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Hamilton Mesa Trail No. 149 - Part 2

Contact Info
Pecos, NM 87552

Phone:
505-757-6121
Basics
Length:
3 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1.5 - 2.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8400 feet
Elevation Range:
8400 feet to 9350 feet
Elevation Change:
950 feet
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Year Round

Description

Starting from Jack's Creek, this trail leaves from the southermost campsite in the equestrian camping area. Crossing the meadow it briefly enters forest and then emerges on the dry south facing slope of Round Mountain above the Pecos River.

The trail continues upriver for almost a mile, gradually descending to a sturdy bridge. Cross the river and start the long climb up the switchbacks to Iron Gate. The trail climbs approximately 1,000 feet to Iron Gate.

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

Length:
3 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1.5 - 2.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8400
Elevation Range:
8400 feet to 9350
Elevation Change:
950
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Year Round
Useful Map(s):
USGS: Cowles
Additional Details:

This trail is in the Pecos Wilderness. Motorized equipment and mechanized transportation, including mountain bikes, hunter carts, and chainsaws are prohibited.

This trail can be combined with Monte Vista Trail 262 and Valle Largo Trail 248 to make a loop around the Iron Gate area with views into the canyons of the Rio Mora, before returning to Jack''s Creek.

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