De-Na-Zin Section Trail

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De-Na-Zin Section Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Nageezi, 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 November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles 269 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


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2 years ago

The badlands are beautiful and alien. You really feel like you're on another planet. The hike is very long and has a lot of ups and downs to see cool stuff. Stay in the main washes (the parking lot entrance) and you'll be able to see a lot.

A tip though, I went after it rained and the ground was like a sponge. The mud was very slippery and there aren't many places to kick your shoes clean. Go when it's been dry a while because the hills are made of dirt and will be unclimbable when wet. Being a lunch and start early!