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Great trail. Easy to navigate. A few icy/slippery spots.

Nice trail. Too bad that they fenced off all close access to the art. Protection is of course needed,, but part of the fun hiking there in the past was finding a hidden and unexpected treasure

Did this a while back during the summer and loved it! Such beautiful views and unique rock formations! Would definitely go back if I’m ever in this area again!!

14 days ago

Closed because of government shutdown. We drove out here and had to find out the hard way. The road is blocked off with 5 more miles to drive before getting to the trailhead.

This trail is gorgeous and the view from the top is worth the trip up. The trail gets steep at times but it is very doable for most.

We hiked this with our 4 and 5yr old kids and we loved it! The mountain views are pretty cool all the time. The terrain is very slightly hilly but not much so kids weren't too tired. And the views are changing every few minutes thanks to these small hills. I liked the high desert environment too. There were a lot of people today but it had a very nice atmosphere wishing everyone Merry Christmas. Very nice trip today!

Quick christmas eve hike, nice mountain rock formations.Has a sheepish climbs, would've been perfect with trail running shoes instead of hiking shoes.

one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever been on

the trail is not Mark that good the last couple miles back to the tram parking lot

Took my dog for a walk here today. Dog waste pickup bags are at the start of the trail. There were several filled poop bags left by people on the trail. C'mon people! Dispose of the waste you pick up rather than leaving the bag on the trail! No wonder dogs aren't welcome places!

The trail is marked with arrows. Easy footing but it is sandy. Saw several rabbits. Petroglyphs are visible and really stand out when the sun is right. It was an enjoyable, easy walk.

not as scary as I was expecting. it was a quiet day and less foot traffic made our hike more enjoyable.

Love this trail for its beautiful views. Also nice that it’s short which means it doesn’t take all day!

1 month ago

Amazing place to (hike to) see the sunset. A good hour jog up and you can see surprisingly far... it's truly a beautiful view.

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1 month ago

I love this trail! Sometimes I hike it, sometimes I've run it. Did it Today, up and then back down, in 3 and a 1/2 hours total!

Great trail, a little rutted out in places. if you plan going out and back it gets kind of slick on the way down the steep parts.Really great views as you gain elevation. I plan to connect to Embuto and make it an up an over to the Albuquerque side next time.

Well marked trail with easy road access. Great hiking in the Slot Canyon...not to hard but fun.

Great hike. Way more than 11 miles; closer to 15 round trip if you go to south peak, but well worth it. The views are spectacular. I would bring micro spikes if you do it in winter, a lot of the trail is essentially on the edge of a cliff in deep snow/ice.

Nice trail, just what I needed to see how my achy knee would hold up to some climbing.

1 month ago

This is like 3 separate hikes in 1.
The first mile or so is an easy walk through the slot. Great rock formations and an easy walk for any age. One person in another group did get claustrophobic and turned back.
The next 1/4 mile of so is a climb. Some trail, some stairs some switchbacks. It is a little bit of a challenge. Some smaller kids were having trouble and it is steep. The trail can be narrow with areas to pull over and let oncoming hikers pass. There was ice on the trail when we were there but it didn't cause too much problem.
The last part is on top of the mountain. Fairly flat trail with long views of the valley and other mountains. Again- beautiful.
I highly recommend this hike. The rock formations and the slot are amazing.

1 month ago

Flat and sandy, bring binoculars to see the petroglyphs that are far away.

Amazing views.

Clearly marked with alot of rock scrambling

1 month ago

Amazing hike, took 2 hours because it was leisurely. I loved going in between and on top. Stunning panoramic view at the top. Really truly breathtaking.

1 month ago

This hike was great, we've never been on such an intricate trail before. First, you follow the GPS coordinates to a road that keeps getting sketchier and sketchier until you have to eventually just get out of your vehicle and walk. Continue to walk until you reach a fence with a gate that you must open. Remember to close it or the cows will get out! Once you reach the end of the road you will meet a guy drinking a Coors Light on a four-wheeler with a couple of ladies riding on the back. He will then give you instructions to hike back up the road, through the gate, and back to your vehicle where you will get in and drive a quarter mile or so down the road to a sign that says "Jemez Falls". Here you will have to park on the side of the road and hurdle the "Road Closed" sign in a single bounding leap. Walk along this road for approximately 1.3 miles, while being careful not to step in dog poop. There is so much dog poop on this road. If you are taking in the views of the pines and beautiful snow covered landscape, you will most likely step in dog poop. At the end of this road you will reach a parking lot with restrooms (that dogs obviously don't use) and a map of the Jemez Falls and McCaulley Springs trails. From here you are not far from the falls. Depending on what kind of adventure you are seeking, you can either follow the marked trail or get completely lost for hours. There may be wet silty mud that feels weird when you step on it and that may freak some people out. The view of the falls from the overlook is absolutely breathtaking. When there is no one around this a great place to make out. For the more daring, you can carefully climb down the mountain side and make your way to the bottom of the falls. There is a small cove to the left of the falls that has "Fenn's Hunters" spray painted on the rock wall. We're pretty sure there is no treasure here, but it is also a totally awesome place to make out. Ascend back to the top like the champion you are and soak in the falls one last time before heading back up the trail to the parking lot. Take Dookie Drive back to the "Road Closed" sign and do a victorious limbo underneath it and back to your vehicle. Be sure to tell all of your friends how awesome it was. Or don’t. Whatever.

1 month ago

Snow the last few miles but great hike

Easy to access, steep, scenic and counter clockwise is definitely better. Fun hike nice mix of single track, switchbacks and light bouldering

1 month ago

My mom and I did this trek early in the morning on our way to Santa Fe. It’s more easy than moderate other than some elevation gain, but the tent rocks themselves are amazing to see.

Explored the trail after the TWA crash site. I’ve done this three times and have never gone the same way. There are many blind paths and rock slides that lead to rock walls. But I’ve always managed to find my way to La Luz. The easiest ways stick closest to the trail shown on All Trails.

See recording from today for waypoints and also one from Nov 1 for waypoints and trail options below the crash site.

1 month ago

Great little walk from the trailhead. I’ve been to this site once before but remember hiking a way along the stream.

1 month ago

Amazing trail! Very little snow and ice left on the trail in the shade in early April. Views are breathtaking.

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