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Best trails in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

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Looking for a great trail in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, New Mexico? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, views trails, walking 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. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument ranging from 0.7 to 7.8 miles and from 6,735 to 8,218 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Rio Grande Gorge West Rim Trail
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
#2 - Black Rock Hot Springs
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 10 m
#3 - Rift Valley Loop Trail
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 4 h 44 m
Note: Users have reported that this trailhead may be closed. However, there is an alternate trailhead on the northern side of the loop at the end of County Road 110. A 10.5 mile loop trail located in Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico (just south of Taos). Rift Valley Trail is a year-round 10.5 mile loop trail located in Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico, between Highway 68 and the east rim of the Rio Grande Gorge. The trail provides spectacular views of the gorge, and big horn sheep are commonly seen in the area. A network of intersecting shorter trails (Traders, Gijosa, Klauer, Sediment, Escarpment) provide additional exploring and the option to adjust the loop distance. Although mostly used for mountain biking, Rift Valley Trail is also excellent for hiking and horseback riding. Look for the "lollipop tree" and the "Friends Of Rift Trail" bench!Show more
#4 - Traders Trail
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
#5 - Arsenic Springs via Little Arsenic and River Trails
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
#6 - La Junta Overlook Loop
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 9 m
#7 - Questa Overlooks Hike
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
#8 - Chiflo Trail to the Rio Grande
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 30 m
#9 - West Rim Petaca Point Trail
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m
#10 - Miners Trail
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
The Miner's Path is a lightly traveled path north of the John Dunn Bridge (please see "Getting There" for directions). The hike has beautiful views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the San Cristobal area. You may also filter water at the Rio Grande if the water is clear. Show more