Argentina Peak and Little Bonito Trail Loop

MODERATE 28 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1240 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

hiking
27 days ago

Hiked this trail yesterday in about 2 hours. great trail, amazing views, not too rugged. As a local this is one of my favorite loops to do. In mid November the weather wasn't too cold yet. however early in the morning and closers to sunset could potentially be very cold this time of year.

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Fantastic views, backpacked for 2 nights. Mostly easy water access.
Dropped to 25 degrees second night.
Trail well marked, some moderate climbing.
Great trip.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Great trail, variety of terrain and sights. Easy to navigate, well traveled and marked.

3 months ago

Great hike!

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Just finished this today with my wife and 9 and 10 year old. We went big Bonita-little Bonita-crest-Argentina. Had a great time. Girls were getting tired towards the end of the uphill but rallied on the way down and the views were fantastic.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice views. Well marked trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Loved the trail. We went up Little Bonito, and down Argentina Canyon. As someone said, don't take the crossover trail- you will miss all the views, and it isn't really that much further to go to the peak.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

We did this trail over two days and camped off the trail one night. It's a nice hike - the incline isn't too tough. We went up the Argentina side and down the Big Bonito side. The water crossings were pretty low, but there was some water available on both sides of the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked today. We went up Argentina, crossed at Crest Ridge, and returned via Bonito. It's a very good hike and my husband and I, both in our mid 60'S had no problems with the incline. The USFS map shows the Crest Ridge section as "difficult", but it was actually the easiest section of the trail. Gorgeous views at the top! There were several stream crossings coming down but they were all shallow and easy to cross. We stopped to soak our tired tootsies at one! Trails were very well maintained. FS Road 107 is also in pretty good shape.

6 months ago

Good hike. A little elevation with thinner air to breathe for those of us used to sea level. Our 6 mile turned to 8 because we accidentally took the cut through and didn't want to so we doubled back. The view from the back side is gorgeous. Skip the cut through and do the whole loop!

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

9 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!

hiking
Friday, September 23, 2016

horseback riding
Monday, August 01, 2016

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