Elliot Barker Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Elliot Barker Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Taos, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1325 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
3 months ago

not very shaded. not a good trail for small dogs. more dead fallen trees than I prefer on a trail. not my fave in this area.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail with great views from high up overlooking Angel Fire. Writing this in Aug 17, the trail is clear and varies between single and double track. Dogs ARE allowed.

4 months ago

loved it

4 months ago

Great trail and wonderful views. Use this apps pro map as there are many unmarked side trails that can be confusing.

4 months ago

Great views and a challenging hike without being overly strenuous. Afternoon. Rain did make the trail a bit slippery but worth getting wet for.

6 months ago

Good trail, best view is on Elliot Barker trail at the back of the loop, walk about 2 miles and it gives you an unobstructed view of Angel Fire.

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Generally identifiable (if ill-marked) trail. Great views of the Angel Fire ski valley and the reservoir beyond. Excellent diversity in tree varieties - a very healthy forest. But, if ascending past the pond, be mindful to work counter-clockwise around it to re-find the trail. Do not be fooled by what appears to be a trail straight ahead. It leads into a brushy steep canyon, with no outlet other than to bushwhack up a tangled flinty slope.

walking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

There are a lot of beetle kill trees on the ground. Kind of looks like apocalypse :(

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Nice hike once you pass the pond which is .25 mile from the rustic walk through gate you won't see anymore water so you may want to fill your LifeStraw here. The accent starts just after the pond. It's gradual, but you can feel it. There is more shade on the accent side and less on the decent side. Take sunscreen, water and hat for sure. Nice views on the decent side of Angel Fire and Eagle Nest lake.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012