Carp Elgin Road

Total Miles
4.9

Elevation

629.19 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

spring, summer, fall, winter

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Trail Overview

This section of trail connects to several others in the area, as well as the Interstate exit. Towards the Southern end is a marker for the Old Spanish Trail that came through the area. The trail is predominantly rocky and bumpy, but there are a few short rutted sections towards the north side.

Difficulty

Easy

History

The Old Spanish Trail is a historical trade route that connected the northern New Mexico settlements of (or near) Santa Fe, New Mexico with those of Los Angeles, California and southern California. Approximately 700 mi long, the trail ran through areas of high mountains, arid deserts, and deep canyons. It is considered one of the most arduous of all trade routes ever established in the United States.

Technical Rating

2