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Sacramento Falls Trail, NM

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 7,820 feet
Elevation Gain 1 feet
Avg Time One Way Four Hours
Kokopelli Seeds 1
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep → Any
Seasons   Early Spring to Early Winter
Sun  6:36am - 5:00pm
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Spend your time eating!
by imike

Okay... this is an official trail! There is a large paved parking area with picnic table. The trail takes off from the parking lot, drops downhill, turns right and treks over to a less than impressive waterfall formation. There is a large meadow and a few more picnic tables. The kids of all ages can climb up and over the falls. If it is wintertime, the frozen water formations take on some interesting shapes, but most of the year this may serve best as a good place to let the dog out of the car for a bit of exercise.

The highway overlooks the falls and the meadow; fortunately there is little to no traffic this far into the forest.


If beer is included in your picnic at least you will not be too far from your car, but be forewarned: it is uphill back to the parking lot.

As much as I find this trail lacking, it probably sees more use than 95% of the other official trails in this area. Also, there should not be any ATV's traipsing through your picnic!

If you have been up hiking some of the nicer trails, go ahead and stop in to see this little wonder... then, wonder why you bothered! Okay... the real distance is .2 miles, but HAZ would not accept that as valid. Walk all the way over to the falls and back, with a few loops around the picnic table and you'll log about half that mile!

imike

    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.

    Permit $$
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    Directions
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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Cloudcroft, take 130 1.8 miles to Sunspot Hiway (6563)...turn right and follow the road past Sunspot and on to the intersection with Forest Road 90 (West Side Road). Proceed past FR 90 one half mile and turn into the paved parking area on your right.
    page created by imike on Dec 17 2012 2:50 pm
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