Pecos Trail – Trail #24

The Pecos Trail is a 6.8 mile long trail that begins at Beattys Cabin Trail – Trail #25 in the Beattys Cabin area and ends at the Skyline Trail – Trail #251.

Trail Condition: Good


July 2016

From the well-defined, signed junction with the Skyline Trail – Trail #251 in a deep saddle on the Santa Barbara Divide, the Pecos Trail descends into the Pecos River basin.

The first mile of the trail descends along an open ridge before crossing over to the west side of the ridge back into the forest. For the next 2.5 miles it weaves between meadows and forest offering occasional views of the Pecos River.

The trail runs congruent with the Gascon Trail – Trail #239 for a short ways before continuing south following the River downstream

This section of trail stays high above the river traversing a series of damp meadows. There are pleasant views of the surrounding valley, and despite how lush it is, the trail is well-trodden and easy to follow all the way to Beattys Cabin.

In the last half mile before Beattys Cabin, the trail starts to switchback and drops steeply down to the river.

 

To read more about the Pecos Trail, see my trip report from the Pecos Falls Loop.