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Cookes Peak from 4WD TH is a 5 mile round trip hike with 2,586 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 20 miles north of Deming New Mexico. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle and a competent driver is recommended to access the trailhead. April and October are the best months to enjoy this hike.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.
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.