Point 10057 is a ranked highpoint along the Manzano Mountain ridgecrest. It sits just south of Gallo Peak
and about three miles north of Manzano Peak; the only higher point in the Manzano Mountains. The eastern portion of the summit is tree covered but a few limestone cliffs on the western side allow for great views of the western plains, Mt Taylor
, and the Magdelena Mountains
Point 10057 from the summit of Gallo Peak
New Mexico Rank:
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From Albuquerque, head east on I-40 and take the exit 175 (Tijeras). Stay right on the off-ramp splits but go straight through the light onto Highway 337. Follow this road for about 35 miles until it hits a "T" with NM 55. Turn right at this intersection and continue to the town of Manzano. Just past the center of town take a right towards Red Canyon Campground and Manzano State Park on FR253. There are plenty of signs in this area that will point the way. Stay on the paved road for a few miles and take a hard right at the Red Canyon Campground sign. Eventually the road will turn to a well maintained dirt road. Continue on this road until it forks. Take the right fork for hiker parking and the Red Canyon Trailhead. The left fork will lead you to the Red Canyon Campground.
Point 10057 routes
Point 10057 is best reached from the Crest Trail that runs along the ridgecrest of the Manzano Mountains. While there are multiple way to get to the Crest Trail the Red Canyon Trail provides the shortest access for Point 10057. Due to its proximity to Gallo Peak these two summits can easily be combined for a nice tour of the central Manzano Mountains.
This trail follows the beautiful Red Canyon Trail to the Crest Trail. The Red Canyon Trail has a few small yet impressive cliffs, a nice stream, and numerous small waterfalls. The trail is shaded the entire way and offers some great chances for encountering wildlife. From the trailhead to the Crest you will climb about 1600 feet in just under 2.5 miles but once on the Crest Trail the hike is much easier with a few ups and downs.
Views from the summit:
Looking N Looking W
Portions of FR253 as well as the trails and campsites in this area may be closed during late fall and winter months. Contact the Mountainair Ranger District
With the Trigo Fire many trails and areas in the Manzano Mountains have been closed. Again, contact the ranger to get the latest information.
Camping is available at the Red Canyon Campground near the trailhead. Campsites are $7 per night.
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