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Continental Divide Trail Data Book

Section NM1-NM5, Mile 0.0 to 116.6

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Continental Divide Trail
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Trail Section
Section Overview
Mileage
Start Mile:0.0
End Mile:116.6
Distance:116.6
Elevation
Start Elevation:4297
End Elevation:6394
Min Elevation:4189
Avg Elevation:4882
Max Elevation:6643
Elevation Gain (approximate):8005
Elevation Loss (approximate):-5925
Net Elevation Change:2097
Roads
State highways crossed: 5
Interstates crossed: 2
Primary/Secondary roads crossed: 36
County roads crossed: 3
US highways crossed: 1
Total roads crossed: 47
Popular Resupply
MileElevDFTName
85.4 4265 0 Lordsburg NM
DFT is straight line distance from trail departure point.
Climate
°F Mean Prc SWE %Cov Max
Jan 59/20 40 1.5 0 0 1.7
Feb 64/21 44 1.2 0 0 1.3
Mar 70/24 49 1.3 0 0 0.2
Apr 80/30 57 0.5 0 0 0.0
May 89/36 65 0.4 0 0 0.0
Jun 98/45 74 1.0 0 0 0.0
Jul 97/51 77 4.3 0 0 0.0
Aug 94/49 74 4.1 - - -
Sep 90/44 69 2.4 - - -
Oct 81/34 59 1.6 - - -
Nov 68/26 48 1.2 0 0 0.5
Dec 60/20 41 1.9 0 0 0.8
Min temp is minimum average low and high temp is maximum average high in section. Does not account for 'heat waves' or 'cold spells', may alter temp by 10-15° or more. Precip is not snow, SWE is 'Snow Water Equivalence' in inches, MAX is max SWE. Cover is average monthly percent of snow cover. No snow data for Aug, Sep, Oct. Snow data begins Nov 2003.
Section Elevation Range
RangeMiles%
4000-500092.379.1
5000-60008.97.6
6000-700015.413.2
Named Lakes/Wetlands/Glaciers
Name Mile DFT Acres Trail
Elev
Water
Elev
Hale Tank 10.8 89 1 5193 5185
Elkins Tank 19.3 297 0 4688 4673
New Coyote Tank 52.5 91 1 4711 4710
Gold Hill Tank 105.8 133 1 6246 6252
Seep Tank 108.4 66 0 6066 6066
Knight Canyon Tank 111.0 519 0 6105 6077
Within a quarter mile of trail. DFT is distance from trail in feet. Mile is closest trail mile to lake, not necessarily the best access. Acres is the area of the lake.
Named Drainages
MileElevName
75.8 4763 Mansfield Wash
Section Land Cover
TypeMiles%
shrub/scrub106.0290.92
grassland/herbaceous4.393.77
evergreen2.161.85
developed; open space1.911.64
developed; medium intensity0.770.66
developed; low intensity0.630.54
barren0.460.40
developed; high intensity0.150.13
woody wetlands0.110.10
Section Tree Cover
TypeMiles%
No tree cover102.5787.97
Evergreen oak woodland 7.256.22
Pinyon juniper woodland 6.785.81
Fire Perimeters
YearNameMiles%
Public/Physical Boundary
TypeNameMiles%
Forest Gila National Forest 19.0 16.3
State New Mexico 116.6 100.0
County Grant 36.1 31.0
County Hidalgo 80.5 69.0
Basin Lower Colorado Region 63.9 54.8
Basin Rio Grande Region 52.7 45.2
Physiographic Intermontane Plateaus 116.6 100.0
Geology
AgeTypeMiles%
Quaternary Alluvium; 54.4 46.7
Middle Proterozoic Plutonic rock; 11.0 9.5
Tertiary and Cretaceous Andesite; Intermediate volcanic rock 9.4 8.1
Quaternary and Tertiary Conglomerate; Sandstone 9.3 7.9
Tertiary Pyroclastic rock; Tuff 9.1 7.8
Cretaceous Clastic rock; Mixed carbonate/clastic rock 4.7 4.0
Quaternary and Tertiary Alluvium; Unconsolidated material 3.3 2.8
Permian Sedimentary rock; 3.0 2.6
Permain and Pennsylvanian Medium-grained mixed clastic rock; Carbonate rock 2.8 2.4
Lower Proterozoic Felsic metavolcanic rock; Plutonic rock 2.7 2.3
Tertiary and Cretaceous Granodiorite; Granitoid 1.5 1.3
Tertiary Andesite; Basalt 1.2 1.0
Cretaceous Shale; Sandstone 1.1 0.9
Tertiary Volcanic rock; Intermediate volcanic rock 1.1 1.0
Mississippian Limestone; Medium-grained mixed clastic rock 1.0 0.8
Quaternary Lake or marine sediment; Alluvium 0.7 0.6
Tertiary Quartz monzonite; Granitoid 0.3 0.2
Cretaceous Medium-grained mixed clastic rock; Volcanic rock 0.1 0.0
Road Crossings
MileElevTypeName
2.2 4383 County Co Rd C119
25.9 4383 State State Hwy 81
29.1 4708 County Co Rd C019
36.2 4727 Pri/Sec Co 19
45.5 4698 State State Hwy 9
45.5 4698 Pri/Sec S Well Rd
54.7 4580 Pri/Sec County Line
55.5 4507 Pri/Sec Pipeline Rd
58.4 4468 State State Hwy 113
59.7 4501 Pri/Sec Co Rd C010
78.4 4583 County Co Rd A009
84.4 4344 Pri/Sec Sotol Dr
84.5 4340 Pri/Sec Cactus Dr
84.6 4333 Pri/Sec Buena Vista St
84.7 4327 Pri/Sec Yucca Dr
84.7 4324 Pri/Sec Ash St
84.7 4324 Pri/Sec Ash St
84.8 4317 Pri/Sec Poplar St
84.9 4304 Pri/Sec Pine St
85.0 4297 Pri/Sec Pyramid St
85.0 4294 State State Hwy 494
85.1 4294 Interstate I- 10
85.1 4291 Interstate I- 10
85.1 4288 Pri/Sec E Wabash St
85.2 4284 Pri/Sec E Railway Blvd
85.2 4284 Pri/Sec E 9th St
85.3 4281 Pri/Sec E 8th St
85.3 4274 Pri/Sec E 7th St
85.4 4268 Pri/Sec E 6th St
85.4 4261 Pri/Sec E 5th St
85.5 4258 Pri/Sec E 4th St
85.6 4255 Pri/Sec E 3rd St
85.6 4251 Pri/Sec E 2nd St
85.6 4251 US US Hwy 70
85.7 4248 Pri/Sec W Motel Dr
85.7 4238 Pri/Sec Duncan Hwy
85.8 4245 Pri/Sec E A St
85.9 4242 Pri/Sec B St
86.0 4232 Pri/Sec C St
86.6 4192 Pri/Sec Fletcher Rd
87.6 4209 Pri/Sec Lee Trevino Dr
100.6 5862 Pri/Sec Ranch Rd
104.2 6545 Pri/Sec Walking X Ranch Rd
108.5 6072 Pri/Sec C Bar Ranch Rd
108.6 6095 State State Hwy 90
110.9 6099 Pri/Sec Knights Canyon Rd
113.1 6230 Pri/Sec Gold Gulch Rd
Passes/Gaps
NameElevMile
Lightning Strikes
AvgMax
Jan 2 4
Feb 3 10
Mar 2 19
Apr 2 7
May 6 28
Jun 5 54
Jul 13 100
Aug 14 77
Sep 6 62
Oct 2 11
Nov 2 14
Dec 2 6
Near trail lightning strikes
Shelters
NameElevMile
Waypoint Detail
Desc Mile DTN DTP NW Elev LPL HPL Comment
US/Mexico
Hidalgo
New Mexico 0.0 2.2 0.0 4297 4297 4297
NM Seg 1
01-022XX X Road
Commodore Rd 2.2 0.0 2.2 4383 4383 4383
01-044GT 4.3 0.6 2.1 4576 4383 4580 Gate
01-049GT 4.9 2.0 0.6 4560 4550 4580 Gate
01-069XL 6.9 1.9 2.0 4835 4560 4835 L at int
01-088GT 8.8 1.2 1.9 5022 4835 5022 Gate
01-100RR 10.0 0.8 1.2 5213 5022 5213 R on Jeep tr.
Hale Tank 10.8 0.5 0.8 5193 5190 5275
01-113XX 11.3 0.7 0.5 5095 5095 5193 Follow wash
Sheridan Canyon 12.0 0.2 0.7 4993 4993 5101
Sheridan Canyon 12.2 0.9 0.2 4977 4973 4993
Sheridan Canyon 13.1 0.6 0.9 4885 4885 4977
01-137XL 13.7 0.2 0.6 4796 4796 4885 L at Gate
01-139MC 13.9 0.2 0.2 4835 4796 4845 Follow Cairns
01-137WT 14.1 2.7 0.2 4839 4822 4852 Water Cache Box
Thompson Canyon 16.8 0.1 2.7 4806 4793 4921
01-168XX 16.9 0.5 0.1 4822 4806 4832 X Road
01-173MC 17.4 1.7 0.5 4872 4822 4872 Follow Cairns
01-190GT 19.1 0.2 1.7 4721 4704 4888 Stile
Elkins Tank 19.3 1.1 0.2 4688 4688 4724
Horse Pasture Canyon 20.4 0.5 1.1 4658 4658 4770
01-206XX 20.9 0.5 0.5 4635 4616 4658 X Road
01-212MC 21.4 0.6 0.5 4580 4563 4639 Follow Cairns
01-217GT 22.0 0.1 0.6 4504 4504 4580 Stile
01-219MC 22.1 0.1 0.1 4498 4491 4504 Follow Cairns
01-219WT 22.2 1.8 0.1 4488 4484 4504 Windmill .5 mile NE
01-238XX 24.0 1.8 1.8 4314 4314 4498 X Road
01-255WT 25.8 0.1 1.8 4373 4294 4373 Water Box
NM Seg 2
State Hwy 81 25.9 2.2 0.0 4383 4383 4383
NM Seg 2
02-023WS 28.1 0.7 2.2 4635 4383 4635 Nasty Water in pond
02-029GT 28.8 0.3 0.7 4691 4635 4691 Gate
02-033XX 29.1 0.0 0.3 4708 4678 4717 X Road
Hachita Peak Rd
02-056GT 31.4 2.9 2.3 4803 4645 4822 Gate
Hidalgo 34.3 1.6 2.9 4895 4780 5055
02-101XX 35.9 0.3 1.6 4734 4730 4895 Ahead at int
02-103RX Follow Road Ahead
Co 19 36.2 0.2 0.0 4727 4727 4734
Grant 36.4 1.8 0.2 4714 4714 4727
02-124XR 38.2 0.8 1.8 4786 4711 4835 LV Rd R AZ019
02-132XX 39.0 0.1 0.8 4740 4737 4786 X Road
02-133WT 39.1 1.6 0.1 4734 4734 4740 Water tank 500' E
02-148XX 40.7 1.7 1.6 4662 4662 4740 X Road
Baylor Canyon 42.4 1.2 1.7 4819 4662 4849
02-177XX 43.6 0.3 1.2 4812 4799 4891 X Pwr Ln Road
02-180XX 43.9 1.4 0.3 4760 4760 4812 X Road
02-192GT 45.3 0.2 0.0 4688 4685 4780 Stile
02-194WT Water Cache Box 200' W
NM Seg 3
State Hwy 9
S Well Rd 45.5 1.5 0.0 4698 4698 4698
NM Seg 3
03-015WT 47.0 0.7 1.5 4662 4648 4724 Tire Tank Good H2O
03-022RX 47.7 0.4 0.7 4671 4662 4675 Follow Road
03-026XL 48.1 0.3 0.4 4665 4665 4675 Lv Road
03-029WT 48.4 0.8 0.3 4704 4665 4704 Tire Tank Good H2O
03-038RL 49.2 0.2 0.8 4717 4691 4753 Follow Road L
Vista Tank 49.4 1.0 0.2 4717 4714 4717
03-050WT 50.4 2.1 1.0 4822 4717 4826 Water Tank
03-070XX 52.5 1.4 0.0 4714 4711 4714 Road Ends
New Coyote Tank
03-084HP 53.9 0.7 1.4 4773 4678 4773 Saddle
Grant 54.6 0.1 0.7 4589 4589 4773
County Line 54.7 0.8 0.0 4580 4580 4589
Hidalgo
03-100XX 55.5 1.3 0.0 4507 4507 4507 X Gas Line Road
Pipeline Rd
03-113GT 56.8 0.1 1.3 4452 4452 4563 Gate
03-114XX 56.9 0.9 0.1 4448 4445 4452 X Road
03-122XX 57.8 0.4 0.9 4471 4448 4501 X Road
03-127WT 58.2 0.2 0.4 4481 4471 4514 Water Box
NM Seg 4
State Hwy 113 58.4 1.3 0.0 4468
NM Seg 4
04-014XX X Road
Co Rd C010 59.7 0.0 1.3 4501 4448 4501
04-029GT 61.2 0.4 1.5 4379 4379 4520 Gate
04-032WT 61.6 0.5 0.0 4360 4360 4360 Lower Camp Tank
Lower Camp Tank
04-038XX 62.1 1.1 0.5 4386 4356 4386 X Road
04-049WS Dry 2014
Lake/pond/tank 63.2 0.5 0.0 4461 4461 4461
04-054XX 63.7 0.5 0.5 4488 4461 4488 X Road
04-058GT 64.2 1.3 0.0 4484 4484 4491 Gate
Pride Draw
04-072GT 65.5 1.1 1.3 4507 4475 4507 Gate
Williams Tank
Uhl Draw 66.6 1.2 0.0 4475 4475 4507
04-095WS 67.8 0.9 1.2 4458 4458 4494 Nasty water 2014
04-105WT 68.7 0.2 0.9 4442 4438 4461 Water Trough 2014
04-106XX 68.9 0.1 0.2 4442 4438 4442 X Road
04-107GT 69.0 1.4 0.1 4442 4442 4442 Gate
04-120XX 70.4 0.3 1.4 4543 4442 4547 X Road
Oak Canyon 70.7 0.5 0.3 4540 4520 4547
04-129WT 71.2 0.7 0.5 4616 4537 4619 Water Tank 2014
04-135GT 71.9 0.2 0.7 4596 4586 4616 Gate
McWirter Canyon
Rockhouse Canyon 72.1 0.0 0.2 4553 4553 4560
04-140RR 72.4 0.6 0.3 4586 4553 4586 Follow Road R
04-147RL 73.0 0.8 0.6 4625 4586 4625 Left on rd AZ 300
04-154WS 73.8 0.7 0.8 4708 4625 4708 Dry 2014
04-161WT Water Tank Full 2014
Lake/pond/tank 74.5 1.3 0.0 4763 4704 4770
04-174WT 75.8 0.0 1.3 4780 4770 4835 Solar Windmill good 2014
04-175GT Gate
Mansfield Wash
04-186XR 77.0 0.3 1.2 4685 4681 4799 Leave Road R
04-187WT 77.3 0.9 0.3 4648 4648 4685 Windmill good 2014
04-198WT 78.2 0.2 0.9 4576 4576 4648 Water Cache Box
04-200XX X Road
Co Rd A009 78.4 0.0 0.2 4583
Mudhole Draw
04-208GT 79.2 0.6 0.8 4648 4583 4671 Stile
Bluebird Draw 79.8 0.1 0.6 4678 4642 4681
04-214XX 79.9 0.3 0.1 4691 4671 4694 X Road
04-218RX 80.2 0.2 0.3 4688 4688 4734 Follow Road N
04-219XR 80.4 0.3 0.2 4704 4688 4704 Lv Road R
04-222WT 80.7 0.1 0.3 4671 4662 4704 Cow Trough good 2014
04-223XX X Road
Aberdeen Draw 80.8 0.4 0.0 4648 4648 4665
04-228XX 81.2 0.1 0.4 4629 4629 4662 X Road
04-229XX 81.3 0.2 0.1 4616 4616 4629 X Road
04-231XX 81.5 0.5 0.2 4612 4599 4616 X Road
04-235XX 82.0 0.8 0.5 4573 4566 4612 X Road
04-243XX 82.8 0.4 0.8 4484 4484 4586 X Road
04-247XX 83.2 0.2 0.4 4445 4442 4484 X Road
04-250XX 83.4 0.2 0.2 4425 4419 4445 X Road
04-251XX 83.6 0.1 0.2 4435 4425 4435 X Road
NM Seg 5 83.7 0.0 0.1 4406 4406 4435
NM Seg 5
Sotol Dr 84.4 0.1 0.7 4343 4344 4406
Cactus Dr 84.5 0.1 0.1 4340 4340 4344
Buena Vista St 84.6 0.1 0.1 4333 4333 4340
Yucca Dr 84.7 0.1 0.0 4327 4327 4333
Zinc St
Ash St
Poplar St 84.8 0.1 0.1 4317 4317 4324
Pine St 84.9 0.1 0.1 4304 4304 4317
Pyramid St
State Hwy 494 85.0 0.0 0.1 4294 4294 4297
05-014RX X IH10
US Hwy 70
US Hwy 70 85.1 0.1 0.0 4291 4291 4294
E Wabash St
E Railway Blvd
E 9th St 85.2 0.0 0.1 4284 4284 4284
E 8th St
E 7th St 85.3 0.1 0.0 4274 4274 4281
Lordsburg NM 85.4 0.0 0.1 4265 4265 4268
E 6th St
E 5th St
E 4th St 85.5 0.1 0.1 4258 4258 4261
E 3rd St 85.6 0.1 0.0 4255 4255 4258
E 2nd St
US Hwy 70
05-020RL 85.7 0.1 0.0 4248 4248 4251 L on Motel
05-021RR R on Hwy 70
W Motel Dr
Duncan Hwy
E A St 85.8 0.1 0.1 4245 4238 4248
B St 85.9 0.1 0.1 4242 4242 4245
C St 86.0 0.6 0.1 4232 4232 4242
Fletcher Rd 86.6 1.0 0.6 4192 4189 4232
Lee Trevino Dr 87.6 0.3 1.0 4209 4189 4209
05-042RR 87.9 0.3 0.3 4219 4209 4219 R on Hwy 90
05-045XR 88.2 1.1 0.3 4222 4219 4222 R on Trail
05-056GT 89.3 2.0 1.1 4268 4222 4268 Gate
05-076XX 91.3 0.2 0.0 4370 4370 4370 Power Line
Hoodoo Canyon
05-079XX 91.5 0.4 0.2 4383 4370 4383 X Road
05-082XX 91.9 0.6 0.4 4406 4383 4406 Power Line
05-088GT 92.5 1.3 0.6 4461 4406 4461 Stile
05-101GT 93.8 0.4 1.3 4596 4461 4596 Gate
05-105XX 94.2 0.8 0.4 4648 4596 4648 X Road
Gold Hill Canyon 95.0 0.3 0.8 4753 4648 4753
05-116XX 95.3 1.5 0.3 4793 4753 4793 X Road
Engineer Canyon 96.8 1.0 1.5 5013 4793 5013
05-141GT 97.8 0.2 1.0 5242 5013 5242 Stile
05-143RL 98.0 0.5 0.0 5301 5295 5301 Left on Road
Gila National Forest
05-148WS 98.5 0.7 0.0 5423 5423 5423 Tank Dry 2014
Hidalgo
05-155WS Nasty in 2014
Grant 99.2 0.0 0.7 5567 5567 5567
05-156RR 99.3 0.2 0.1 5583 5567 5583 R at Int AZ080
05-158RL L at Int
Engineer Canyon 99.5 0.7 0.0 5613 5583 5616
05-165GT 100.2 0.2 0.7 5810 5616 5813 Gate
05-166WT 100.4 0.1 0.2 5833 5810 5833 OK in 2014
05-167RL 100.5 0.1 0.1 5859 5833 5859 L at int.
Ranch Rd 100.6 0.6 0.1 5862 5859 5869
05-175RR 101.2 0.8 0.6 5872 5862 5935 R at Int.
05-183GT 102.0 0.2 0.8 6099 5872 6118 Gate
Z X Canyon 102.2 0.3 0.2 6089 6066 6105
05-188RL 102.5 1.0 0.3 6158 6089 6158 L at Int.
05-197RR 103.5 0.0 1.0 6259 6145 6279 R at Int.
05-198WT OK in 2014
Walking X Ranch Rd 104.2 0.2 0.7 6545 6266 6545
05-206XX 104.4 0.2 0.2 6584 6545 6597 Begin Trail
05-209GT 104.6 0.7 0.2 6581 6571 6601 Gate
05-215XR 105.3 0.4 0.7 6417 6417 6643 R at Int.
C Bar Canyon 105.7 0.1 0.4 6250 6250 6420
Gold Hill Tank 105.8 0.1 0.1 6246 6236 6250
05-221OP 105.9 0.5 0.1 6253 6246 6253 Cow Camp
05-226XX 106.4 1.6 0.5 6269 6253 6315 X Power Line
05-243GT 108.0 0.4 1.6 6085 6076 6269 Gate
05-247RL 108.4 0.0 0.4 6072 6066 6072 L on Road
Seep Tank
Walking X Ranch Rd 108.5 0.1 0.1 6072 6072 6072
05-248RX 108.6 0.3 0.0 6095 6072 6099 X Hwy 90
State Hwy 90
05-251RX 108.9 0.1 0.3 6112 6095 6138 X Power Line
05-252XL 109.0 1.9 0.1 6099 6095 6112 Leave Road L
05-271XX X Road
Knights Canyon Rd 110.9 0.5 0.0 6099 6099 6099
05-275GT 111.4 0.7 0.5 6138 6099 6145 Gate
05-283GT 112.1 1.0 0.7 6269 6135 6286 Gate
05-292WT Windmill Good in 2014
05-293XX X Road
Gold Gulch Rd
Lake/pond/tank 113.1 0.0 1.0 6220 6220 6220
05-305GT 114.4 0.7 1.3 6509 6230 6509 Gate
05-312RR 115.1 0.1 0.7 6453 6397 6519 R on Road
05-313RR 115.2 0.1 0.1 6443 6433 6459 R at Int.
05-314XL 115.3 0.6 0.1 6400 6400 6443 L on Trail
Whitetail Canyon 115.9 0.1 0.6 6377 6374 6423
05-320WT 116.0 0.6 0.1 6430 6377 6430 Pools in creek Good 2014
NM Seg 6
NM Seg 6 116.6 0.0 6394 6394 6394

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