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Pipeline Road - Alamogordo, NM

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance One Way 7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,613 feet
Elevation Gain 200 feet
Accumulated Gain 220 feet
Avg Time One Way 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 7.73
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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Beeman Ridge
25  2014-08-06 imike
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Winter Peak
5  2014-02-05
Wednesday Looping
37  2014-02-03
Monday Marble Madness
34  2014-01-06
Monday Marble Madness
32  2014-01-04
Ortega Canyon South
33  2013-12-30
Monday Marble Exploratory
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Author imike
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Location Cloudcroft, NM
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It's a Handy Connection...
by imike

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All of the great hikes in the Alamogordo area orient from the east side of town.

Folks tend to drive over and park at four or five key intersections that allow for easy access to the trails and routes.

Connecting all of those points: Pipeline Road.

This broken route is the path left from the excavation of the trench for the city's main waterline to all of the water tanks positioned above the town. It begins on the far south at the Alamo Canyon Trailhead (T104)... running from Alamo Canyon Road north along the base of the foothills.

At times it is an obvious wide roadbed...

At times it seems to disappear...

For most of the distance it is on National Forest land...

It is just an alley behind a housing development for some of the miles...

Towards its far north end it is buried under a road (Scenic Drive)... but that makes for very easy walking; there's a sidewalk!

It's final stretch can be found running north starting behind the Community Church on Scenic Drive...

It terminates at the Water tank near Beeman Canyon.

Starting on the south end it provides access (to name just a few) to Prominent Point, Dome Rock, Quiet Canyon, Goat Springs Trail, Marble Canyon, "A" Trail, Terri's Cut, Ortega Canyons, Lost Trail Canyons, Mineral Springs Canyons, Indian Wells, The Garden Wall, Beeman Canyons... and if you add in a bit of old roadbed on the north, it carries you all the way around to Dry Canyon.

Typical interim connections: Foothills Mountain Park, 10th Street Firestation, Thunder Road, Indian Wells at Scenic Drive, The Community Church on Scenic...

The entire length makes for a nice in town mountain bike route...

If you like to add some extra miles on to any of the local hikes, enjoy the easy walking Pipeline Road!

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2013-12-24 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.

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    Access this route at any point along the eastern edge of Alamogordo... it runs the entire length of the city. Foothills Park at the east end of 1st Street... the Firestation at the east end of 10th street... Thunder Road at the city water tank... intersection of Scenic and Indian Wells Road... or behind the Community Church on Scenic.
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