Narrows Rim Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Narrows Rim Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cubero, NM that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

6.6 miles 535 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
2 months ago

i've hiked this trail many times and always enjoy it. as stated, it is a vista lovers trail, and i count myself among those. the trail itself is easy to follow but does vary from sandy to rocky and uneven, i've noticed my normal pace is much slower on this trail than others, mostly because of the uneven surface (and lots of photo-ops).

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike! I was glad to have my hiking stick along with me though. Several places with ankle twisting rocks along the path.

8 months ago

1 year ago

Just beautiful! My 2 boys (8 and 10) enjoyed the easy hike. Wonderful views!

hiking
1 year ago

If you love vistas, this hike is for you. Recommend hiking boots or shoes as you will be hiking on rocky terrain. Easy trail to follow with many rock cairns. Almost complete exposure to the sun the entire hike.

hiking
1 year ago

This is one of my favorite trails particularly in fall and winter. This trail follows the mesa's edge in El Malpais. The trail is easy to follow with sandy footing in some places. What makes this trail stunning are the views to the west over the black lava flows. Then, as the trail continues and turns east you will be treated to a view down overlooking La Ventana. it's a great spot for lunch or a snack before you make your way back down to the parking lot at the trail head.

hiking
4 years ago

Great hike, outstanding veiws.

hiking
4 years ago

Nice out and back trail with a moderate ascent and then rim views over the lava flow.

hiking
4 years ago

Great views of La Ventana Arch once you get all the way out. Nice day hike!

mountain biking
4 years ago

This trail is like hiking on the moon or in the Jurassic period you almost expect a dinosaur to poke its head over the top of some of the lava formations. Elevation gain is not so bad on foot a little harder on a mountain bike. This one of my favorite trails to hit when raveling between NM and AZ.

hiking
6 years ago

This trail takes you along the sandstone bluffs and the lava fields (hence the name the narrows). This lightly used trail offers its travelers many sights. Be sure to have your dog on a leash as there are many sheer cliffs that appear without warning.