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Monjeau Lookout via Crest Trail, NM

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 12.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,836 feet
Elevation Gain -746 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,549 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 24.85
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Overview
Monjeau Lookout via Crest Trail is a 12.1 mile round trip hike with 2,549 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 36 miles north-northeast of Alamogordo New Mexico. June and July are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Monjeau Lookout is a famous landmark on the Smokey Bear Ranger District built originally in 1936 and then reconstructed in 1940 as part of a Civilian Conservation Corps project. This site is a wonderful and adventurous place to visit. Roads leading up to the site are dirt and can be steep in places. Visit during the summer months as the road leading to it closes during the winter with the advent of snow. Monjeau Lookout is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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