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Overlook (T5001B)

Intermediate
 3.0 (2)

An easy trail leading to a great overlook and connecting to several other trails.


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0.3

Miles

0.4

KM

Point to Point

8,689' 2,649 m

High

8,567' 2,611 m

Low

4' 1 m

Up

122' 37 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy trail for a family walk. Good views of the valley below at the end of the trail.

Description

This trail starts just west of the railroad depot replica. It is fairly level and easy to hike. The overlook has very good views of the valley below and White Sands National Monument. This trail connects to other good trails nearby.

Flora & Fauna

This trails has lots of trees, pines, oaks and lots of wildflowers during the summer.

Shared By:

Eric Borer with improvements by Jean-Claude Linossi

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  3.0 from 2 votes

#14

in Cloudcroft

#27554

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#14

in Cloudcroft

#396

in New Mexico

#27,554

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Photos

Looking west from the overlook with White Sands on the horizon.
Jun 23, 2018 near La Luz, NM
Remains of another railroad Trestle
Oct 28, 2017 near La Luz, NM
View from Devil's Elbow Overlook
Oct 28, 2017 near La Luz, NM
Beginning of trail.
Jun 23, 2018 near La Luz, NM

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Sep 3, 2019
Jean-Claude Linossi
Have hiked this short trail several times on my visits to the Cloudcroft area. This trail has good views of the Valley. 0.3mi — 0h 10m