Percha Box is a 5.4 mile out and back trail located near Hillsboro, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length5.4 miElevation gain718 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Sarah Waller
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Stefan Zollner
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Laura Burnham
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That was a fun little trail. At first I questioned the existence of a trail at all. I let myself in the gate (no signs posted) and mossied on down. Fantastic little creek at the bottom....and all the views along the way were wonderous. You have to find beauty in a desert landscape to love this trail.

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Daniel Daniel Lopez
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Samuel Johnson Stoever
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Rewarding off trail experience once you get to the canyon, plenty of wildlife. It’s May and the first part of the trail to get to the canyon is hot and dry so bring plenty of water!

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Dominique Hellmich
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Walked 1.5 miles from the highway turn off to the edge of the canyon. Just your standard desert fare along that stretch. Once you head down the hill into the canyon you run up along a fence where a cattle guard will let you continue down to the creek. Once under the large shade trees and next to the water the canyon is super nice. Our puppers loved splashing along the stream. There are no clear trails along the stream (if you wanna stay close to the water you’ll be in for some bushwhacking), but where there were open, sandy areas and large rocks to sit on under the trees we enjoyed the views cliffs. Heading upstream I thought the terrain and stream were nicer. The only downside to this trail was getting back to the car, and walking 1.5 miles back uphill in the midday heat.

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Lin Morgocon
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A good hike with great vistas and ends with a walk along Percha Creek. County Road B023 is hard to spot and off of a curving road, so we missed it initially. Once we found it we were still a bit confused as to whether we were in the right spot. You should park in the small pull out to the left just in front of the gate. We did not... we went in the gate (posted for the federal mining claims) and drove down the very rocky, rough, rutted "road" and parked down about 1/4 mile where we could pull off. Then we walked along the road and into a wash and were still unsure. We finally used the All Trails app map... expanded the map to see where we were in reference to the trail. Got back on track and enjoyed the rest of the hike. Saw two herds of mule deer along the way. Will be easier next time when we know how to find B023 and know where to park.

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Jean-Claude Linossi
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Really liked hiking that trail, beautiful fall wildflowers and the water in the creek was a welcomed sight.

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Rob Shoots
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Well maintained, clearly marked singletrack trail with fantastic ridgeline views of the Gila/Aldo Leopold Wilderness. Access and parking are convenient and paved. Great trail for hiking and trailrunning with moderate, switchbacked climbs and descents. Access to many peaks and other connecting trails are clearly marked. Excellent trail overall!

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Colin Nardone
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Doris Arciero
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David Baake
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Amy Dunn
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Lorenzo Zepeda
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