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Las Trampas Trail No. 140

Contact Info
Pecos, NM 87552

Phone:
505-757-6121
Basics
Length:
9.5 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
8 - 9 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
7960 feet
Elevation Range:
7960 feet to 10560 feet
Elevation Change:
2600 feet
Usage:
Light
Season:
Year Round

Description

Las Trampas Trail starts at the far end of Mora Campground, following the Rio Mora to the junction with Bear Creek. There are numerous stream crossings which may be knee to hip deep or higher during run-off or after heavy rains. Cattle and fishermen have made trails on both sides of the river. Before the junction with Bear Creek, there is one obvious trail on the south bank of the river that goes through a gate and crosses Bear Creek. A very steep rocky trail climbs out of the canyon between Bear Creek and the Rio Mora. After climbing the brushy slope, the trail continues uphill through a forested area. The wilderness boundary is marked on this section of trail. Old trail junctions can be seen on the north side of the trail. The junction with Trail 241 is found in a large open meadow, the Valle Medio. After the junction, the trail continues northeast paralleling Bear Creek and then turns more sharply north climbing a short slope to the junction with Valle Largo Trail 248. The point in a grassy area, at which the trail turns north is easy to miss. From this junction the trail continues through dense forest, crosses another large meadow, and descends to the Rio Mora. The last section of trail, which goes up the Rio Mora to the junction with Rociada Trail 250, can be obscure.

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:
9.5 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
8 - 9 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
7960
Elevation Range:
7960 feet to 10560
Elevation Change:
2600
Usage:
Light
Season:
Year Round
Useful Map(s):
USGS: Elk Mountain, Cowles
Additional Details:

This trail is in the Pecos Wilderness with the exception of the portion from Mora Campground to the first ridge top. Motorized equipment and mechanized transportation, including mountain bikes, hunter carts, and chainsaws are prohibited.

This trail does not recieve annual maintenance.

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