Chimney Canyon Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.7 miles
2,447 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers



4 months ago

Parked at the Crest House and hiked the Crest Spur to the La Luz trail down and Chimney Canyon back up. Would not want to hike down the upper part of Chimney Canyon but going up is a great workout, even if you stow the poles and use all fours for awhile. The super-steep part (+/- 100% grade) ends in a grove of aspen and a field of wildflowers (May 26) below the radio and TV towers. Note: those towers and the canyon I imagine made my GPS a bit off. The intersection with La Luz was hundreds of feet downtrail from where the GPS and AllTrails map said it was. The trail is actually a trail most of the time so if you’re making your own deer trails or the Ap says to go through the dense forest or up a cliff, reassess. The views and overall Zen of this hike rate the full 5 stars. Chimney Canyon is mostly through forest. See the Chimney Canyon pictures.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

opted to take this trail down after the la luz. not what i expected. 70 degree on loose rock for about a half mile. literally on butt the whole way. the rest is steep and very hard on legs and knees. took about twice as long as la luz. multiple routes all dead end back to the la luz. it was definitely an adventure and only for those who trust them selves and there scrambling ability.

Friday, January 06, 2017