Trails
Juando Pass (Easy to Extreme1-9 )
Juando Pass, located in Anthony Texas, travels
through a stretch of sandy, hilly roads. The holes
in this stretch test the articulation of the vehicle
and have some startling off-camber spots. The
easiest and safest line is over the rocks. If you fall
off the rock or try to sneak around them, the result
is normally body damage. The first major obstacle
is a large bolder, which must be climbed while you
are very close against the abrasive edge of the
canyon wall. As we travel further up the trail, the
canyon is deep and really is best described as an
arroyo. Just before the last obstacle known as
"The Tank Trap" is reached a section of rock
ledges and outcroppings must be negotiated. All
hard obstacles have a bypass.
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Upper Broad Trail (Easy to Moderate 1-3 )
The Upper Broad Trail is located about 20 miles
Northwest of Las Cruces.  Ranging in elevation
from approximately 4,100 feet to 4,900 feet, the trail
bypasses the Broad Canyon Trail to the north and
then drops into the canyon further to the west.  
The canyon bottom contains a series of boulders
ranging from small to as large as 24 inches or so
in diameter.  The trail is only a little under 11 miles
long and takes approximately 5 hours or so to
complete.  
Amatista Ledges Trail (Moderate/Hard 5-8)
The
Amatista Ledges (first ledge)Trail is located
about 5 miles West of Las Cruces.   Ranging in
elevation from approximately 4,100 feet to 4,800
feet, the trail takes you down into some very rocky
arroyos, with rocks as large as 18 inches to 24
inches in diameter.  There are also several steep
ledges (ranging in 2 feet to 4 feet), which you must
descend.  An obstacle on the trail is
"The
Bathtub", which gets it name from the
approximately 4-foot deep crevice that fills up with
water during the wet season.  It's highly
recommended that you use a spotter to navigate
the Bathtub!  Otherwise use the bypass to the right.
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Trail repairs on Amatista Ledges
Iron Creek Campground is in the Gilas. Directions;
take I-10 to I-25, stay on I-25 for around 50 miles and
take the Hillsboro exit and take Hwy 152 up to the Gilas
and straight to the campground. Iron Creek
Campground is in the middle of a recreational corridor
spanning from the Mimbres Valley to Hillsboro, along
NM Hwy 152. The campground is a popular destination
due to its high altitude and beautiful surroundings. The
area is dense with mixed conifer and a few aspen
trees. There is also a small creek running through the
campground that attracts wildlife of all description. The
area is easily accessed by most vehicles, during most
weather conditions.
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The trail is only a little over 5 miles long and takes approximately 4 hours or so to complete.