the exhilarating swoop back down again. Intersects the Tampico Trail at 1.6 mi.

Contacts

Shared By:

Bill Siebersma

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Approaching the intersection with the Strawberry Canyon trail.
Nov 1, 2015 near Fort Wi…, NM
Looking up Strawberry Canyon, an oasis in the high desert pines
Nov 1, 2015 near Fort Wi…, NM

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