South Ridge

Page Type
Route
Location:
New Mexico, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hiking
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Time Required:
Less than two hours
Difficulty:
Class 1

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South Ridge
Created On: Aug 1, 2008
Last Edited On: Oct 30, 2008

Facts

Distance - 0.7 miles (one-way)
Trailhead Elevation - 6460'
Summit Elevation - 7020'
Gain - 560'

Approach

See the "Getting There" section on the Point 7020 main page.

Route Description

Parking AreaParking area for the South Ridge route
Beginning of Old RoadThe beginning of the old road

Looking down at the roadA view of the beginning of the road from the ridge

From the parking lot follow the old, overgrown, road that heads north. The road will switchback across a small wash and begin heading southwest. The road will begin to climb higher until it reaches the south ridge. Here the trail comes to a "T" with another trail leading down the ridge. You will want to turn sharply to the right heading up the ridge. The ridge will gradually get steeper as you continue north towards the summit.







Sharp TurnSharp right turn: Leaving the road onto the ridge trail
On the RidgeThe trail heading up the south ridge
Rough TrailRough rocky section
Final PushFinal push to the summit

There are a few rough rocky sections where the trail will disappear. The trail will continue immediately after the rocky parts. Continue along this ridge trail to the summit.
Looking down the RidgeLooking down the south ridge at the upper portion of the route



Essential Gear

Typical gear for a short hike. Trekking poles may be helpful for the upper portion since it is steep and has a lot of loose rock.

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South Ridge

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Geography

Routes in New Mexico

Parents

Point 7020Routes