Yucca Canyon Trail is a 6.1 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Whites City, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 6.1 km Elevation Gain: 444 m Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is lightly traveled, it gets busy pretty quick. I only hiked 6 miles in, then turned around. Trails gets narrow in areas. Not too tough, but could be a bit challenging to beginners. Not much shade, pack plenty of water, and be prepared for some wind.

walking
4 months ago

Parts are a tad overgrown, but outside of a couple sharper turns, it's fairly well marked. there were a handful of man made stacked rocks to mark occasional parts of the trail. all in all, very quite, not too hard, although proper footing is needed at points. Trail gets thin at times near some edges. Amazing views up top!

hiking
5 months ago

Not an easy hike. But a worthwhile one. Beautiful views all the way. It’s a narrow trail but well marked. Trekking poles help, lots of loose rock. No one else was on the trail and it looked as if it had been awhile since anyone was. We really enjoyed it.

hiking
Fri Mar 01 2019

spectacular hike not too far from Carlsbad. Made it to the top, watched the sunset, and headed down. Took me about an hour to get up and 30mins to get down

hiking
Mon Sep 10 2018

It took us about 4 hrs to get to the very top clearing area, stopping along the way and 2 hrs without stopping to go all the way back to parking area. Not easy by any means. There was no one else on the trail and it didn't look like anyone had been there in a while. The trail was clearly marked by rocks. Careful with loose rocks as there are many areas where you walk right on the ledge. Pants, boots and walking sticks suggested. The All Trails map was spot on and a great help. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
Mon Mar 27 2017

Thought this was a beautiful hike. Nobody else was on the trail, and the views were wonderful along the way and from the top.

Thu Oct 02 2014

Carlsbad trails seem to be pretty much shut down due to the recent rains. The road to the trailhead was the toughest part of the hike. The desert is lush and green but this trail is quite overgrown. Shorts not recommended. But still worth the hike. Hopefully they will open up again soon.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
Sat Sep 29 2018