Chimney Rock Trail

HARD 33 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

hiking
16 days ago

Amazing trail. I have done it twice and breathtaking each time. I would say it’s more moderate than hard. The elevation required some brief breaks along the way.

hiking
26 days ago

Beautiful views!!! Went towards the end of the day and there was no one out there! Very serene! Moderately difficult grade but totally worth it!

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27 days ago

Gorgeous views of the surrounding New Mexico landscape.

1 month ago

Short but a moderate challenge with a spectacular view. Bring water!

hiking
1 month ago

Offers a panoramic view of the Mesa and appreciation of the mesmerizing layers of rock striation . I would not bring dogs and hiking poles might be a good option next time.

3 months ago

fantastic trails. amazing views!!

4 months ago

Easy hike to do in February. The view is simply amazing!

5 months ago

Great views and a nice winter hike. More of a moderate hike, but the end of the trail is worth the walk.

hiking
11 months ago

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

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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

Friday, April 07, 2017

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

Monday, March 06, 2017

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.

hiking
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

hiking
Sunday, July 01, 2012

Easy hike, 2.0 mile round trip. Beautiful rock formations and the view Georgia O'Keefe's home in the red rock canyon is a definite plus. We did the hike in 50 minutes due to rain/snow coming in.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

recorded ghost ranch chimney rock

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