Carlito Springs Loop [CLOSED]

EASY 70 reviews

Carlito Springs Loop [CLOSED] is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tijeras, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
298 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

closed

22 days ago

Closed starting March 2, indefinitely. See BernCo website for information.

1 month ago

LOVE!!! We went with the kids and had a wonderful time.

1 month ago

very nice trail for kids and whole family..
really enjoyed it.

Love it

hiking
1 month ago

Fun, short easy hike with my son and nieces. They enjoyed the spring at the top and we stopped and had a snack at the picnic table next to the spring. If you only want to go to the springs take a left at the fork and it is only about half a mile to get there.

trail running
1 month ago

Very cool and easy hike for the family. We took our twin 8 year olds. They loved the "hike" up and the abandoned mining town at the top. we jogged the last mile back to the car. great fun.

hiking
2 months ago

It’s a really fun trail with the kids. We made it all the way without having any piggy back rides. They loved the water and the ivy. Family fun win!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful fun hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Easy but pretty

walking
3 months ago

Easy trail- really pretty.

3 months ago

This is a quick, easy to follow trail with some fun pools and old buildings along the way. Like others have said, I would rate this as easy not moderate but it's still a really nice hike.

3 months ago

Pretty but very easy.

It's a nice trail which leads you to an abandoned little town that has gardens and springs. It's a great day trail and it has many spots where you could have lunch and enjoy the scenery!

hiking
3 months ago

Super amazing hike, especially if you like abandoned stuff. The camp is really stellar, with springs, and beautiful gardens.

hiking
4 months ago

Very interesting hike! Seems like a normal trail and then your transformed into a little ghost town with pretty pools off the spring.

hiking
4 months ago

A very enjoyable hike (despite the view of I40 and the concrete plant). I believe the elevation chart represents following the path to the right at the start -- long, gradual uphill to the top, where the springs are. If you go left, there are mostly rough steps and a quick climb to the springs.

Either way, don't think this hike is even remotely "moderate" -- I found it easier than many others in the area that are classified "easy."

There are a couple of accessory trails that you can tack on to make a longer hike, if desired. I ended up hiking 2.44 miles and I didn't follow either of them as far as I could have.

The springs and old camp are definitely worth seeing!

7 months ago

CLOSED UNTIL NOV 25 FOR BEAR ACTIVITY

7 months ago

This is closed until November due to bear activity.
Great hike for young kids that isn't far from Albuquerque. My toddler loved it and there is a nice Picnic area at the top to stop and have lunch at.

hiking
8 months ago

Simple hike with lovely gardens to see. I wish you could dip in the pools. Great for a short morning or afternoon hike.

8 months ago

Perfect trail on which to take a short afternoon hike!

walking
8 months ago

It's a nice walk. Go left to get to the springs quickly

hiking
9 months ago

I really liked this trail! The miniature waterfall pools were an unexpected treasure! There was lots of red dirt, cacti, trees for shade, and decent views. Great trail choice for a hot day.

9 months ago

Nice place!

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike with 3 kids (14,12,10). We took the loop to the right and did most of the hike before hitting the springs. There are lots of shady spots to stop for a quick snack before heading down.

9 months ago

Lots of fun, easy hike!

hiking
9 months ago

great day

10 months ago

hidden gem in the Sandias,easy to find great for kids and dogs.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice hidden gem with some great views and scenery. Only complain is some idiots decided to put some graffiti on some of the trees and bridges. Hopefully they catch them and make them pay for the damage.

10 months ago

Great little hike with kids 12, 9,and 7. This is a loop go right and its hotter and longer but really neat changes in soil and progression of vegetation as you go up. Left and its cooler and shorter to get to springs it was a welcome way to return that way after the kids had enough of exploring the springs.

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