1804 North Date Street
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Trail 114 through Holden Prong begins at it's highest elevation in a saddle on the Black Range Crest. The canyon has a northerly bearing and the trail drops at a steady, moderate grade through dense aspen and mixed conifer forests. Snow fall and summer rains on this side of the range can be heavy so the stream has a good flow with many small pools and falls along the way.
Eight miles from the mountain crest Holden Prong joins with Water Canyon to become Las Animas Creek. Private property about 3.2 miles down Las Animas Creek prevents further travel down canyon. Restricted access at this lower end of the trail and the remote access at the crest make Holden Prong and the headwaters of Las Animas Creek an isolated region with great natural beauty and solitude.
Trail 114 provides access through the beautiful and remote canyons of Holden Prong and upper Las Animas Creek.
The mountain crest is hazardous during thunder storms.
Trail 114 does not have a trail head at a road and is reached by following Trail 129 then Trail 128 to the crest of the Black Range where trails 128, 79 and 114 intersect. From the town of Hillsboro go 22.3 miles west on NM 152 and look for the 129 trail head sign on the right. From Silver City go 34 miles east on NM 152 and look for the 129 trail head sign on the left. It's about 4.8 miles from the 129 trail head to the junction with Trail 114.