Rio Santa Barbara Middle Fork, East Fork, and West Fork Trail Loop

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Rio Santa Barbara Middle Fork, East Fork, and West Fork Trail Loop is a 25.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Llano, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
25.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5039 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

backpacking
10 days ago

Attempted late March 2018. Snow depth was manageable until you hit about 9600ft and then without snowshoes it was too difficult. Tons of animal sign such as bear and what appeared to be mountain lion. Beautiful beautiful area and entire 5 day 4 night trip was so rewarding. Had to park about 1 mile south of campground and hike in and then hiked about 6 miles further. Pictures don’t do this place justice. So happy we had the opportunity to explore the Pecos Wilderness!

2 months ago

We added Trip to Truchas Lakes for total mileage of ~28 Miles. Very long day! Fantastic scenery !

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail there are many turn around spots along the way which is perfect for anyone with children. One of my very favorites because of the spectacular views!

backpacking
10 months ago

Beautiful trail! The rivers are high & fast and they require some creative crossing skills--and will result in wet boots/pants. The West Fork trail is still icy headed up to the skyline trail, making this a difficult backpack through option right now.

2 months ago

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hiking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016