Explore the best rock climbing trails in New Mexico with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
I brought my family to hike this trail today. The road leading up to where I think the trail is located is very primitive, and there is no signage indicating where the trail begins. The area is beautiful but I do not think it is ready for public use due to the lack of signage and any visible trail maintenance.
I note that a BLM official has contributed to the posts on this trail and I would suggest to him or her that signage be installed so that trails can be identified and that the trails themselves be marked and maintained somewhat so that way they can be followed and hikers do not get lost.
This is an incredible canyon system. I've been several times and I never recognize the trail but I follow the arroyos and make my own path. The canyons are steep and beautiful, the landscape is varied, and there are even a few caves. I highly recommend this area.
This is A great trail for a hike with the kids and dogs. Hiking (walking) through a lot of silt but otherwise very easy to do. We did this hike in January and the temperature was perfect. Probably would be difficult in Midsummer. Interesting rock features to view.
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) co-manages the canyon and it is NOT CLOSED. Please remove this statement from your page. The access is limited on the north side of the canyon and we are working together on boundaries. I work for BLM and authorize this message
North Anthony's Nose peak is located in the continuation of the Franklin Mountains that are completely located in the State of New Mexico. To reach the peak you may start at the Sierra Vista Trail.The Sierra Vista Trail recently became part of the new federal protected area called the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. You will be able to see the trail sign. There is a place to park your car near to the trailhead. At the beginning of the trail you take a distinctive dirt road and in about 2 miles the road will reach an intersection, follow the road to the left. After around 0.3 miles this road will end, at this time you will be inside the canyon that will take you to the peak. There, you will find an old trail not very well marked, keep your eyes open and you will be able to follow it. This trail will conduct you to a rocky dried waterfall that you are required to climb. This is the most difficult part of the trail, needless to say that safety is first. Be very careful in this section of the trip. After your climbing, there are no more trails. Keep walking the hillside to the left of the arroyo that is below you. At this time be aware that the North Anthony's Nose Peak is actually behind the highest peak that you see to your right. Keep walking until you reach the rim of the mountain, there you will be able to see your destination peak. Follow the rim to your right to get to the top. When you arrive to the top, you realize that the effort was rewarded. You will have an all-around view. You will be able to contemplate a good part of the Franklin Mountains, the Organ mountains, Sierra Blanca and even La Sierra de Juarez in Mexico. At the same time enjoy the classic Chihuahua desert vegetation that includes lechuguilla, sotol, yucca and prickle pear. You follow the same route to come back to the starting point.