Elliot Barker Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
#7 of 30 trails in

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.

7.6 miles
1476 feet



mountain biking

nature trips



wild flowers

no dogs

8 days ago

9 days ago

loved it

10 days ago

18 days ago

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

26 days 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.

1 month ago

2 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.

11 months ago

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.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

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

Monday, July 11, 2016

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

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Sunday, June 10, 2012