Little Creek Trail 161

Gila Wilderness Area, New Mexico

Elevation Gain1,567ft
Trailhead Elevation7,247ft
Elevation Min/Max6352/7247ft
Elevation Start/End7247/7247ft

Little Creek Trail 161

Little Creek Trail #161 is a hiking trail in Grant County and Catron County, New Mexico. It is within Gila Wilderness Area. It is 8.4 miles long and begins at 7,247 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,567 feet. The E Corral can be seen along the trail. There is also a spring along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Turkey Creek Trail #155 and Granny Mountain Trail #160.

Little Creek Trail #161 Professional Guides

Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Bill and Polly Cunningham
"This is a short scenic hike to a babbling wilderness brook. Upon topping out on the high ridges above Little Creek, Brushy Mountain and the surrounding uplands come into view. The first 0.8 mile goes sharply uphill on a rock-stepped zigzag course to the mesa above Cliff Dweller Canyon. At this point just past a stretch of rocky outcrops the trail enters the 2011 Miller Burn. The fire perimeter encompasses the rest of the route almost to Little Creek. From the rock outcropping the clear trail travels across a grassy pinyon- juniper mesa, rising gradually to a burned-out ponderosa pine park. As a result of the recent fires, grasses and young pine trees are flourishing."
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Trail Information

Gila Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Gila Wilderness Area
Skill Level
Gila Visitor Center (operated by the National Park Service in cooperation with Forest Service field staff); (575) 536-9461; summer hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 7 days/wk; winter hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 days/wk.
Local Contacts
USGS Little Turkey Park. Forest Service Gila Wilderness map (2000)
Local Maps

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