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Anthony Gap-Ridge Loop Trail

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Anthony, NM

Anthony Gap-Ridge Loop Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Las Cruces, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length7 miElevation gain1017 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingViewsWildflowersWildlifeNo dogs
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To get to the Trail Head, you need to take O'Hara Road (NM-404) from I-10 or from Martin Luther King Blvd (NM-213). At about 5 miles you will find a gate in front of the sign marking the beginning off the Sierra Vista Trail, this gate is the same entrance to Anthony Gap Cave road. Drive until you find the parking area, then using the same road, walk in direction to the mountain. You will cross two small arroyos. After them you will find the beginning of the trail to your right. Be careful because the beginning is not very well marked. Follow the trail. In about a mile, when the trail starts going south, step out the track and continue on the arroyo. At that moment you will see in the distance the small range that is part of this hike. You keep walking toward that range until you get to a fence, and to your right, you will find a very old and rustic gate that you need to cross. Continue on the arroyo until you reach the foot of the range. Here the hiking consist on walking the range rim. When you finish this part, you will get to the place where the Lower Sunset Trail join together with the Northern Pass Trail. You direct yourself toward the mountain by the Northern Pass Trail, but instead of going up, you turn to your left following the foothill part of the trail. Eventually you will get to the point were you abandoned the trail to go to the small range. Follow your steps back and soon you will be back where your started.

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Jennifer Nelson
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

Not bad if you don’t mind walking through cacti and other sharp objects along the ridge line with no designated trail on that portion of the route. There are better trails with established routes.

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Josh Hunt
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Hiking

Once you get to the ridge part of this trail there is not much of a trail. Long pants recommended.

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Jorge Carrillo
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HikingNo shade

You walk this trail on three different terrains: on a normal trail, on an arroyo and on the rim of the mountain with no trail, not difficult! Also, one part of the trail is in Texas and the other in New Mexico. Today was a day with beautiful weather, perfect for hiking and for enjoying the wonderful views.

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Jean-Claude Linossi
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Hiking

Did not hike the whole trail, just half way round trip. Not too challenging. Nice views and very nice wildflowers.

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Jorge Carrillo
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Hiking
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Follow the trail. In about a mile, when the trail starts going south, step out the track and continue on the arroyo. At that moment you will see in the distance the small range that is part of this hike. You keep walking toward that range until you get to a fence, cross it and continue on the arroyo until you reach the foot of the range. Here the hiking consist on walking the range rim. When you finish this part, you will get to the place where the Lower Sunset Trail join together with the Northern Pass Trail. You direct yourself toward the mountain by the Northern Pass Trail, but instead of going up, you turn to your left following the foothill part of the trail. Eventually you will get to the point were you abandoned the trail to go to the small range. Follow your steps back and soon you will be back where your started.

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imelda miller
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Madeline Ray
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