Caballo Lake Trail     
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Moderate
28.5 Miles - point to point
4199' - 7352'
All Year

"Ranging in elevation from just over 4,000 feet to nearly 7,500 feet, the Caballo Lake / Palomas Gap Trail takes you through Apache Gap, and then around and up the east side of the Caballo Mountains. Just past Waypoint CP01-05 is an excellent overlook of Caballo Lake. The trail continues down and then up the east side of Timber Mountain to the peak at nearly 7,500 feet (Waypoint CP01-07). Next is the switchback descent down the north side of the mountain and into Rincon Basin. From here the trail travels along Lead Mine Canyon, through the Palomas Gap, down to Red Canyon, across the Rio Grande, and dumps you out onto Hwy 187 south of Truth or Consequences. The Caballo Lake / Palomas Gap Trail is about 25 miles long and takes about 6 to 7 hours."

- New Mexico 4-Wheelers



Trail Maps      

Apache Gap   (USGS Topo)
Caballo   (USGS Topo)
Palomas Gap   (USGS Topo)
Williamsburg   (USGS Topo)

Trail Links      

New Mexico 4-Wheelers  (View this site)

Directions      

From Interstate 25 - Las Cruces (65 Miles)
- Head North on Interstate 25 (56 Miles)
- Take exit 59 toward Caballo State Park (0.2 Miles)
- Turn right onto Highway 187 (2.8 Miles)
- Turn left onto County Rd B38 (1.2 Miles)
- Turn left onto Tumbleweed Rd (0.8 Miles)
- Take the 2nd right onto Milkweed Rd (0.3 Miles)
- Turn left onto County Rd B012 (1.0 Mile)
- Continue straight on County Rd A003 (2.4 Miles)
- Turn right onto Paso Rd / the trailhead

From Interstate 25 - Las Cruces (175 Miles)
- Head South on Interstate 25 (166 Miles)
- Take exit 59 toward Caballo State Park (0.2 Miles)
- Turn right onto Highway 187 (2.8 Miles)
- Turn left onto County Rd B38 (1.2 Miles)
- Turn left onto Tumbleweed Rd (0.8 Miles)
- Take the 2nd right onto Milkweed Rd (0.3 Miles)
- Turn left onto County Rd B012 (1.0 Mile)
- Continue straight on County Rd A003 (2.4 Miles)
- Turn right onto Paso Rd / the trailhead