Mills Canyon is located 57 miles northeast of Las Vegas New Mexico. May and October are the best months to enjoy this trip. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
A hidden gem out on the high plains of northeastern New Mexico! Located in the Canadian River Canyon, this spot features ruins of an old hotel operated by Melvin Mills in the late 1800's. He planted 14,000 fruit and nut trees on the fertile river floodplain and built a wagon road to haul his bounty to nearby towns and the Harvey Houses on the rail line. But a monstrous flood wiped it all out in 1904. Do some research on Mills and his mansion in Springer. Fascinating stuff. This is a spectacular remote place for sure.
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.