Cedar Creek Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ruidoso, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.
Great trail, saw an owl along the way. Very quiet and relaxing. The trail isn't very difficult to do.
Made it the whole way with two little ones. Wasn't easy but it had a beautiful stream along side the trail. Was expecting more wildlife than a single mule deer in the distant. We saw many beautiful different scenes of the landscape. We were all pretty exhausted when it was over.
Good Luck, hikers
Enjoyed a wonderful 5 mile hike with our 7 and 9 yr old. Never too steep. Would be great to mountain bike this trail also! Passed 4 other hikers and two bikers and a dog. Gorgeous views. Lovely shade in places. Newly made trails (2015 & 2016). Would love to return!
Excellent trail. I started on Ski Apache road and hiked to Chuckwagon road. On the way back I took the old mine road and it was not as well maintained but you can follow it. Saw some rusted junk on that road from the old mining days, who knows how old, pretty cool.