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    Dina Pang saved Kite Trail

    27 days ago

    Dina Pang added Waterdog Lakes

    3 months ago

    Dina Pang completed Waterdog Lakes Trail

    3 months ago

    Dina Pang saved Waterdog Lakes Trail

    3 months ago

    Dina Pang saved Hunt Lake Trail

    3 months ago

    Dina Pang saved Brown's Lake Trail

    3 months ago

    Dina Pang saved Stout Lakes Trail

    3 months ago

    Dina Pang saved Devisadero Peak Trail

    3 months ago

    Dina Pang reviewed Lucas Canyon Trail

    4 months ago

    The entire trail is an ATV trail. We actually stayed away from it and walked along the dry creek on animal tracks. This opened up to alternating views of alpine and aspen tree cover and open meadows. There were so many wildflowers in the meadow. We didn't see a soul except for a bunch of cows. Our dogs had a blast running off leash. We did have to leash them when we came upon the cows. Overall, its a great hike when you want to get away from the heat. I highly recommend staying away from the ATV trail and taking the dry creek. There is plenty of dispersed camping at the trail head.

    Dina Pang completed Lucas Canyon Trail

    4 months ago

    Dina Pang reviewed Sunspot Trail to Cathy Canyon and Rim Trail Loop

    4 months ago

    Nice shady hike with plenty of tree cover. In terms of scenery, its nothing epic as the trees block the views most of the way but this is a great escape on a hot day. We barely saw anyone so it was very peaceful and our dogs had a blast running off leash.

    Dina Pang reviewed Little Bear Canyon Trail

    4 months ago

    This is my favorite trail in the Gilas. The trail starts out pretty exposed but once you get into the canyon there is plenty of shade. The slot canyon portion is super cool and the creek crossings were small enough to stay dry. We had our dogs off leash and we barely saw anyone until we reached the Gila River. The dogs had a blast at the river which had plenty of water. That river crossing is very significant and you will get your boots wet. We did this hike as a day hike and an out and back. The Gila River has plenty of camping opportunities and we would like to come back for an overnight trip, taking the Middle Fork trail back.

    Dina Pang completed Little Bear Canyon Trail

    4 months ago

    Dina Pang updated Robledo Mountains Slot Canyon

    4 months ago

    Dina Pang updated Slot Canyon

    4 months ago

    Dina Pang reviewed Big Bonita Trail to White Horse Hill and Aspen Trail

    4 months ago

    What a fun and scenic trail which is perfect for a day hike. I love the changes in terrain from alpine and aspens along the Bonito creek to grassland at the top of the Crest trail; them back to aspens and alpine on the Aspen trail. And who doesn't love a ridgeline hike? We got lost for a moment when we turned from Bonito Trail onto the Crest trail. The grass is so long on the climb up on the crest trail toward the White Horse Hill but the All Trails map kept us on track. So I suggest leaving the AllTrails app to verify on the map. Once we past the ridge to the other side there were views from miles. We only saw one other group while hiking and the dogs had plenty of fun running off leash. So far this is one of my favorite hikes near Ruidoso. I’ll definitely come back for a weekend backpacking trip as there are plenty of trails to make a big loop.

    Dina Pang saved Mount Shavano

    4 months ago

    Dina Pang saved Little Cherry Creek

    7 months ago

    Dina Pang saved Mineral Creek Trail

    7 months ago

    Dina Pang saved Signal Peak Trail

    7 months ago

    Dina Pang reviewed Ron Coleman Trail

    7 months ago

    The best way to approach this trail is from Mckellington Canyon to Smuggler’s Pass. Park two cars, one at smuggler’s and start at Mckellington. From the Mckellington Canyon side, you’ll see that the trails is marked with blue dots on rocks and you’ll go up all the chain sections which is safer. Once you’re pass the Window, just take the trail towards the South Franklin Mountain (the peak with all the satellite towers). You’ll skirt around the peak of South Franklin Mountain and cross the saddle. If you want to summit South Franklin peak, this is a good point because it is only 0.2 miles to the summit. Looks for blue dots going down towards trans mountain road.

    The confusion with many of the reviews is from those approaching the Ron Coleman from smuggler’s Pass. There are many trails headed toward Elephant’s Trunk and Elephant’s Rock. Don’t take those. If you are approach from smuggler’s Pass, take the trail that goes up a wash between South Franklin and elephant trunk. But I suggest approaching this trail from the route I mentioned above.

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    Dina Pang completed Ron Coleman Trail

    7 months ago