There is only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out hike. Now, this is roughly a 3-day backcountry walk, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need. Tanque Verde Ridge Trail is 19.2 miles long; it's a long backcountry trail. Sometimes this hiking and backpacking trail gets really dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Tanque Verde Ridge Trail is quite long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. Some parts of this backcountry trail are much higher up than other parts of the backcountry trail, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. This trail has a total elevation difference of 4,008 feet which is a higher than average number.