Best Trails in New Mexico

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on Atalaya Mountain Trail
1 day ago

Great hiking trail

on Casa Rinconada Trail
1 day ago

hiking

An out & back trail to another ruin. It is best to combine with the ruins trail and make it a loop

on Casa Rinconada Ruins
1 day ago

hiking

a short route to another ruin. This one is a little more intimate as you can get closer.

on Ellis Trail
1 day ago

hiking

I just did this trail on Friday, August 26, 2016 and the weather was perfect. I started in the early afternoon I saw deer squirrels chipmunks and the trail is wonderful for it's up-and-down and open fields that happen every so often. This trail I think has become one of my favorites on Sandia Mountain.

on Bar Canyon - Soledad Cany...
1 day ago

Hiked this late August with dog. Was a nice and easy hike with some great scenery that makes nice for photography. Little bit of running water at the falls. Definitely do again!

on Kin Kletso Trail
2 days ago

walking

A minor site at Chaco.

on Hungo Pavi Trail
2 days ago

walking

One of the minor sites at chaco.

on The Turquoise Trail: Tije...
2 days ago

Pretty drive. Madrid is cute. much nicer than taking the highway from Abq to SF, and not much longer either.

on Tome Hill (El Cerro Tome)
2 days ago

hiking

Great views from the top. This hill was sacred to the Aztecs, Mennonites, and today to Catholics who pilgrimage on Good Friday. Large crosses at the top, along with a shrine. Petroglyphs can be found as well. Short hike. There are multiple trails with varying levels of difficulty, but all pretty easy.

This is not in the Jemez, it is in Tome New Mexico

on Jemez Falls Trail
2 days ago

hiking

Beautiful, short trail leading to a small waterfall. Very cool geology - ash flow tuff with compressed obsidian

on DSNA - Organ Needles Trai...
2 days ago

hiking

My cousin and I were able to reach the base of the summit in 3.5 hours, while witnessing some pretty great views on the way up. However, after spending about 4 hours trying to find a route to the peak, we were unsuccessful. We did find potential paths to the top, but the rock climbing required to follow these paths seemed rather dangerous and risky.

Also, I'm not sure if we were on the correct path when we reached the base of the peak, but that area did not have a trail - we bushwhacked like crazy and certainly fell numerous times (I'd highly recommend wearing long-sleeve shirts and pants).

Lastly, if you're hiking the trail for the first time, I'd recommend giving yourself ample time to get down the path, which is fairly steep and somewhat slippery. Even though my cousin and I made it to the top in 3.5 hours and had no issues navigating the trail, we found ourselves losing the trail down many times. There were trails that broke off from the main trail that led to dead ends (e.g., the top of a canyon). Unfortunately, our phones died on the way down, so that also made the journey a lot more difficult. So definitely don't underestimate the way down! And always, it's smart to prepare for the worst so take extra water, a flashlight, an extra phone battery, etc!

on Cerro Grande Trail
2 days ago

trail running

Lung and quad busting! Just what I was looking for. Living at sea level, this trail definitely humbled me. Beautiful views at summit, wish I could do it weekly.

on Perk Ridge Trail
3 days ago

hiking

I already reviewed the first half & returned to finish. As I stated earlier, this trail is much better if you include the Perk Canyon trail to make a loop. I again started at the Perk Ridge trail route then branched off a single track trail that runs parallel to the main trail but more scenic. Towards the end of this trail it starts to wind & get a little steeper. Once to the end, it joins with the Perk Ridge & levels off to flat terrain again. the area is creepy as hell. There are piles of felled tress/branches all over the place-you feel like you're in a Blair witch movie. I would recommend stopping to relax here. We then took the Perk Canyon trail back. It is very scenic & peaceful. The grass is green, trees are pretty tall, you hear birds everywhere & follow a nice brook with a cool little wooden bridge at one point until you end up at the starting point for both Perk Ridge & Canyon trails.

on South Piedra Lisa Trail
3 days ago

hiking

Nice, easy hike. Steady moderate incline. Plenty of shade. Gives a good idea of how massive and beautiful the Sandia Mountains really are. Once is enough.
Hiked it barefoot up (mostly sandy to fine rocks, no really rough parts) down with sneakers.
Most hikers we encountered were with dog(s).
Heads up: My hiking partner (flatlander) found the hike challenging. She is fit but not used to this sort of incline and altitude.
On way to trailhead: Note the small herd of bison south side of tramway road near Sandia casino. Beautiful, awe inspiring.

on Enchanted Forest Cross-Co...
4 days ago

mountain biking

Direction lead to no turnaround dead end. Maybe if I pay I can get real directions. Complete junk.

on Diablo Canyon
4 days ago

hiking

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."

on Lower Rio en Medio Trail
4 days ago

hiking

The day after monsoons dropped their life giving waters into this canyon that was glad to shape them into many different cascades, I briskly threw one foot after the other until reaching a spot beyond the well worn. Removing my stained garb and old raggedy boots I placed my steps into the water surprisingly cool but refreshing. Hiking back with soothed ankles was a blessing from nature. Climbing back into my home thoughts of renewal in the purity of the experience flooded my soul.

on Chamisa Trail
4 days ago

hiking

This trail has two very different personalities in close proximity. While traveling through the upper, a mountainous, and the lower a beginning of transition into lower altitudes. At the end of the trail and it's intersection with longer trails of subconscious, there awaits a creek by which I sat for rest and writing before returning to homelessness.

on Borrego-Bear Wallow-Winso...
4 days ago

hiking

Perfect trail for workout and views. Nice shaded trail

on Embudito Trail to South S...
4 days ago

the views are beautiful. I have fun every time I hike this trail.