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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Fillmore Canyon / Modoc Mine, NM

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 2.15 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,392 feet
Elevation Gain 435 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour+
Kokopelli Seeds 4.33
Interest Historic, Perennial Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
Dogs not allowed
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Photos Viewed All Mine Following
3  2013-04-19
Dripping Springs Natural Area
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27  2012-10-27
Organ Needle 9012
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34  2012-10-27
Organ Needle 9012
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30  2012-10-14
Organ Peak Observatory
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6  2010-09-03 rwstorm
18  2010-04-18 DanaLee67
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov
Sun  6:38am - 5:05pm
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Organ Needle 9012
Organ Needle 9012
0.0 mi away
7.4 mi
4,335 ft
Ice Canyon
0.2 mi away
3.0 mi
500 ft
Organ Peak via Fillmore Canyon
Organ Peak via Fillmore Canyon
0.3 mi away
5.0 mi
3,990 ft
Dripping Springs Natural Area
Dripping Springs Natural Area
0.3 mi away
Yellow Rocks
Yellow Rocks
0.4 mi away
2.0 mi
1,140 ft
Rabbit Ears Plateau
Rabbit Ears Plateau
2.3 mi away
6.0 mi
3,117 ft
South Rabbit Ear Peak
South Rabbit Ear Peak
2.3 mi away
6.0 mi
3,237 ft
Aguirre Springs - Pine Tree Trail Loop
3.2 mi away
4.4 mi
1,135 ft
Baylor Pass
Baylor Pass
3.4 mi away
6.1 mi
880 ft
Baylor Peak
Baylor Peak
4.0 mi away
7.5 mi
2,875 ft
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Likely In-Season!
After paying the entrance fee either at the Visitor's Center or at the drop box, you will park at the La Cueva Picnic Area. The trailhead is marked well with a map posted. At about .15 miles you reach a fork in the trail. Take the left fork. At about .75 miles you will meet the junction of the Fillmore Canyon Trail and will go through a walk through gate to the left. There is an informational sign at the gate that shows a picture of a mine and buildings that were there in 1920. Follow this to the waterfall at about 1.1 miles! You will return the same direction unless you want to take the Crawfor trail from the last juntion and head over to the visitor's center for a longer hike!

The trail is family friendly but not to the extent of strollers! No pets are allowed!

There are restrooms at the trailhead but no running water! The visitor's center does have restrooms with running water. There are picnic ramadas also.

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

DanaLee67
    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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    From the junction of I-10 and I-25, follow I-25 North one mile to Exit 1, University Ave exit. Turn right (East) towards the Organ Mountains. University will turn into Dripping Springs Rd. Follow Dripping Springs Rd east for about 5 miles until the pavement ends. Continue an additional 2.5 miles to the junction of Baylor Canyon Rd and Dripping Springs Rd. Just a little further ahead on Drippings Springs Rd you find the paved entrance to Drippings Springs Natural Area.
    page created by DanaLee67 on Apr 19 2010 10:55 am
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