Location: Skates Canyon in the Pinos Altos Range
Description: The hike follows FS Rd 88 through the canyon. The elevation is 6300 feet. The one-way travel time (36 miles) via San Lorenzo is approximately 1 hour.
Plants to see: Riparian, ponderosa forest, piñon/juniper are in the woodland. A perennial flow supports willows, alders, and large-diameter Rocky Mountain junipers. Cliffs on the south side provide conditions for shade-tolerant species: Draba, Corydalis, Valeriana, and ferns.
Meet in the South Parking Lot.