Hike #90 – Gila National Forest – FR 4246B

Sheep Corral Canyon Rd – to Forest Road 4246B


The girls and I decided it would be fun to go for a hike and then go to the new Little Toad Creek Inn for lunch. We drove up to Sheep Corral Canyon Rd and walked into the woods to the left – where in the past we’ve always walked to the right. It was a good climb uphill and then along one of the many ridges. Again it was mostly pine trees and shade. We eventually connect to FR 3131 where my last hike left off. We head down the opposite direction of 3131 and wind up back on Sheep Corral Canyon Road and decide to cross over and head up another trail (876, I think). We quickly run into a man with his dog and then further up we reach the Helicopter Pad and Lookout Point so named for good reason; there are beautiful views to the north.

Along the way we see old building foundations and stairs. It’s strange to be in the woods and come across cement stairs just sitting there alone. On the way back to the car we also see a small herd of deer in the distance. They disappeared before we were in camera range. Darn.

After our hike we drove up to the restaurant and have a wonderful lunch – I had the Asian Chicken Salad which was very good. They have many interesting things on the menu that I want to try, so we may have ourselves a new tradition!


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5.25 Miles / 4.0 Hours

90 down /10 to go


About Gila Hiker

First I hiked 100 different trails in a year, now I write a monthly article in Desert Exposure about a local hike. Come on out to Silver City..... and bring your hiking gear!

Posted on August 26, 2012, in Challenge, Gila National Forest, Hike, Hiking, Nature, New Mexico, Outdoor Activities, Outdoors, Silver City, Southwest and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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