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Apache and Baldy Trail Loop Trail No. 175 & 176

Contact Info
Pecos, NM 87552

Phone:
505-757-6121
Basics
Location:
Forest Road 79
Length:
6 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
5 - 6 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8960 feet
Elevation Range:
8960 feet to 12160 feet
Elevation Change:
3200 feet
Usage:
Light
Season:
Year Round

Description

This is a loop trail. If starting on Trail 175, follow the ridgeline approximately a quarter mile. The trail curves to the left, dropping from the ridge to an old road. Turn left onto the old road and follow it past some junctions with other old roads until the road curves left and trail continues straight. The trail crosses another old road almost immediately and then switch back down into Apache Canyon. At the canyon bottom, turn left and follow the narrow trail up the canyon to the marked junction with Trail 176. Trail 176 first climbs steeply up to the ridgeline and then continues at a very moderate incline back to a road. Turn left on the road and walk two miles back to the junction with Trail 125. This route can be done in reverse.

Tour Companies

  • Santa Fe Area
  • Snowshoeing, Hiking
  • 505-660-0394

Outspire Hiking and Snowshoeing From alpine to desert, Outspire guides enrich your experience by giving context to your hike. So that your destination is not only what you see, but a sense of where the area fits in New Mexico's history, geology and natural world. Our hiking guides are experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated to share the joy of being outside! Day hikes and winter snowshoe outings are planned to suit your interests and fitness.

Details

Location:
Forest Road 79
Length:
6 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
5 - 6 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8960
Elevation Range:
8960 feet to 12160
Elevation Change:
3200
Usage:
Light
Season:
Year Round
Useful Map(s):
USGS: McClure Reservoir, Glorieta

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