Tortolita Canyon - Member Hike

Hike Name: Tortolita Canyon
Country: United States
State: New Mexico
Nearby Town: Nogal
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: Take County 015 South from Nogal. Approximately 5 miles down, the trailhead will be on the North (right) side.
Total Hike Distance: 13.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Tortolita Trailhead
Trails Used: 59
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Springs
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Lincoln National Forest
1101 New York Ave.
Alamogordo, New Mexico
(505) 434-7200
Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs, Horses
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: This is a great hike, beginning at about 6,500 feet and taking you to over 9,000. The trails are well defined, although trail pressure is almost nonexistent. Country is mostly tall pines, although at the beginning of the hike there is heavy Juniper and Pinon. Several mining remmnants will be encountered along the way, along with Elk, deer, turkey, and possible mountain lions nad bears. Water is available ONLY at the springs, so don't cut yourself short.



10,450 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Tortolita Canyon - July 23, 2006 Trip Report July 23, 2006 2 stars 2 days, 12 hours Oshow


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