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Benson Canyon Trail #5005, NM

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Distance One Way 4.54 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,893 feet
Elevation Gain 1,633 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,633 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 9.98
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author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,958
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Apr
Sun  6:41am - 5:53pm
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Benson Canyon Trail #5005 is a 4.54 mile one way hike with 1,633 feet elevation gain. Located 15 miles east-southeast of Alamogordo New Mexico. May and September are the best months to enjoy this hike.

It begins at County Road 17 (Rio Penasco Rd) and ends at Forest Road 223. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Motorcycle Trail Riding, Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) less than or equal to 50 inches wide.

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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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