Flagstone Road

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4.4/5 (6 reviews)
Escondida, New Mexico (Socorro County)
Last Updated: 08/27/2023

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Flagstone Road gets its name from when it was a path for folks to head into the Coyote Hills to harvest flagstone, a popular material used in local architecture and landscaping. The 360-degree vistas along this trail are spectacular, and the array of rocks and fossils along the way is endlessly fascinating. Located in the Quebradas, an area known for its striking geological formations, including colorful rock layers, eroded cliffs, and distinctive landforms, Flagstone Road is the perfect trail for getting dirt under your tires and exploring the beauty of the New Mexico desert.

In addition to offroading, the area around the Quebradas Backcountry Byway offers several outdoor activities, including hiking, photography, birdwatching, and geology exploration. The unique rock formations and desert landscapes provide opportunities for both short walks and longer hikes.

The byway takes travelers through a variety of desert landscapes, including badlands, canyons, and arroyos (dry streambeds). The stark beauty of the desert scenery is a highlight of the byway.

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