Crest Trail to Ski Apache is a 9.4 mile out and back trail located near Ruidoso, NM that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running.
Great trail for beginners, beauty for all levels!!!!
Very pretty! The weather started to turn and we saw some very fresh bear tracks so we decided to cut the hike short.
We left from crest trail head #25 headed toward nogal TH, the scenery was very different than typical woods and pines, due to the little bear fire...but the area has recovered well. After mile 4 the trail was not maintain as well, large heavy rock and very thorny type brush. Gaiters, walking stick and high ankle boots a must....the trail disappears below buck mountain and no water source so take an extra 32 oz to be safe. Overall we loved it....another hiker highly recommend going from nogal to monjeau peak little more pleasant not so vertical.