Set against the desert foot of the dramatic Sacramento Mountains, this park features historic exhibits and a fully restored 19th century ranch house.

I went out on a Friday afternoon. Very peaceful little trail. I camped out at the location as well. This area has a fascinating history!

I couldn't go on the trail because you have to pay cash or check and I only pay with card majority of the time so remember to bring cash or check!!

The lower part of the trail has been washed out in frequent flooding so pieces are missing. If you don't mind scrambling over rocks you can still easily find your way around the loop. Honestly, the best part is to venture upstream and boulder hop as far as you're comfortable. There are nice pools and great shade. I really love this trail! It's a hidden oasis in the desert.

This is a very easy but pretty walk along an arroyo. good views of cottonwood trees.

Monday, June 12, 2017

The loop is pretty simple and a great warmup. I really recommend heading up the canyon off the loop. There are some nice water areas and enough folks have ventured up so there is a good path. Plus in the canyon there is a lot of shade which is quite nice for the area.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Very nice trail for a New Mexico desert hike. In spring and autumn are water in the canyon.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

This is an enjoyable hike along the dry river bed with a small stream and the historical cabin ruins of Frenchie. We took this short hike on a March morning before the heat of the day hit. There are a lot of loose rock and overhanging trees that provided much welcome shade. It is a good warm up before you try the much more challenging Dog Canyon trail with very little incline. Beware of the wildlife in the area .

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Monday, March 07, 2016