Carrizo Peak Trail 72

Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico

Elevation Gain2,670ft
Trailhead Elevation8,879ft
Elevation Min/Max8616/9609ft
Elevation Start/End8879/8858ft

Carrizo Peak Trail 72

Carrizo Peak Trail (72) is a hiking trail in Lincoln County, New Mexico. It is within Lincoln National Forest. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 8,879 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,670 feet. The trail ends near Carrizo Peak (elevation 9,619 feet). This trail connects with the following: Johnnie Canyon Trail (74).

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Hiking New Mexico - 4th Edition (Falcon Guides)
Laurence Parent
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"A little-known day hike through lush pine/fir forest to the top of a subrange of the Sacramento Mountains. From the trailhead sign, the trail is not obvious. Follow the faint track west-northwest from the sign into thick piñon-juniper woodland. Look for faint blazes on the trees. The route curves slightly to the right after entering the trees and then heads straight up toward the mountains. After a bit it gets more obvious, although oak brush masks it at times. It gets wider—it probably was once an old road. The surface is somewhat eroded with cobbles. Deer and elk use the route a lot. A few small cairns will help with the route at times. At about 1.2 miles, it enters the mouth of Johnnie Canyon."

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Trail Information

Lincoln National Forest
Nearby City
Lincoln National Forest
Skill Level
Lincoln National Forest, 901 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345; (575) 257-4095
Local Contacts
Lincoln National Forest; White Oaks South 7.5-minute USGS quad
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