On July 9 and 10, 2016, the historical, scenic, and shorter route to the Mexican Canyon Trestle through the Brooks property will be open from 9 am to 4 pm. This trail passes by “Bonnie’s Trestle,” the area’s newest National Historical Site, and across the porch of a beautiful cabin built directly on the original rail bed. This opportunity, available this year only on July 9 and 10, August 6 and 7, and September 10 and 11, provides a really up-close view of the trestle, currently undergoing stabilization and recovery.
To reach the site, go to the Depot Recreation Area on the west edge of Cloudcroft, take Trail 5001B until it merges into Trail 5000, and continue to the marked gate…less than 1/2 mile, total. Its only about another 1/3 mile to the Mexican Canyon Trestle overlook.