Sierra Blanca is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Lincoln County, New Mexico. It is within Lincoln National Forest. It is two miles long and begins at 9,849 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,257 feet.
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"A day hike to the alpine summit of the highest mountain in southern New Mexico. The USGS designates the entire mountain range from the Jicarillas in the north to just north of north end of the Guadalupes in the south as the Sacramento Mountains.
The peak and surrounding ridges and summits are the only area in southern New Mexico to rise above timberline into alpine tundra vegetation. Small moraines and cirques indicate that the peak was probably glaciated in the Pleistocene. The climb to the summit or Lookout Mountain is popular in summer; try to avoid weekends if you want a more quiet hike."
--Laurence Parent, Hiking New Mexico - 4th Edition (Falcon Guides).
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