De-Na-Zin Section Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Nageezi, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The badlands are beautiful and alien. You really feel like you're on another planet. The hike is very long and has a lot of ups and downs to see cool stuff. Stay in the main washes (the parking lot entrance) and you'll be able to see a lot.
A tip though, I went after it rained and the ground was like a sponge. The mud was very slippery and there aren't many places to kick your shoes clean. Go when it's been dry a while because the hills are made of dirt and will be unclimbable when wet. Being a lunch and start early!