Dog Canyon Trail (106) is a hiking trail in Otero County, New Mexico. It is within Oilver Lee State Park and Lincoln National Forest. It is 5.1 miles long and begins at 4,411 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,286 feet.
Dog Canyon Trail (106) Professional Reviews and Guides
"A long day hike from the Tularosa Valley up into the Sacramento Mountains."
--Laurence Parent, Hiking New Mexico - 4th Edition (Falcon Guides).
"Holding permanent running water and a steep route over the rampart of the southern Sacramento Mountains, Dog Canyon has been tramped by Mescalero Apaches, Mexican and American soldiers, and Texas ranchers. It is said that this route to the high country was a particular favorite of Apache war parties because of the ease with which they could ambush pursuers at the “eyebrow” section, a narrow ledge below 800-foot walls of limestone. In 1880, the Ninth Cavalry lost several men along this section when Apaches rolled large boulders down on them from above."
--Craig Martin, 100 Hikes in New Mexico (The Mountaineers Books).
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