Stripmine Trail

EASY 8 reviews
#15 of 46 trails in

Stripmine Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Placitas, 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 year-round.

3.6 miles 498 feet Loop

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips



wild flowers


23 days ago

Good trail to walk

3 months ago

Very beautiful. We went very early in the morning and heard coyotes so if you bring your dog please keep a leash on him. The abandoned strip mine was not seen this time, maybe we didn't know where to look or maybe we were taken with the other scenery. I will say there are a few sketchy areas with very lose rocks.

4 months ago

Done this trail and various off shoots many times. Changing scenery is its prominent feature. It can get hot so hiking earlier in the day the better.

6 months ago

For a beginner that considers herself out of shape, I'd say this is more on the moderate side. A little rocky in the beginning and a lot of up and down hills. Some parts of the trail are a bit narrow. Not a lot of shade, but I was expecting that. Certain parts of the trail were closed too. Great views and a great workout though!

6 months ago

8 months ago

Trail was great and beautiful! Gets pretty rocky underfoot though, pretty sore by the end. The color changes and the views were 100% worth it!

9 months ago

Loved the trail and historical mining sites.

11 months ago

Trail was way too muddy this time of the year. Pretty views but hard to walk.