backpacking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

only didn't get 5 stars because it's almost 2 miles to the river, crossing a canyon. super hike once you get to the river.

hiking
6 months ago

There is no trail in lower element of the loop in the canyon. It is a very picturesque box-slot for much of the way. However even a small storm upstream will be fatal if you are caught there. Be very careful attempting this part of the trail.

on Mimbres River Trail

Sunday, May 31, 2015

We did an overnight hike along the Mimbres River during the Memorial Day weekend. During the first 2.5 miles, we were worried about the seemingly lack of a water source. Once we reached the sandy portion, however, we were relieved to see that the river wasn't dried up after all. Also note, the river is more of a stream and you have to cross it several times so be sure to douse your boots with water repellent before you hit this trail. If you're camping out at the fork, be aware that this is a wilderness home to bears, mountain lions and bobcats. The only wildlife we encountered were a group of incredibly noisy turkeys in the middle of the night. Overall, this was a nice little trip.