Argentina Canyon Trail (39) is a hiking trail in Lincoln County, New Mexico. It is within White Mountain Wilderness Area and Lincoln National Forest. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 8,957 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,322 feet.
Argentina Canyon Trail (39) Professional Reviews and Guides
"A loop day hike through lush, high forest and along rushing mountain streams in the White Mountain Wilderness. The White Mountain Wilderness is a 49,000-acre tract ranging from 6,000 to 11,500 feet in elevation. For the most part, its boundaries contain the high crest that encircles the Rio Bonito drainage.
This hike follows one of many possible loops along running streams to the crest of the range. The wilderness is a popular area with hikers, especially on summer weekends. The 44,000-acre Little Bear Fire of 2012 burned a large chunk of the White Mountain Wilderness, plus quite a few homes near Ruidoso. Fortunately this hike was not heavily affected by the fire."
--Laurence Parent, Hiking New Mexico - 4th Edition (Falcon Guides).
"Argentina Peak is one of the easiest destinations along the crest of the White Mountains, and the views from the trail are no less spectacular than those from other, higher locations. Cool and shady canyons lead up to and down from the grasslands along the crest, and water is consistently available at several springs along the way. Campsites are limited along this route, but a few scenic spots are located along the crest and at Spring Cabin."
--Craig Martin, 100 Hikes in New Mexico (The Mountaineers Books).
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