Arroyo del Coyote

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1.7/5 (3 reviews)
Escondida, New Mexico (Socorro County)
Last Updated: 01/26/2019
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Located in the Quebradas, an area known for its stunning variety of exposed geological features, Arroyo del Coyote is one of several paths into the Coyote Hills. The name Quebradas (Spanish for “breaks”), refers to the numerous arroyos, ravines and cliffs of this beautiful high desert region. This trail runs through a narrow, craggy section of arroyo then gently meanders uphill until it connects with Flagstone Road, one of the many 4WD trails in the area. Flora and fauna abound in this harsh, rugged, yet beautiful desert landscape. At certain times of day, you may see area wildlife including gray fox, mule deer, coyote, bobcat, porcupine, raccoon, ground squirrel, opossum, jackrabbit, cottontail and of course, always be on the lookout for rattlesnakes!

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1.7/5 (3)
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Permanently Closed
Rated 1/5
Visited: 01/13/2023

Trail is still blocked by fence near the bottom.
Permanently Closed
Rated 1/5
Visited: 09/15/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

No closed sign up top. Started up top. Super faint. Narrow, scratchy and over grown. Hit a barbed wire fence at the bottom. Sign up at the bottom said closed for reseeding.
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 12/16/2018

Nice trail for staying close to the main Quebradas road. A little on the narrow side in spots so if members of your group are averse to getting their rig scratched up. they may need to turn around. Lots of vegetation.

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