Tabasco Twister

 

The Tabasco Twister Trail is located in the Chile Canyons area just North of Picacho Peak, about 5 miles west of Las Cruces.  To get to the trailhead, take I-10 West out of Las Cruces and take the Airport Exit (# 132).  Continue traveling west on the frontage road for approximately 4 miles. Turn right onto the paved road with the arched sign above that says "Carralitos Ranch”.  Ranging in elevation from approximately 4,200 feet to 4,700 feet, the trail offers a great view of the Mesilla Valley and various surrounding mountain ranges.  This trail contains really big rocks and boulders, and really tall and steep waterfalls.  Two of the most difficult waterfalls have winch points.  The trail is a little over 14 miles long and takes a good 8 hours to complete.

Difficulty Rating:  Four (4) Extreme
(based on my personal rating scale on the Trails Page)

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Here are a few pictures of "The Abyss" from the Tabasco Twister Trail.
(note the winch cable in the first picture!)

                   
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Waypoint:

To:

Distance

Cumm. Dist.

Bearing

Lat

Long

TT01-01

       

N32° 16.643'

W106° 54.110'

 

TT01-02

0.47 mi 0.47 mi

293° (WNW)

N32° 16.803'

W106° 54.555'

 

TT01-03

1.44 mi 1.91 mi

0° (N)

N32° 18.054'

W106° 54.543'

 

TT01-04

0.49 mi 2.40 mi

9° (N)

N32° 18.472'

W106° 54.464'

 

TT01-05

1.49 mi 3.89 mi

9° (N)

N32° 19.749'

W106° 54.214'

 

TT01-06

0.62 mi 4.51 mi

58° (ENE)

N32° 20.037'

W106° 53.672'

 

TT01-07

0.37 mi 4.88 mi

8° (N)

N32° 20.351'

W106° 53.617'

 

TT01-08

0.83 mi 5.71 mi

85° (E)

N32° 20.413'

W106° 52.770'

 

TT01-09

0.24 mi 5.95 mi

350° (N)

N32° 20.619'

W106° 52.812'

 

TT01-10

0.39 mi 6.34 mi

47° (NE)

N32° 20.851'

W106° 52.520'

 

TT01-11

0.65 mi 6.98 mi

270° (W)

N32° 20.851'

W106° 53.184'

 

TT01-12

0.44 mi 7.43 mi

328° (NNW)

N32° 21.175'

W106° 53.428'

 

TT01-13

0.53 mi 7.95 mi

311° (NW)

N32° 21.474'

W106° 53.836'

 

TT01-14

0.52 mi 8.47 mi

338° (NNW)

N32° 21.891'

W106° 54.037'

 

TT01-15

0.73 mi 9.20 mi

298° (WNW)

N32° 22.185'

W106° 54.702'

 

TT01-16

0.55 mi 9.75 mi

322° (NW)

N32° 22.561'

W106° 55.049'

 

TT01-17

0.26 mi 10.01 mi

278° (W)

N32° 22.592'

W106° 55.318'

 

TT01-18

0.62 mi 10.63 mi

151° (SSE)

N32° 22.123'

W106° 55.007'

 

TT01-19

0.36 mi  10.99 mi

131° (SE)

N32° 21.917'

W106° 54.726'

 

TT01-20

0.51 mi 11.50 mi

143° (SE)

N32° 21.567'

W106° 54.409'

 

TT01-21

0.49 mi 11.99 mi

188° (S)

N32° 21.150'

W106° 54.482'

 

TT01-22

0.23 mi 12.22 mi

132° (SE)

N32° 21.016'

W106° 54.306'

 

TT01-23

0.26 mi 12.48 mi

253° (WSW)

N32° 20.949'

W106° 54.562'

 

TT01-24

0.13 mi 12.61 mi

281° (W)

N32° 20.969'

W106° 54.690'

 

TT01-25

0.08 mi 12.69 mi

205° (SSW)

N32° 20.902'

W106° 54.726'

 

TT01-26

0.50 mi 13.19 mi

141° (SE)

N32° 20.565'

W106° 54.400'

 

TT01-27

0.34 mi 13.53 mi

195° (SSW)

N32° 20.282'

W106° 54.488'

  TT01-28 0.23 mi 13.77 mi

86° (W)

N32° 20.297'

W106° 54.248'

  TT01-29 0.27 mi 14.04 mi

119° (ESE)

N32° 20.181'

W106° 54.001'

  TT01-30 0.32 mi 14.36 mi

87° (E)

N32° 20.197'

W106° 53.672'

Notice: Off-highway travel is by its very nature potentially dangerous and could result in property damage, injury, or even death.  If you drive any of the trails on this web site, you acknowledge these risks and assume full responsibility.  You are the final judge as to whether a trail is safe to drive, whether your vehicle is capable of the journey, and whether your skills are up to the challenge.  The publisher of this web site disclaims any and all liability for property damage, bodily injury, or death that could occur to you or any of your passengers.  To the best of my knowledge, the information contained on this page was accurate as of the time I road this trail during the Winter of 2005/2006.   However, things change over time.  And portions of this trail may no longer be legally accessible to motorized vehicles.  Therefore, please be good stewards of our sport--always stay on designated trails . . . and always, always remember to Tread Lightly!

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