The trail starts just past the two big Ponderosa Pines in the parking lot. The trail meanders through the trees and slowly begins to climb. As you enter a meadow, continue right past the windmill and into the trees. You will do a little more climbing here. The trail passes through a fence. At the fork, keep left and continue climbing. At the top you will be at Sheetrock Tank. Go right, cross the dam and pick catch the trail to your left. The trail crosses a road. After about a mile you will reach a gravel road that leads back to the trailhead. But it's more fun to turn around and go back the way you came.
How to get there:
From Albuquerque take I-40 towards Gallup. Just East of Gallup, take Exit 33 South and pass through Ft. Wingate up HWY 400. At the top, look for mile marker 3. Turn right and park just past the cattle guard.
can be done as a loop or an out and back.