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Rim Trail

photo: East Rim Trail. Photo by Aaron Zhu.

Length: 13.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: At Slide Group Area on Sunset Rd off US 82 21 mi. E of Alamogordo.
State(s): New Mexico
Longitude: -105.75345
Latitude: 32.93734

Driving Directions

Take Hwy 130 south from Cloudcroft for 1.9 miles. Turn right (west) onto Sunspot Hwy (36563) for 0.2 miles. Paved pullout at entrance to Slide campground - trailhead parking.


Located on western rim of NM's Sacramento Mountains, the Rim Trail winds through pine and fir trees, quaking aspen and meadows. Several access points from Hwy 6563.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Document: USFS Trail Map/Overview
Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Max. E. Goodwin
District Ranger
Lincoln National Forest
Sacremento Ranger District
P.O. Box 288
Cloudcroft , NM 88317
(505) 682-2551



East Rim Trail. Photo by Aaron Zhu.

East Rim Trail. Photo by Aaron Zhu.


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