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Little Apache Trail

Monday, July 11, 2016

Alt Names

Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District, Silver Campground, Silver Overflow Campground, Cloudcroft, Little Apache Canyon, Sacramento Mountains

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the Lincoln National Forest offers a small trail system that is open to motorcycles, hiking, mountain bikes and horseback riding. The trail forms a loop that begins at Silverwood Campground and ends at the Silver Overflow Campground.

This area has four campgrounds; Silverwood, Saddle and Apache can accommodate trailers up to 30 feet long while larger vehicles can camp at the Silver Overflow Campground which has no length limit. During the summer months live music is usually performed on Saturday nights at the on site amphitheater.

Overall while this area does not have a lot of trails to explore it would still be a good choice for dual sport motorcycles since there are other trails in the area that can be easily reached.

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Nearest CityCloudcroft, NM
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From: Alamogordo, NM
1) Take US-82 east about 17 miles
2) Turn left (north) onto NM-244, continue 1.9 miles
3) Campground entrance is on the right (south).


LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesNM OHV Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedno trailblazing
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.


ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
Tent: $20.00
RV: $20.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $9.00
Silver, Saddle and Apache Campground Fees
CommentSilver Overflow Campground - $16/night, $8/additional vehicle


Contact InfoLincoln National Forest - Sacramento District
4 Lost Lodge Road
Cloudcroft, NM 88317
(575) 682-2551
Contact InfoNew Mexico Game & Fish
1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 476-8000
(888) 248-6866
CommentOHV Permit Info



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Miles Of Trail3
Climate TypeForest
Elevation8700 to 9000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Single TrackThis national forest has almost all single track trails.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (W)Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (575) 439-6100
Gasoline GasolineCloudcroft, NM
Diesel DieselCloudcroft, NM
Potable Water WaterOn Sitefirst five gallons free, $0.25 per additional gallon; showers - $5/person
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (S)Sugar Pines RV Park (575) 682-3375
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn SiteSilver Campground - $5/use
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv StoreCloudcroft, NM
Swimming Swim AreaCloudcroft, NM
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat RampCloudcroft, NM
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