Silver Spring, FR162, is a dirt road that winds through Lincoln Nation Forest near the small mountain town of Cloudcroft. The west portion is just over 6,600 feet in elevation and is primarily a graded gravel road with great views of the desert and valleys below. There are a couple of camping spots in this section.
The forest becomes denser in the central and eastern portions, with more opportunities for camping. The trail gains elevation towards the east end, peaking at over 8,700 feet.
There are no significant obstacles other than the possibility of snow or mud, depending on the season. Several other trails connect to FR 162, including a fire tower overlook on the east side. If camping, there are parcels of private land with signage dotted along this trail.
Camping spot on the west side: (32.97571, -105.82628)
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