Lewis Canyon

Total Miles
5.3

Elevation

2,458.36 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Lewis Canyon is located just south of the town of Weed, NM, in a very quiet and wildlife-abundant area. The entrance to the trail is on private land and does have a gate just after the entrance that is to remain closed due to livestock. Starting on a primary gravel and rock road, the trail gradually turns to dirt and has some rutting and slippery mud along the way. There are multiple low washes with the potential for water crossings up to 12 inches in depth, small rock gardens, and downed trees. There are a couple of designated spurs for motorized use along the route, and a couple of hiking and SxS trails towards the beginning of the trail. Another gate roughly halfway through the trail leads to a more heavily wooded area where mud and rutting become more present on the dirt surface. There are multiple dispersed campsites along the trail. The trail ends without notice at a clearing that also features another campsite. There is another two-track spur that continues, however, it appears to have no signs of use for some time and is partially blocked by a downed tree and a pile of dirt and rocks. There is no cell service on this trail, cattle are present in the area as well as other wildlife. The trail is easy to navigate and will be easily completed by most 4x4 vehicles.

Photos of Lewis Canyon

Lewis Canyon
Lewis Canyon
Lewis Canyon

Difficulty

You'll come across rutted muddy areas, small rock gardens, and the potential for downed trees.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

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Access Description

Take Perk Canyon Road from Weed, NM south to Seep Canyon Road. The trail entrance is 500 yrds on the left.

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