Coyote Exit

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5/5 (3 reviews)
Escondida, New Mexico (Socorro County)
Last Updated: 08/27/2023

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Culminating in an overlook that's over a mile high, the Coyote Exit trail is one of the most interesting ways to get a 360-degree view of the Quebradas area. The panorama at the top includes the Sierra de la Campana, Fra Cristobal, Chupadera, San Mateo, Magdalena, and Sierra Ladrones Mountains - all are in view, as are the Socorro, Strawberry, and Polvadera Peaks. In spring, wildflowers and cacti bloom along the trail as it winds its way up through the Coyote Hills. The trail gets its name for being a less harrowing route back to the Quebradas Road for the few that can make it up the notorious and extreme Coyote Hills trail. The Quebradas (Spanish for "breaks") are located between two major protected wildlife areas, the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge to the north and Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge to the south. There are many 4WD trails along the Quebradas Backcountry Byway, which bisects the 6,000-acre Gordy’s Hill Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area, providing offroad driving challenges for all experience levels and offroad vehicle capabilities.
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