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    Argentina Canyon Trail 39

    Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico
    Distance2.4mi
    Elevation Gain1,322ft
    Trailhead Elevation8,957ft
    Top8,957ft
    Elevation Min/Max7831/8957ft
    Elevation Start/End8957/8957ft

    Argentina Canyon Trail 39

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    Erie, CO
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    10/4/2018
    Nice trail but long if you do Argentina Canyon to Crest Trail to Little Bonito and Big Bonito back down to trailhead. I think we figured out it was almost 7 miles total and the trail guide says over 1300 ft. of elevation change. (Didn’t seem quite that steep to us as the elevation change is gradual.) Beautiful views at the top of Argentina Canyon Trail, in both directions.
    One plus is that much of it is shady, and also the trail down goes along the creek for part of the way up and down.
    Don’t turn back when driving to the trailhead; part of the road is just a bit rough but doable. And you’ll travel through areas impacted by the large 2012 fire; however, not much of the trail itself has burned out areas.
    Very pretty scenery and fun trail to hike!
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    Santa Fe, NM
    Adventurer | 281 pts
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    8/8/2018
    Gorgeous loop hike. Whatever you do, don't take the shortcut that connects Argentina and Bonito before approaching the summit. Otherwise you will miss the incredible views of the desert on the mountain range's western side.
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    Beaumont, TX
    Adventurer | 227 pts
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    8/7/2008
    Argentina Canyon is a fairly easy hike. The ascent is gradual. Lots of nice scenery. Beautiful view of the Tularosa Basin at the top. Lots of wildlife on our trip. There was a bit of water available at the top of the Canyon but I had just rained the day before. The Crest Trail, which Argentina connects to at the top, generally does not have dependable sources of water in my experience. Multiple loop possibilities once you reach the Crest Trail.
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    Trail Information

    Lincoln National Forest
    Nearby City
    White Mountain Wilderness Area
    Parks
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    Moderate
    Skill Level
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    Lincoln National Forest, 901 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345; (575) 257-4095
    Local Contacts
    White Mountain Wilderness; Lincoln National Forest; Nogal Peak 7.5-minute USGS quad
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