Hiking trail La Luz Otero

Altitude Profile (5,474 ft to 6,339 ft)

Altitude range

865 ft

Total climb

945 ft

Total descent

916 ft

GPSies-Index 4.75 ClimbByBike-Index 32.01 Fiets-Index 1.43

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8.61 miles
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These trails follow the old Alamogordo–Sacromento Mountains railroad, which over the past decade have slowly but surely been converted into the Cloudcroft Cloud Climbing trail system


I entered from Fresnal Canyon Rd, near the Salado Canyon Trestle (which you can hike over!). Not knowing where the trail went going west, I turned back after a short distance. Going east, you will pass Bridal Veil Falls and reach a very unmaintained part of the rail grade. I passed at least 4 or 5 destroyed/abandoned railroad trestles, the last of which was impassable (50 ft drop). Bushwhacking from there, I made it back to Fresnal Canyon Road and headed back to where I parked. I found the railroad grade again (which is apparently part of the Grand View trail), and followed it a short distance back to the impassable trestle.


The first portion of this trail is easy. A bit after Bridal Veil Falls, the grade is heavily overgrown and you need to be creative bypassing fallen trestles.

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flat  hilly  deserted, quiet  GPS recorded  solid  soft  rocky 

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Starting Coordinates

N 32°57.464' W 105°51.855'
N 32°57'27.869" W 105°51'51.325"
N +32.9577414 E -105.864257

Ending Coordinates

N 32°57.465' W 105°51.856'
N 32°57'27.906" W 105°51'51.364"
N +32.9577518 E -105.864268

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