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Petroglyph Trail

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Trail

2.0 mile 3.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 90' 27 m
Descent: -91' -28 m
High: 6,490' 1,978 m
Low: 6,409' 1,953 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by Christopher Bare

A short, scenic, technical loop around the petroglyph site.

Christopher Bare

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Description

This trail is essentially the westernmost trail in the Fort Stanton network that is near the Rio Bonito River. A trailhead and small parking area is located at the western end of the Rio Bonito Trail and the bottom of the Bonito Access Road.

Follow the trail markers in any direction. The petroglyph site is near the parking area, located just across the river near a tree with a long rope attached to it, presumably for swinging out over the river. The upper portion of the trail (northern aspect) along the ridge line is much more rocky and technical, so use caution when riding through this portion of the loop.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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  2.5 from 2 votes

#8

in Fort Stanton

#26350

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#8

in Fort Stanton

#728

in New Mexico

#26,350

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Petroglyph site next to the Rio Bonito River.
Apr 2, 2018 near Capitan, NM

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