Cliff Base Trail is a 2.6 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 2.6 km Elevation Gain: 50 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

views

no shade

no dogs

$2.00 The fee is $1.00 on weekdays and $2.00 on weekends. Biking is now allowed on this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Cool place to see! Petroglyphs hidden in all corners, so keep your eyes open. Cool view of all of ABQ... must do if you're in the area!

Tue Apr 30 2019

Interesting and simple trail, good for children. Love seeing the petroglyphs!

hiking
Tue Mar 05 2019

Barely a trail, but the area is fun to explore.

hiking
Tue Dec 04 2018

This trail is so short, I wasn't even sure if it was a trail or not. Description says 0.2 miles. It's more like 0.02 miles. Perhaps 200 feet.

hiking
Mon Sep 11 2017

Nice, short walk along the base. Several petroglyphs can be viewed from the trail. No snakes today, but a bit warm. There is no fee if you have a NPS pass of some type.

hiking
Sat May 20 2017

Short walk at the base of the rocks of Boca Negra Canyon. Petroglyphs are scattered throughout. Watch out for snakes!

Fri Mar 07 2014

Short walk around petroglyphs and lava escarpment. I suggest Mesa peak trail or further north.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
9 months ago

recorded Cliff Base Trail

hiking
Sun May 12 2019

hiking
Sat Oct 13 2018

hiking
Fri Apr 13 2018

hiking
Thu May 30 2013

recorded Cliff Base Trail

walking
Tue Nov 13 2012