Hike To A Remote Forest Gorge On The Deer Creek Canyon Trail, A Secluded New Mexico Adventure
By Monica Spencer|Published May 18, 2020
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The weather has been feeling quite mild recently and for many New Mexicans, that means now is the perfect reason to get out of the house for a hike. The sun is shining, the weather feels pleasantly warm, and the air smells fresh with pine trees.
From the highway, turn onto exit 297 and make a u-turn to drive westbound for 1.5 miles. A small dirt parking area sits just off the highway. The trailhead starts on the east side of the parking area just beyond a wooden sign.