This trip will take us to the lightly visited Aldo Leopold Wilderness. We will be following the Mimbres River upstream for the length of the trip. We will take Trail 77 upstream until we reach the junction with Trail 78. We will find a nice camp around this area. There will be several river crossings. Mimbres River is more like a stream but it is wide and deep enough to dunk your boots. Please bring an extra pair of boots, water shoes, or whatever you prefer. Flash flooding can occur in this area and at this time of year. We will assess the situation when we are there. expect this to be a wet trip. Wildflowers are abundant. Bring your camera. Options for day hikes include Reeds Peak, Mcknight Mountain, and Mimbres Lakes which have outstanding views of the wilderness.
Please Note: Anyone attending our trips must have a signed Waiver & Release form on file with us. This waiver covers all trips and activities so you only have to sign it once. If you have not already signed this form, it can be downloaded from our Files section and turned in to the organizer when you arrive for the trip.
If you RSVP Yes for this trip please plan on attending. Please read our RSVP Policy located in our "Pages" section
The deadline for changing a "Yes" RSVP to a "No" RSVP is July 20, 2012
Trip Dates: July 27 (Friday evening) thru July 29 (Sunday hike out)
Drive Time to Campground/Trailhead:4.5 hours from ABQ
Campground/Trailhead Location: Trailhead
Directions to Campground/Trailhead: Take I-25 South and take the exit for Silver City Highway 152. Continue through the Black Range and pass a couple settlements until you start to descend on the other side of the Range. continue west on 152. Go north on Highway 35 in Central. In 15.2 Miles turn east to NM 61 at the wall Lake turnoff (Also North Star Road). In about 8 miles you will see a sign for the Continental Divide Trail and Mimbres River Trail #77. Drive 3/4 mile to the corral and trailhead.
Trip Rating: Easy
Trail Length: 6.5 miles Saturday, 6.5 miles Sunday, 13 miles total (day hike options)
Elevation Gain:735 ft
Elevation Range: 6,940 feet to 7675 feet
Expected Temps: Highs in 90's, lows near 50
Notice: Disregard the info/map directions link as it is incorrect!
Contact Derrick with any questions