Chimney Rock Trail

HARD 21 reviews

Chimney Rock Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near El Rito, New Mexico that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
633 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

walking

views

rocky

This is one of 3 trails on Ghost Ranch Conference Center where Georgia O'Keefe spent time painting

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5 months ago

I would not rate this trail as hard, although perhaps moderate. Bring plenty of water/sunscreen bc there's no shade.

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6 months ago

6 months ago

Great hike. It's not as rated a hard hike. If you're moderately fit it's relatively easy.

6 months ago

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8 months ago

Beautiful vistas, wonderful geology and nice birds. Worth the drive.

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9 months ago

Great views, not all that hard of a hike if you're in decent shape. 1.5 hours up and back. Trail leaves from Ghost Ranch.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Spectacular 360 views of the canyon, mesas and chimney rock. Nice steady climb. Make it a full day at Ghost canyon. Many other wonderful adjacent hikes; particularly Kitchen Mesa and beautiful matrimonial trails.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

While several of the inclines are very rocky it was a moderately challenging hike with fantastic vistas