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Benson Canyon Spur Trail #5005A, NM

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Distance One Way 0.82 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,952 feet
Elevation Gain 172 feet
Accumulated Gain 172 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.39
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Apr, Mar, Oct, Nov
Sun  5:22am - 6:40pm
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Benson Canyon Spur Trail #5005A is a 0.82 mile one way hike with 172 feet elevation gain. Located 12 miles east-southeast of Alamogordo New Mexico. April and March are the best months to enjoy this hike.


It begins at the Benson Canyon trail (T5005) and ends at the Benson Ridge / Bluff Springs trail (T5006). The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) less than or equal to 50 inches wide.


One of our many historic railroad grades now converted into a USFS trail. Either all or most of this trail follows the old steam engine route.

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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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