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Best trails in Glade Run Recreation Area

243 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Glade Run Recreation Area, New Mexico? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Glade Run Recreation Area ranging from 1.5 to 24.6 miles and from 5,547 to 6,309 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

great spot for the weekend warrior, the Glade Run Recreation Area is comprised of 19,000 acres of sandy arroyos, slick rock and rolling terrain. Vegetation is sparse, primarily consisting of common grasses, rabbitbrush, sagebrush, junipers, and pinyons. The recreation area is split into two off-highway vehicle use zones. The northern three-quarters of the Glade are managed for limited trail use and 3,800 acres on the south end are managed as an open OHV area. Approximately 42 miles of marked trails for motorized trail bike and mountain bike riders are located in the limited OHV portion of the Glade. Challenging slick rock and wide sandy washes provide fun for off road enthusiasts in the open OHV section. Rock crawling, an extreme form of off road driving using vehicles, from stock to highly modified, to surmount obstacles, is a popular activity. In rock crawling, drivers maneuver four-wheel-drive vehicles over very harsh terrain. Driving locations include boulders, slickrock, mountain foothills, rock piles, mountain trails, etc. Rockcrawling is about slow-speed, careful, precise driving. Rock crawlers often drive up, down and across obstacles that would appear impassable to the average person.

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Map of trails in Glade Run Recreation Area
Park information
Acreage:
19,000 acres
Contact
505 599-8900
Helpful links
Top trails (8)
#1 - Kinsey Trail and Rigormortis Loop
Glade Run Recreation Area
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
#2 - Anasazi Trail
Glade Run Recreation Area
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
#3 - Kinsey - Seven Sisters Loop
Glade Run Recreation Area
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
#4 - Fenrir's Trail at Hood Mesa
Glade Run Recreation Area
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 53 m
#5 - Hood Mesa
Glade Run Recreation Area
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
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#6 - 7 Waterfalls Trail
Glade Run Recreation Area
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 44 m
#7 - Devil's Backbone
Glade Run Recreation Area
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
#8 - Road Apple West
Glade Run Recreation Area
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Length: 24.6 mi
Rolling single track through piñon, juniper and badlands.Show more