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Angeloseph T. on Kiwanis Cabin via South Crest Trail
Spectacular views at the start of the trail (by the restaurant) and at the cabin! You can see the top of the tram from the cabin as well. The slushy snow and fallen trees kept it challenging to stay on the trail at first (in April), but the views were well worth it! Would definitely do again but would probably wait until summer.
This is a very nice trail. In this time of spring, the plants begin to bloom and the trees to turn green, you are walking in a forest full of trees and pines. Although some sections are steep with some rocks, this is not an impediment to walk the trail, it is not difficult.. Amazing view of the Organ Mountains, and all the scenery, fantastic!
Unfortunately this trail was hit hard by the 2013 fire and if you remember it from before it is devastating to go now. Only the underbrush has grown back, so the forest floor is green, but the amount of dead blackened pines is sad to see. And it's too wide open now for any wildlife to make an appearance. We didn't even see or hear many birds. The trail is also littered with fallen trees. Not a problem to cross, but definitely needs maintenance.