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Continental Divide Trail Segment 7 (Shuttle Hike)

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Ponderosa Pine, Pinon & Oak Moderate to Easy hike. Mountain views.
Near:Pinos Altos, NM
Distance:8.5 miles
Elevation Gain:100 ft
Hike Time:3.5 hours
Trail Condition:Well maintained trail
HikeType:Point to Point

Summary: The hike is best done as a shuttle. Drop a vehicle off at the ending access point at Little Walnut Road,a paved road heading North out of Silver City. It becomes a dirt road ( Forest Rd 506), just past the Little Walnut Picnic area. Continue approx. 1.9 miles further to the Trailhead where there is plenty of room to park. Then drive to the beginning Trailhead North of Pinos Altos to begin the hike.The chances of meeting another person(s) is very slim. On my last hike at Bear Creek, I met a couple from Germany. They were just coming out of their tent. They had come up the trail on the previous day, and were going to hike Segment 8, North from Arrastra after breakfast. Be sure to carry sufficient water for the 4 to 5 hour hike. Water may be available during the summer rainy season and early spring. but don't rely on it. The trail stays mainly on the ridges but occasionally traverses down and through the drainages. A highlite is the view of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery
Trailhead: Take SR 15 from Silver City to approx. 1 mile North of Pinos Altos. Turn Right at the well maked Arastra Site turn off. Parking is available at the Trailhead. Take the Trail West accross SR 15 to where the trail crosses Bear Creek. There are abundant campsites available here. (Lat:32.5257 Lon:-108.1325)
Trail Guides for Continental Divide Trail Segment 7 (Shuttle Hike):
The New Mexco Continental Divide Trail
by Bob Julyan (Westcliffe Publishers Inc.)

Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District (505) 388-8201
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Bob Roehler
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