Crest Trail to Ski Apache

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Crest Trail to Ski Apache is a 9.4 mile out and back trail located near Ruidoso, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2414 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

snow

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail for beginners, beauty for all levels!!!!

10 months ago

Very pretty! The weather started to turn and we saw some very fresh bear tracks so we decided to cut the hike short.

hiking
Thursday, May 12, 2016

hiking
Monday, November 23, 2015

hiking
Monday, October 12, 2015

We left from crest trail head #25 headed toward nogal TH, the scenery was very different than typical woods and pines, due to the little bear fire...but the area has recovered well. After mile 4 the trail was not maintain as well, large heavy rock and very thorny type brush. Gaiters, walking stick and high ankle boots a must....the trail disappears below buck mountain and no water source so take an extra 32 oz to be safe. Overall we loved it....another hiker highly recommend going from nogal to monjeau peak little more pleasant not so vertical.