Gallegos Peak via NM 518 is a 11.9 mile loop trail located near Penasco, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.9 miles Elevation Gain: 2,043 feet Route Type: Loop

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Fri Aug 24 2018

I hiked this trail and wasn't impressed. approximately 3/4 of the trail is Jeep road, not very challenging or secluded (I was passed by three vehicles). The trail is almost always in the trees with no scenic views. I never found the trail up to the peak and ended up "bushwhacking" through the woods to the other side of the peak. It took forever to find the trail back down. There are so many beautiful trails in Northern New Mexico, I would make a better choice.

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