Osha Trail (10) is a hiking trail in Otero County, New Mexico. It is within Lincoln National Forest. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 8,429 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 186 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking.
Osha Trail (10) Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Osha Trail is an easy, popular loop hike very convenient to the high mountain town of Cloudcroft. It passes through lush forest of Douglas-fir, aspen, and pine, and offers views of White Sands and the Tularosa Valley to the west. Be sure to take a look at the historic Mexican Canyon railroad trestle across the highway from the trailhead. Its history is described in the Cloud Climbing Rail Trail in this guide.The Osha Trail starts climbing immediately into thick forest. Not to worry, the first 0.25 mile is the only really steep section of the hike. It levels out considerably when it reaches the start of the loop. Go left. The trail curves around a hillside and soon offers views of Cloudcroft and the highway. It then reaches a bench with views of White Sands far below."
--Laurence Parent, Hiking New Mexico - 4th Edition (Falcon Guides).
Nice, thanks for sharing Cathy!
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