Lookout Mountain at Ski Apache

MODERATE 9 reviews
#18 of 39 trails in

Lookout Mountain at Ski Apache is a 5.4 mile out and back trail located near Ruidoso, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1653 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

skiing

snowboarding

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

snow

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2 months ago

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4 months ago

It's all about the view at the top. Which is an incredible 360 view. The trail is actually a service road for the ski slopes. Which means steady gradient but not particularly charming in and of themselves. But man... that view at the top. (Next time I'm going to try the lookout mountain loop trail) - Also... this trail is improperly named. The summit you reach is Lookout mountain and not Sierra Blanca. From the top you have an incredible view of Sierra Blanca though.

hiking
5 months ago

Really quite the beautiful view at the top of Lookout Mountain. The trailhead is not clearly marked which was confusing at first, but it's one of the dirt roads you see that go behind the buildings of Ski Apache it appears to be one of the service roads. I found it helpful to the GPS in this app to make sure I was on the right path at the beginning of the trip. It is a tough climb to reach the top but you will not regret it once you get there. Our hike ended up being 6 miles out and back instead of the 5.4 shown here on All Trails.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Hours up! Minutes down! Be sure to clip you toe nails.