El Calderon Loop Trail

EASY 15 reviews

El Calderon Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cubero, New Mexico that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
249 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

hiking
14 days ago

Nice hike. Latter half of loop is not as pretty

1 month ago

Easy walk but not a lot going on for the majority of it. Did see a snake & fox though.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike, some slight up hill grades. Make sure that you continue up the rim trail for really nice views of the volcano bowl and surrounding countryside.

3 months ago

Nice easy hike. Yes a little rough trail and little up hill but pretty easy. Some unique views of caves and the volcano cone.

hiking
5 months ago

Excellent challenge for novice hikers and plenty of unusual scenery to keep the more experienced equally engaged. I hiked this on a weekday late afternoon in mid February and didn’t run into a single person. This trail is well marked and easy for the average hiker, but as others have stated, rough at times due to the volcanic rock (depending on which return route you take) - hiking boots are recommended.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The caves were rad! It was cold once you got inside the caves - wear a light jacket.

Friday, November 11, 2016

loved it!

walking
Saturday, April 27, 2013

Awesome trail but better to be prepared with hiking shoes for walking on lava. Went summertime and its was HOT!

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11 months ago

Monday, April 17, 2017

hiking
Sunday, March 19, 2017