Woodhaul Wagon Road Trail #55

Area Status: Open
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Wagon tracks along Wood Haul Wagon Ruts Trail 155

The Woodhaul Wagon Trail is part of a historic trail system close to Silver City and runs from the Fort Bayard Administrative Site to the Wagon Wheel Ruts.

The Woodhaul Wagon Ruts are a result of the tireless passing of supply wagons hauling construction and fuel wood from the high pine forests of the Pinos Altos mountain range to the Fort Bayard Military Reservation. Mule and oxen drawn wagons were used to haul the heavy loads. Over time the hard wagon wheels cut into the volcanic cap rock leaving a testament to the endurance of these early settlers. The route to the Wagon Wheel Ruts follows primitive roads that pass over land that was once part of the reservation for approximately 11 miles, and concludes on the Lockney Road (FR885A) about 1.5 miles south of the CDT/Allie Canyon/Lockney Road junction.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Santa Clara, NM
Water: No potable water. It is advisable to carry your own.
Information Center: Silver City Ranger District
Phone: (505)388-8201

General Information


Follow U.S. Highway 180 towards Santa Clara and turn onto the Fort Bayard Medical Center access road. Pass the hospital complex by taking the right fork till you get to the sign with Forest Road 536. This will take you to the Fort Bayard Administrative Site Trailhead and parking is 1/10 mile west of the junction of Forest Roads 536 and 929.




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  Area/Length : 
11 Miles