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4 days ago

What a lovely hiking spot! Much nicer than the sites that charge $20 a person! Great panoramic views!! A beautiful spot!!

Great trail! Easily marked and plenty of options to make the hike harder or easier if you need. Awesome views. I would hike here regularly if I lived nearby!

Great hike. It took us about 3 hrs do to one of the loops. We had two kids ages 3 and 4 and they walked the trail easily. The drawback of this hike is that it is not remote. You will wander around people's homes, across a road and aside a road. The upside is watching the trail runners and mountain bikers.

Simple and short trail, challenging in parts but mostly easy. Better marked than most. Pretty sights along the way.

25 days ago

My hiking partner and I have hiked this beautiful trail three times in the last couple years, mostly for the quiet and the breath-taking views. We always take a picnic and plenty of water in the pack (sunscreen is a must regardless of the time of year). The trail is easy to follow, but there are a couple of steep ladders to climb to the top of the mesa where the ancestral people lived. It's much less travelled than the main Bandelier trails, and as Robert Frost wrote, that makes all the difference. Note that the trail is exceptional dusty and the volcanic ash surface is relatively crumbly, so hiking boots will serve you better than sneakers.

Great time on this trail during our extended Fall weather. Thanks for the free apples! Nice watering hole for dogs.

Went with my family to hike on this trail last summer for my birthday. It was a good hike with some challenging rocks to navigate through. Good cardiopulmonary workout overall!

1 month ago

This trail is perfect if you like a rugged steep workout with AWESOME views all over. There are plenty of options to explore other trails as well. We made it a loop and went down the ski area back to the parking lot which made it just over 5 miles round trip.

1 month ago

Even with its proximity to the residences of random desert dwellers this trail deserves its fifth star for its fun hilltop layout. Views upon return, the beautiful lands of my Native Cousins, the plateaus, the mountains, they breath into its hiker the nativity of their life... Thank you for being among us, as you are, not as the evil of our present system would have you be...

Great hike!

Great day! Hiked for 2.4 hours; did parts of the loop 2 times.

Wonderful loop with nice views ; perfect fall weather

1 month ago

It was difficult at 59, but do able; my dog Soco loved it!

1 month ago

Loved this pretty and varied hike to the Rio Grande. Only downside is that it's near a shooting range and the sound of echoing gunshots was a little unsettling.