Arroyo de la Parida

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Sandstone bluffs tower above this trail as it winds its way up an expansive arroyo, into the Coyote Hills. The low canyon created by the flash floods that flow through Arroyo de la Parida is very scenic. Traveling along the arroyo floor and seeing tell-tale​ signs of massive water flows, you can al...Read More
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Highlights of Arroyo de la Parida

Camping Category IconCamping
Desert Category IconDesert
Sand Category IconSand
Scenic Category IconScenic
Wash Category IconWash
Highest Elevation
5030 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Nearest Town
Escondida
Nearest Services
Lemitar
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Socorro Field Office

Overview

Sandstone bluffs tower above this trail as it winds its way up an expansive arroyo, into the Coyote Hills. The low canyon created by the flash floods that flow through Arroyo de la Parida is very scenic. Traveling along the arroyo floor and seeing tell-tale​ signs of massive water flows, you can almost forget that you are in the harsh, high desert badlands of the Quebradas. The Quebradas/Gordy's Hill OHV Area offers diverse recreation opportunities including many trails that traverse deeply dissected canyons, high sandstone and limestone bluffs, terraces, and escarpments. On the higher ridges of the Coyote Hills, there are scenic views of the Rio Grande Valley to the west. There are a variety of 4WD trails here, offering challenges for all experience levels.

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32 Trail Photos
2 Trail Concerns
6 Community Reviews
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