Argentina Peak and Little Bonito Trail Loop

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Argentina Peak and Little Bonito Trail Loop is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nogal, New Mexico that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until November.

6.0 miles
1407 feet



nature trips




1 month ago

Had an amazing experience! Glad we got to travel up there and explore.
Lots to see while taking the trail!

2 months ago

Beautiful Hike! There are several Forks and options to take other trails. We'll maintained, great views and a moderately challenging hike.

3 months ago

this by far is one of my favorite trails in the area. enjoy the view once you hit the Crest Trail. I could spent all day there!

8 months ago

horseback riding
9 months ago

Took Argentina Canyon Trail to the top, Hit Crest Trail and down Little Bonito. The views at the top of Argentina were awesome !

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Just beginning to explore this area. Lots of trails and very beautiful. Planning on some over nights this spring/summer.

Monday, October 26, 2015

My son and I had a furlough from Roswell. Took this hike based on All Trails recommendation. It was a good choice. Beautiful day. Saw no other hikers. Went clockwise up Bontinta Canyon trail to cutoff and down Argentina Canyon.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

It was a beautiful and easy hike.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Beautiful views from the top. Remnants of campfires from backpackers. Also saw plenty of bones (deer probably) while exploring. Cool geocache up there, too. Connects with Crest Trail at the top. Steady uphill on the way up, but not too difficult.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Really great trail. Cut over to Argentina from the Crest Trail. Views at the top were beautiful even considering the burn scars. Recent rains have left the hills green and lush. The wild iris and indian paint brush were blooming. The creek was full and gurgling. We only met one other couple along the trail. Start early as it gets warm at the top. Carry your trail map to link up with other trails. Current maps available at the Ranger Station at Cedar Creek show closed trails.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Very nice trail will beautiful scenery. Water runs along most of the trail. My dogs loved running through it and getting wet. This trail is also used for horseback riding.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Great trail! Almost the entire trail runs along a stream until you begin to zig-zag your way out of the canyon through a few switchbacks towards the top. It is a very tough hike if you're not used to the altitude. The trail is a steady incline nearly the whole way until you reach the top. But once there, there are lots of nice places to rest and have lunch among the trees with great views! Also at the top Junction point there is a no trail peak worth the climb.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

This trail was very lovely! Most of it runs parallel to a little stream and is saturated with trees most of the time. There are some horse stables located down the road from the trailhead and judging by the amount of horse droppings on the trail, the Argentina Canyon trail is also frequented by horseback riders so watch your step!