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Spruce Spring Loop

3 reviews #10 hike out of 15 in
7.0 mi
Distance
3 hrs 22 min
Time
terrain
1,801 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate loop trail to Spruce Spring in Cibola National Forest.

This trail goes by Gallo Peak.


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    2 years, 2 months ago
    Neat rock formations in Red Canyon and beautiful views from the crest trail. Good tree cover most of the way with a few mountain meadows. Going up Red Canyon gets the steepest part over with first.
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    3 years, 9 months ago
    From the Red Canyon campground trailhead we hiked up Spruce Spring trail, along the Crest trail and down the Red Canyon trail – with a short, but sweet detour up Gallo Peak. Spruce Canyon trail takes a gradual route up to a saddle. A carpet of pine needles, golden Quacking Aspen and peek-a-boo views combined for a great hike. We left the trail to summit Gallo Peak where we enjoyed lunch and the view from the top. Quite the contrast looking down at the desert expanse reaching out from both sides of the little Manzano mountain range. Well marked, easy to follow trail.
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    3 years, 2 months ago
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dirtfish 1 year, 12 months ago
Red Canyon/Spruce Spring Loop 8/16/20
Not 11.96 miles. More like 7 or 8 miles.
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