Diablo Canyon

MODERATE 6 reviews
#30 of 65 trails in

Diablo Canyon is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Buckman, New Mexico that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, camping, and horses and is best used from November until April. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

6.4 miles 456 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



rock climbing

horseback riding





26 days ago

This is A great trail for a hike with the kids and dogs. Hiking (walking) through a lot of silt but otherwise very easy to do. We did this hike in January and the temperature was perfect. Probably would be difficult in Midsummer. Interesting rock features to view.

1 month ago

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2 months ago

Easy hike and beautiful views. The only annoyance was the massive amount of horse and dog poop on the trail. It would be nice if people would pick up after their animals...STILL a great stroll through the canyon.

4 months ago


6 months ago

Had I met the Devil while meandering through this beautiful formation of basalt, I first would have been shocked by an apparent lack of empathy and wisdom then curious enough to ask a question.
"Why would a canyon so wondrous in form be named for you, one so ugly inside and so beautiful upon the surface?"
To which the Devil would reply.
"Why shouldn't it be, humanity often accepts me in this form and calls me good."
After a moment of perplexity passes I gather my wisdom and reply, "though not I, for the beauty most compelling, I found inside the canyon while laying upon the smooth surface of truth and looking upon the complexity of its hidden face."