Elk Mountain

Total Miles
14.5

Elevation

3554.37 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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Trail Overview

The Elk Mountain Trail is an out-and-back at Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico. It is an easy and very scenic ride to the peak at 11.6k feet, where the views are incredible. Towards the top is a cattle gate which can be opened/closed. After the gate, the trail gets rutted and rocky with the potential for mud pits. There are plenty of campsites along the route, as well as spur trails to explore. Cell service is spotty so be sure to download offline maps.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2