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Switchback Trail #5004, NM

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Distance One Way 2.98 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,910 feet
Elevation Gain 288 feet
Accumulated Gain 383 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 4.26
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14  2019-05-22
Cloud Climbing Trestle Loop
markthurman53
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author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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The Switchback trail (named for the railroad switchback this trail now follows) is 3.2 miles long. It begins at the Old Cloudcroft Highway trail (T5002) and ends at Bailey Canyon (Forest Road 206). Access to this trail can easily be found at Bailey Canyon, about 1 mile north of Cloudcroft along US82. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking.

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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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