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Ft Stanton Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area Trails

Phone
575-627-0272
Website
Official Website
Category
Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding

Description

Fort Stanton Snowy River Cave National Recreation AreaPhoto by Bureau of Land Management

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Trails are marked with flexible fiberglass markers with the trail name or an arrow attached to the marker.  Cross-country horse and foot travel is allowed.  Mountain bikes are strongly encouraged to stay on established trails to protect the rider as well as the landscape. The trails offer great views of the surrounding Sacramento and Capitan Mountains.  The majority of the trails start at the equestrian trailhead on NM 220 where you will find hitching rails, water for your animals, and a vault toilet.

Don't miss the Petroglyph Trail along the Rio Bonito. At the midpoint of the trail, in the river bed, is Petroglyph Rock. Etched on this rock are depictions of an ancient people known as the Jornada Mogollon who have long since left the area. Very little evidence has stood the test of time, but here on the Petroglyph Trail remains a link to the culture and lifestyle of these ancient people.

Details

Category
Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Features

Trails are marked with flexible fiberglass markers with the trail name or an arrow attached to the marker.  Cross-country horse and foot travel is allowed.  Mountain bikes are strongly encouraged to stay on established trails to protect the rider as well as the landscape. The trails offer great views of the surrounding Sacramento and Capitan Mountains.  The majority of the trails start at the equestrian trailhead on NM 220 where you will find hitching rails, water for your animals, and a vault toilet.