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Forest Road 144

Forest Road 144

Forest Road 144

Page Type: Route

Location: New Mexico, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 36.00780°N / 106.384°W

Object Title: Forest Road 144

Route Type: Mountaineering

Season: Fall

Time Required: Half a day

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Page By: streeyyr

Created/Edited: Jan 26, 2005 / Mar 12, 2007

Object ID: 163680

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Route Description

From the parking spot at about 10,500', start heading up a footpath that starts at the road. The path is marked by a blaze on a tree. If you can't find it, it's no big deal. Just start climbing up the forested slope. The slope is steep at first. The footpath helps, but it doesn't last for very long. We climbed up and to the right, and worked our way around to the northwest slopes of the mountain. After about 500', the slope moderated and we entered an open area. We then climbed up and to the left, and made the final push up the grassy slopes to the summit. A large rock cairn marks the top.

Hiking Distance: About 3 miles round trip.
Elevation Gain: 1,100'.


Looking up towards the summit...