Canones Creek National Recreation Trail #82

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Canones Creek National Recreation Trail, 6.2 miles long, begins at Cerro Pavo Trailhead and ends where it meets with Trail 102. This trail offers spectacular views of the Canones Canyon walls.  The canyon provides habitat for numerous types of wildlife.  Canones Creek Trail is considered to be a medium to ardous trail. Uses:  The trail is open for hiking, fishing, equestrian or other non-motorized uses.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year round.  Snow may limit accessibility to trailhead.
Reservations: No Reservations
Fees No Fee
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles can be operated in the Canyon area. 
Closest Towns: Coyote, NM
Water: no
Restroom: no
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Travel on NM 96 to FR 100.  Travel on FR 100 for 12 miles, then FR 99 for 5 miles to the Cerro Pavo Trailhead. 

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  Area/Length : 
6.2 miles

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  Elevation : 
7510 - 9940