Lobo Peak Via Yerba Canyon Trail is a 8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Valdez, New Mexico and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from June until October.
I love the trails in this area. The weather was perfect, in early October. This trail was very steep in places and difficult. Pace yourself, and leave early. Not many people take this trail I only saw four others all day. The Aspens were yellow and shimmering. The views are spectacular! However, this trail was actually more difficult, overall, than the Wheeler Peak trail in my opinion. It's taxing to do in one day, unless you are in top physical condition.
Used this trail to backpack up to summit over four days. Great trail with two great camping locations at 2 and 5 miles out from the trail head. Attempting summit can be a bit tricky and requires a lot of pace if you want to attempt the entire trail in one day.
great hike and close to town!