Helms Trail

Total Miles


1,592.98 ft


1.25 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer

Trail Overview

This is a more technical trail that connects Tularosa Canyon and Coyote Canyon. This high desert route carves through riverbeds and up steep hills with loose rocks, making it an excellent tour of New Mexico terrain. Some sections are narrow due to washout and the specific route of travel may change slightly after heavy rain. This trail is easily accessible from Coyote Canyon and must be carefully navigated approaching Tularosa around clearly labeled private property.

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Helms Trail
Helms Trail
Helms Trail


There are many steep rutted gradients with loose rocks. Some hills have larger obstacles with bypasses, but the majority of the trail does not have bypass routes.

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Access Description

The trail is easiest to follow starting from the Coyote Canyon side. There are private properties in Tularosa that must be navigated around, with a few easements to slowly transit through.

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