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Best trails in Capitan

29 Reviews
Looking for a great trail near Capitan, New Mexico? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, views trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. You'll also find some great local park options, like Valley of Fires. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 3 hard trails in Capitan ranging from 7.3 to 8.7 miles and from 6,318 to 9,609 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Capitan
Top trails (5)
#1 - Capitan Peak Trail
Lincoln National Forest
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
Trail #64: The Capitan Peak trail is 5.7 miles long. It begins at Forest Road130 and ends at the junction of the Summit (T58) and Pancho Canyon (T62) trails. The trail is open for the following uses: Show more
#2 - Goat Canyon to Dry Canyon Loop
White Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 5 h 14 m
Goat Canyon to Dry Canyon Loop is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Capitan, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily useShow more
#3 - Tucson Mountain via Goat Spring Trail
Lincoln National Forest
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 5 h 10 m
Tucson Mountain via Goat Spring Trail is a 10 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Capitan, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offShow more
#4 - Capitan Peak via Summit Trail
Lincoln National Forest
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Length: 15.5 mi • Est. 8 h 59 m
Capitan Peak via Summit Trail is a 15.5 mile out and back trail located near Capitan, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking aShow more
#5 - Carrizo Peak via Johnnie Canyon Trail #74
Lincoln National Forest
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 5 h 31 m
Carrizo Peak via Johnnie Canyon Trail #74 is a 8.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Capitan, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The traShow more