Blackwater Hole-Trail 381

Coronado National Forest, New Mexico

Distance2.2mi
Elevation Gain572ft
Trailhead Elevation5,493ft
Top5,762ft
Elevation Min/Max5478/5762ft
Elevation Start/End5493/5493ft

Blackwater Hole-Trail 381

Trail #381 is a hiking trail in Hidalgo County, New Mexico. It is within Coronado National Forest and Bunk Robinson Wilderness Study Area. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 5,493 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 572 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.

Blackwater Hole-Trail #381 Professional Reviews and Guides

"A day hike in the remote Peloncillo Mountains of far southwestern New Mexico.

The hike follows up a fork of Clanton Draw to a relatively permanent pool called Blackwater Hole and up to the site of an old corral. Clanton Draw was named for the hideout of the Clanton Gang, notorious for their shootout with Wyatt Earp and others at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. The Clantons used a hideout, only a mile or so from the trailhead, to raid Mexican smuggler parties in the 1880s. Nearby Skeleton Canyon was named for the many bones left after two particularly brutal raids in 1881. The first bit of the hike follows what was once an old Jeep trail up the canyon."

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Trail Information

Coronado National Forest
Nearby City
Coronado National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Coronado National Forest, 1192 W. Saddleview Rd., Douglas, AZ 85607; (520) 388-8436 www.fs.usda.gov/coronado
Local Contacts
Coronado National Forest; Clanton Draw, Skeleton Canyon, and Guadalupe Spring 7.5-minute USGS quads
Local Maps