Edge Canyon

4.5/5 (3 reviews)
Escondida, New Mexico (Socorro County)
Last Updated: 01/29/2022
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Highlights

The Edge Canyon Trail starts off from the Quebradas Backcountry Byway near Socorro, NM, where it meets one of several major arroyos in the Quebradas area, Arroyo de Los Pinos. With options in degrees of difficulty along the way, this trail provides challenges for any level of driver but no need to worry - the extreme sections can be bypassed. A rarity in this desert area, many old trees exist at the end of the trail providing a beautiful place to enjoy the beauty of the area. The Quebradas Backcountry Byway bisects the 6,000-acre Gordy’s Hill Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area. The lands here provide many recreational opportunities including offroad driving challenges for all experience levels and vehicle capabilities.

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Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (3 reviews)
Scott Mitchell
Official Crew
12150
Status: Open
Visited: 01/29/2022

Great day to hit multiple Quebradas/Gordy's Hill area trails. Dry trail surfaces with clear and sunny weather - upper 50's at the end of January! You cannot beat this area for great winter wheeling conditions.
Scott Mitchell
Official Crew
12150
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/12/2020

Ran the hardest sections that were doable in highly modified Jeeps including the lower part of the waterfall at Waypoint 4. Most of the waterfall is only suitable for buggies but it's fun to walk up and see the scars on the rocks where lots of paint, u-joints, metal and fluids (probably including tears) have been left behind. The bypasses are great for those wanting to do this trail without the extreme "Level 10" experience.
Trail Review: Edge Canyon - Scott Mitchell
Trail Review: Edge Canyon - Scott Mitchell
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Scott Mitchell
Official Crew
12150
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/26/2019

The optional extreme stretch of this trail starting at waypoint 4 is the real feature. It is gnarly, maybe too much for anything other than a buggy and even then, a lot of skill and winching would be required. The top of the bypass is a little sketchy - narrow, off-camber and loose. The end of the trail has a lot of trees which may make it one of the best spots in the area for camping.
Trail Review: Edge Canyon - Scott Mitchell
Trail Review: Edge Canyon - Scott Mitchell

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