ElevationAscent: 438' 134 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 4,696' 1,431 m
Low: 4,258' 1,298 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“A rough, widetrack climbing into a back valley of the Caballo Mountains.”— John Geronimo
To reach the trailhead, head east from the traffic light (there is only one) in Truth or Consequences on NM51, hang a right just after the Rio Grande bridge, and go back along the river on Turtleback Ave.
The trail starts up the canyon, then hangs a sharp right and swings up along a deeply eroded old mining road. Most of the trail is in fact old road, but it is heavy eroded and nearly singletrack.
Heading up the flank of the ridge, hikers and others have built an extremely tight series of switchbacks: real singletrack.
The trail slips through the gap and descends to the dry watercourse: go straight across the arroyo. The trail then turns south into the back valley. Passing a old mining area, the trail joins the arroyo and becomes mostly hike-a-bike. I ran out of daylight but apparently it does connect to rideable trail further to the south.
Note there are good camping spots along the Rio Grande south of Williamsburg, between NM187 and the river.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Land Manager: BLM New Mexico - Socorro Field Office