Scenic Drive

Total Miles
13.0

Elevation

2,215.48 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Scenic Drive runs south from CR137/Queens HWY to the southern most portion of the Guadalupe range and begins as a very well maintained gravel road. There is a paved bridge over a low-lying wash early on with the rest of the route being gravel and later changing to a dirt and rock single track trail. The first portion of the road provides spectacular views of the "Rim" with several designated lookout and observation areas with room for two or more vehicles to park. The road is more than two vehicles wide and will be easily traversed by most vehicles. Where Scenic Drive intersects with GRT/FS201: Guadalupe Rim Trail, the road quickly changes to single vehicle wide and becomes a combination of rock and dirt. Rock gardens have obstacles up to 10 inches and some minor rutting that will be easily handled by most 4x4's. The trail ends in a wide open field. Dispersed camping is permitted along Scenic Drive, however, there are few areas that will accommodate and camping is not permitted in the open field at the end. Cell service is strong at the north end of the road, and after the FS201 intersection the signal is weak to none.

Photos of Scenic Drive

Scenic Drive
Scenic Drive
Scenic Drive

Difficulty

Rock gardens and loose rocks up to 10". Minor rutting.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Harrison Kick
Jul 02, 2023
2019 Toyota Tacoma
Open
Normal

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