McKittrick Ridge Wilderness Campground

Travel through the beautiful McKittrick Canyon before beginning the very steep climb up to the ridge. This hike isn’t for everyone, but if your endurance is up to it, the views along the climb and on top are breath-taking. From McKittrick Canyon trailhead, the distance is 7.6 miles, with the elevation gain (significant for quite some distance) of over 2700 feet. If you’d like to visit this beautiful ridge without quite the workout, begin instead at Dog Canyon.McKittrick Ridge Wilderness Campground directions and information are available at https://www.nps.gov/gumo/planyourvisit/bccamp.htm.