Armijo Trail and Faulty Trail Loop

MODERATE 49 reviews
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Armijo Trail and Faulty Trail Loop is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Crest, New Mexico that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and horses and is best used from April until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
915 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

Closed today due to bear activity.

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11 days ago

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14 days ago

This is a nice trail. Loved the loop. Really nice people passing by infrequently. We had a nice cloud cover most of the time. I imagine parts are really hot in summer sun. Could have done without the hailstorm but it was at the end so... whatever. Would do again.

We saw bears, wild turkeys, humming birds, and woodpeckers. I also got an $80 ticket for not paying the parking fee. Oh well.

hiking
18 days ago

Nice trail with a good amount of shade. Lots of wildflowers now.

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25 days ago

Great trail!

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1 month ago

Absolutely love this trail! The Faulty Loop portion is a little more difficult/narrow but not too bad. I think the Faulty Trail is actually very long (if you took it the whole way), but this loop just does part of it. I was dazzled by the butterflies and all the beautiful plants! One of my favorites in the Cibola National Forest, for sure. We saw a rattlesnake too- so watch your step!

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