Elliott Barker Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Photo of Hikers

In the summer months the trail is popular for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.  The trail is open to snowmobiles, cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

Summer and fall for hiking, mountain biking and horseback and winter and early spring for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

 

At a Glance

Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: For more information contact:  Camino Real Ranger District.

General Information

Directions:

From Taos – Follow US Highway 64 approximately 19 miles east over Palo Flechado Pass.  The trailhead is on the right at the bottom of the hill as you exit the final horseshoe turn.  Parking is available at the trailhead.  Enter through the gate, the trail follows an old jeep road for the first ¼ mile.  At 0.6 miles, there is a fork to the left that loops back to the trailhead.  Elliot Barker continues to Apache Pass through a variety of terrain, passing Forest Roads 70, 70A and 70B.  The trail continues to the south, eventually tying into the South Boundary Trail #164, but may be difficult to follow. 

 


General Notes:

Attractions and Consideration:

Elliot Barker Trail affords excellent views of the Moreno Valley, Eagle Nest Lake and Wheeler Peak Wilderness.

Recommended Season:

Summer and fall for hiking, mountain biking and horseback and winter and early spring for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

Map of Elliott Barker Trail #1 (pdf file)


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
4.1 miles

  Elevation : 
8,500 feet - 9,300 feet