North Anthony's Nose Via Sierra Vista Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews

North Anthony's Nose Via Sierra Vista Trail is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hacienda Acres, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

rock climbing

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Take the NM Highway 404, also known as E Ohara Road. You can access this road either from NM I-10 exit 2 or NM Highway 213 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. There will be a fence in the north side of the road where a gas pipe line station is located.

hiking
9 months ago

North Anthony's Nose peak is located in the continuation of the Franklin Mountains that are completely located in the State of New Mexico. To reach the peak you may start at the Sierra Vista Trail.The Sierra Vista Trail recently became part of the new federal protected area called the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. You will be able to see the trail sign. There is a place to park your car near to the trailhead. At the beginning of the trail you take a distinctive dirt road and in about 2 miles the road will reach an intersection, follow the road to the left. After around 0.3 miles this road will end, at this time you will be inside the canyon that will take you to the peak. There, you will find an old trail not very well marked, keep your eyes open and you will be able to follow it. This trail will conduct you to a rocky dried waterfall that you are required to climb. This is the most difficult part of the trail, needless to say that safety is first. Be very careful in this section of the trip. After your climbing, there are no more trails. Keep walking the hillside to the left of the arroyo that is below you. At this time be aware that the North Anthony's Nose Peak is actually behind the highest peak that you see to your right. Keep walking until you reach the rim of the mountain, there you will be able to see your destination peak. Follow the rim to your right to get to the top. When you arrive to the top, you realize that the effort was rewarded. You will have an all-around view. You will be able to contemplate a good part of the Franklin Mountains, the Organ mountains, Sierra Blanca and even La Sierra de Juarez in Mexico. At the same time enjoy the classic Chihuahua desert vegetation that includes lechuguilla, sotol, yucca and prickle pear. You follow the same route to come back to the starting point.