Black Canyon Trail

EASY 14 reviews

Black Canyon Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles 400 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

10 days ago

4 months ago

Beautiful! On the sunny side, I found a tiny horny toad!

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4 months ago

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7 months ago

9 months ago

I hiked this trail without the map. I started from the campground and ended up going off trail and going for the Ridgeline peaking at the top of one of the open peaks. Gorgeous views and the cool weather and some snow still left in the ground for March was an added bonus. the basic trail is goid, but if you feel adventurous, go fir the top.. it's well worth it.

9 months ago

Nice short, quiet trail.

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9 months ago

9 months ago

Awesome hike, even in early spring and with some hail.

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

1 year ago

Great hike! Make sure to take in the vista at the turn back down. Just amazing.

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1 year ago

Easy hike with the kids. Lots of shade and easy walking. Doesn't matter which way you go on the loop its uphill till you loop back.

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1 year ago

This is a worthwhile little hike. It is easy for kids. You must hike through the Black Canyon Campground before reaching the trail.

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3 years ago

this was an easy day hike. It begins behind campsite #24, and loops up the hill and through the woods. I went during the government shutdown, so the campsite was closed and bathrooms were closed. It was a peaceful hike.