East of Silver City and north of Santa Clara, the Fort Bayard Big Juniper Tree Trail is a 5 mile hiking loop. It runs from Fort Bayard Adminstrative Site Trailhead To Arenas Valley Trailhead. The route is shared by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.
To reach the trailhead from Silver City travel east on US Hwy. 180 approximately 4 miles to the Arenas Valley Road. Travel the Arenas Valley Road 1.5 miles north. The trailhead is at the end of the road.
Overall, Fort Bayard Big Juniper Tree Trail is the 25th most popular hiking trail of all 39 hikes in New Mexico.