Cruce de Parida

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3.5/5 (2 reviews)
Escondida, New Mexico (Socorro County)
Last Updated: 02/02/2019

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Cruce de Parida (Parida Crossing) is a short and easy connecting trail in the Coyote Hills that brings four area trails together and provides access to the Arroyo de la Parida. The tranquility and scenery of this desert area is relaxing and picturesque, with red earth and ancient sandstone cliffs climbing out of deep arroyos. Whether you want to explore, camp, hunt for rocks, or just get some fresh air and sunshine, planning a trip within the network of trails that Cruce de Parida connects is a great way to go. Flora and fauna abound in this rugged yet beautiful 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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3.5/5 (2)
Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/23/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Cruce de Parida is an easy connector trail. Even though I'd only consider it mildly challenging, I think a difficulty rating of 2 would be more appropriate. The scenic views are beautiful. There's a gate at Waypoint 2. Be sure to leave it as you found it after going through.
Trail Review: Cruce de Parida - Dominik Vereno
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 02/02/2019

Just a short little connector, nothing you'd go out to run on its own, but the trails it connects are a blast!

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