Agua Chiquita

Total Miles
10.8

Elevation

2,906.81 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Agua Chiquita is an overall very well-maintained road that will be easily accessible by most vehicles including 2wd with decent clearance. Turning off from NM6563 there is a short section of pavement where the trail begins. This changes to a combination of gravel and dirt and becomes a more dirt and rock combination for the rest of the route. There are some small rock gardens throughout and some larger loose rocks but no large obstacles. A majority of the trail is wide enough for two vehicles with only a couple small sections that narrow down to a single vehicle width. Like most of the trails in this area, there are multiple dispersed camping areas as well as hiking and 50" or less motorized spurs along the route, many of which are designated with signage. Towards the south end of the trail, views are slightly more open but show signs of substantial burn scar. There are no obstacles larger than 10" along the route, but there are a few low-lying areas that have the potential to be shallow to moderate water crossings after snow melt or heavy rains. There is no cell service in this area. The trail can be run multiple ways as it connects to FS460 in the south that runs back to NM6563, or continue on Agua Chiquita where it becomes a county road that leads to several additional trails in the southeast portion of Lincoln National Forest. During winter months expect this route to be inaccessible as the snow can be extremely heavy making the trail impassable.

Photos of Agua Chiquita

Agua Chiquita
Agua Chiquita
Agua Chiquita

Difficulty

Trail has the potential for shallow water crossings in low-lying areas as well as some minor rutting. After rain or snow melts, there are softer dirt sections that will be very muddy and slippery. During the winter snowfall can be substantial making the trail impassable.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Matt Hinkle
Apr 06, 2024
2023 GMC Canyon
Open
Snow/Ice
Normal
Muddy/Wet
Trail was very easy. We had a light snow the night before but the trail was clear. Only a few spots with mud but easily passable.
Adam Netherton
Aug 12, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Emmanuel Lopez
Jun 25, 2023
2000 Ford Excursion
Open
Normal
Emmanuel Lopez
May 29, 2023
2023 Jeep Gladiator
Open
Normal

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