Prather Canyon

Total Miles


2,299.28 ft


0.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Prather Canyon trail entrance is located immediately off Highway 24 south of Mayhill, NM. The trail features a few dispersed campsites with spectacular views and good cell service. The surface changes from light rocks and dirt to a rocky surface with some rock gardens along the way, and some lightly rutted and muddy areas that will become worse with rain and snow melt. There are a few rocky grades, but the trail is easily accessible by most 4x4's even in the wintertime. The trail is primarily single-vehicle wide with a few places to pass or turn around, however, the trail ends 1.2 miles from the entrance with a posted notice from NFS.

Photos of Prather Canyon

Prather Canyon
Prather Canyon
Prather Canyon


Rocky surfaces may be slippery during winter snow or rain. Some obstacles may be up to 10".

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Access Description

From US Highway 82, turn south onto Highway 130/Cox Canyon Highway/Rio Penasco Road. Turn south on Highway 24, trail entrance is just under 2 miles on the left.

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