Mineral Creek Trail

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#10 von 62 Wegen in

Mineral Creek Trail ist ein 13.3 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Streckenabschnitt in der Nähe von Glenwood, New Mexico. Er führt vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 13.3 miles Höhenunterschied: 118 feet Routentyp: Strecke

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The Trail allows hikers to enter a real mountain canyon system w/plenty of colorful rock formations! Mineral Creek also provides opportunities to view the historical mining town of Cooney, Cooneys Tomb, and a number of mining operations along the trail and great flora. There are rugged in places and you must cross the creek. Lots to see and plenty of hiking in the area.

wandern
4 months ago

We took the 202 trail down whitetail canyon which was very hard to find due to the Whitewater Badly fire. Once we connected to the 201 (Mineral Creek Trail) the trail was extremely difficult to find, there basically was not a trail. After bushwhacking down the creek we arrived at the 198 (Red Canyon Trail). After this point the trail was fairly easy to find and was well marked. Once we arrived at the Coney site the trail was great and the scenery was amazing. If hiking from the trail head I wouldn’t recommend going much farther than the coney mine sites unless you are very prepared. P.S.there is quite a bit of poison ivy. Scenery 10/10 Trail markings 1/10 (past the mine sites)

wandern
steinig
5 months ago

absolutely beautiful!! An all day hike to really enjoy!

angeln
steinig
überwachsen
7 months ago

Pretty cool trail. The mining sights are neat to see. Fishing was horrible. Don’t waste your time

wandern
abseits des Weges
steinig
überwachsen
9 months ago

Thu Nov 15 2018

Excellent canyon trail for day hikes and overnight backpacking. Very Narrow canyon in places with many water crossings. Be aware of weather conditions as a flash flood could be disastrous if caught in the narrows. We did a 2 nighter in late October 2018 and there was plenty of water for the first 4 miles we hiked. Seemed alot longer because of all the river crossings. Some great camps along the way and old mining ruins to explore too. Saw deer walking up the river, bear scat along the way and had a mountain lion make itself heard very near our camp on the first night. Great backpacking trip.

Mon May 28 2018

This was a GREAT exploration hike!!! We had our 10, 7 & 4 yo and all had a great time. There was so much to look at along the way there was no need to hurry through the hike to the final destination. It truly was taking the time to play with the rocks, take some pics and find some lizards kind of hike. Note: If you like a min. peeps kind of hike this was great. We went Mem wkd and it was peaceful even with three kids. Google maps wanted to take you through a private pasture. If you drive a bit further to Alma, take Mineral Creek Road; it’s a gravel road but it is by private land and not through it.

wandern
Thu Feb 15 2018

Overall, great hike! Very high walls of the canyon, lots of different formations and coloring. Notes below: - Took the Mineral Creek Road past Alma, several miles to follow after that I’m packed gravel and dirt. Easy to get through, just an FYI, but may be an issue during a rainy period. - Small trailhead, no water or trail info unfortunately. - You will cross water MANY times! Do yourself a favor and get water early to get it over with, in my opinion. Be careful on the rocks, many are slick or on uneven foundations. Lots of fun jumping from bank to bank at parts. - Mile makers were tricky to determine. I saw one piece of rebar conspicuously hammered into the earth followed by two pieces and three pieces later. That may have been a marking system, wasn’t tracking my distance. - Terrain includes loose rock, sandy shores, earthy grasslands, small boulder scrambles, and much more. I’d say this is on the more challenging side of moderate. Even with this minor observations, still an excellent trail.

Sat Oct 28 2017

Beautiful canyon with a running creek. We are 54 and made this hike October 28th. It's the perfect time of year, weather was sunny and cool. The creek was running and you will need to cross the creek numerous times. It is shallow but in certain areas the rocks are slippery. We hiked to the mill and back which was 7 miles. The canyon and trees provide great shade and we were the only ones on the trail. Highly recommend this hike!

Sun Oct 15 2017

Go there! It’s about 1 1/2 hours NW of Silver City on hwy 180. Well worth the drive. Gorgeous scenery and yesterday, Oct 14, there was lots of water in the creek. You will cross the creek many times and there are not always stepping stones, so have the right footwear, or just resolve to have damp feet. There are a few places that require crossing over smooth rock surfaces and it is slippery! If you have balance problems or are afraid of falling, beware. My husband slipped and fell into the water and banged his knee. No serious damage but it demonstrates my point. I love this trail! You can hike for many miles and I look forward to doing so on future outings. We went just three miles in and loved every bit of it (except the fall). Take a picnic lunch and sit on one of the many large flat rocks overlooking the creek.

wandern
Thu Aug 03 2017

One of the best kept secrets in New Mexico. Super fun hike in water. We'll do it again and again. Wear water shoes! Bring the kids.

Sun Jun 11 2017

Tough trail backpacking. Good camp sites. Beautiful views. Well marks slot canyon with good running creek.

wandern
Sun Apr 24 2016

This is our very favorite trail that we have hiked in New Mexico. It is absolutely gorgeous! My 11 year old son says that he thinks this is what heaven is going to look like. There is foliage, wildflowers (at the right time of year, of course!), waterfalls, fabulous rock formations, soaring canyon walls, and a natural stone arch. You have to hike through the creek to stay on the trail, but that is part of the beauty of the trail. This is good hike for children--my 6 year old did it with me and my 11 and 13 year old children. We just love it, and we will be back soon!

angeln
Fri Jun 19 2015

Fished this section several times always love it

Camping
Mon Dec 19 2011

Fantastic trip that will take you through a sheer walled canyon with water to the old ghost town of Cooney and beyond if you wish. There are some nice geologic features including a nice arch if you keep your eyes open. There is lots of flora in this canyon too. Great trip. A side note, you can stop by the roadside on the way to see Cooney's tomb and read the colorful story of his life and death, but the tomb is on private land so be respectful. It is OK to look at but remember it is private land.

wandern
9 months ago

wandern
Mon Apr 23 2018