Elliot Barker Trail

MODERATE 9 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
1476 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

1 month 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
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

11 months ago

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.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

hiking
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Sunday, June 10, 2012