Sulphur Springs Road

Total Miles


2463.99 ft


0.75 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This road is used to access the Sulphur Springs area on the western side of Valles Caldera. It is important to note that the road is closed short of the springs, and will require a short hike along the road to reach the springs area. This road goes through a neighborhood near the main road and then ascends via a dirt road up to the edge of the national preserve. There are a few deeper ruts, and the road is not maintained through the National Forest, so watch for inclement weather. Along the trail, you will find interesting rock formations as well as tall pine forests. A few pull-outs within the national forest provide opportunities for camping as well. Once at the end, a short 1/3 of a mile hike will bring you to the springs.


The road itself is not difficult, but a couple of ruts keep it from being a 1. Additionally, the road is not maintained so inclement weather can rapidly increase its difficulty.

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