#mypubliclandsroadtrip 2016: Beat the Heat, Embudo Box Trail
Located a short distance to the southeast from Dixon, New Mexico, sits the Embudo Box Trail. This very unassuming location offers a great get away from hustle and bustle. Once parked at the trailhead off state road 69, it’s just a short half a mile hike to a beautiful canyon that craters the Embudo Creek. Along the way, you might have the opportunity to see mule deer, ground squirrel, and various birds making their way through the Piñon, Juniper, and other trees and bushes that fill the lush canyon.
There are numerous areas to ease into the creek and cool off from the hot summer sun on the #mypubliclandsroadtrip stop. Just use caution and think smart when adventuring into moving water. Take water, and don’t forget your camera – you’re going to want it!
Photos by Sherman Hogue, BLM