Rain Creek Divide Trail

EASY 4 reviews
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Rain Creek Divide Trail is a 19.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Buckhorn, New Mexico that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

19.2 miles 6696 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

The Rain Creek Trailhead is reachable by taking Sacaton Road. From Silver City, take the 180 westwards to Cliff. Turn right onto the 211 at Cliff, then left onto the 293 (IIRC). Around mile marker 3 on the 293 is a left turn onto Sacaton Road (dirt road that climb up out of the valley). Continue for many miles along this road and the trailhead is on your right, very obviously signposted.

5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

With reference to the Jo Miller review above: the "directions" to this trail don't take you anywhere near where it is actually located. The Rain Creek Trailhead is reachable by taking Sacaton Road. From Silver City, take the 180 westwards to Cliff. Turn right onto the 211 at Cliff, then left onto the 293 (IIRC). Around mile marker 3 on the 293 is a left turn onto Sacaton Road (dirt road that climb up out of the valley). Continue for many miles along this road and the trailhead is on your right, very obviously signposted.

hiking
9 months ago

Tried to hike the trail today... It is a neighborhood!!! Very upscale houses and lots where the trailhead should be. Followed the directions given by all trails to a tee. Was hindered by progress instead

hiking
3 years ago

One of my favorite places in New Mexico. However, the last time I was there about 2008, we discovered that the trail would no longer be maintained. Without maintenance this trail would be fairly treacherous. There are some steep inclines, rocky areas and narrow ledges. Once you get down to the creek it is just beautiful!