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    Dog Canyon Trail 106

    Oilver Lee State Park, New Mexico
    Distance5.1mi
    Elevation Gain4,286ft
    Trailhead Elevation4,411ft
    Top7,548ft
    Elevation Min/Max4411/7548ft
    Elevation Start/End4411/4411ft

    Dog Canyon Trail 106

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    EL PASO, TX
    Ranger | 9947 pts
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    6/24/2018
    Dog canyon hike is a beautiful but difficult hike. It is long and climbs quite a bit. Great views of the canyon and the National Forest.
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    madison, SD
    Pathfinder | 61 pts
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    10/20/2008
    We did not do the whole trail, but rather went to the stream and the old cabin, approx 5 miles round trip. It was a fairly strenuous hike but would have been much more difficult had we gone the entire way. The changes in vegetation, and as always, the change that occurs at the stream is interesting, but not overwhelming.
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    El Paso, TX
    Pathfinder | 131 pts
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    1/10/2008
    Other trips: 3/15/2008, 6/6/2008, 10/12/2008

    Wonderful trip! I completed this trek during all four seasons and say early fall proves the most rewarding. On the trail's flat straight-away in the canyon there is a remarkable flowered meadow which is unlike many places in this part of the world. I recommend hitting this trail no later than 7am so that the sun will stay out of your eyes during most of your initial ascent. The early starter of this trail should take note that some of the canyon is bright due to daylight while conversely other parts of the canyon are almost black. Truly remarkable and wonderful.
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    Cannon Air Force Base, NM
    Pathfinder | 180 pts
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    5/20/2004
    This is a beautiful trail. You can experience New Mexico's diversity all in one short 8 mile hike. From ponderosas, to amazing tall grass, and even a couple of patches of aspen, this trail has a little of everything. In the springtime; however, beware of some serious winds when coming around Elk Point to start along the crest. There is generally water along the length of the trail, but I would hesitate to call it lush. Also be ready to watch your step, there is a lot of horse traffic all around the loop. Not NM's best, but a good overnighter.
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    Las Cruces, NM
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    9/10/2001
    The only rough portion of the hike was the first quarter mile, which consisted of a series of steep switchbacks. The climb is strenuous but hikers are rewarded with the most incredible eastern view of the Tularosa Basin.
    I recomend hiking on a good visibilty day and early in the morning or around sun set with a flash light. There is no water on the trail and loose rocks along the trail make night hiking hazardous. There is a handicaped accessable trail along the creek with a campground nearby.
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    Trail Information

    Oilver Lee State Park
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    Oilver Lee State Park
    Parks
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    Difficult
    Skill Level
    Camping
    Additional Use
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    Features
    Lincoln National Forest, PO Box 288, Cloudcroft, NM 88317; (575) 682-2551
    Local Contacts
    Lincoln National Forest; Dog Canyon Trail leaflet (Forest Service); Sacramento Peak, Deadman Canyon, and Alamogordo South 7.5-minute USGS quads
    Local Maps

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