Fourth of July Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Fourth of July Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Estancia, 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 November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
915 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

1 month ago

Definitely want to do again

hiking
2 months ago

It was a beautiful hike. All the leaves had dropped but we still enjoyed it on a nice cool day. We brought our dog who loved it too. Most of the ground was hard packed dirt or leaves so his paws were thankful. The last 1/4 of the hike it the dirt road you use to drive in, so that was a little confusing at first. Next year I’ll hike this in October to get a better view of fall foliage

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely missed the Peak of the fall colors. Most of the leaves have already fallen, some fall colors but not much. It was still a great hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous colors this weekend, but I’m sure they will disappear soon! Some of the intersections didn’t specifically say “Fourth of July” on the signs, so know the route before you go. If you have time, take the spur to the overlook and see some additional fall colors on the Crest Trail. The trail gets a little rocky in places with some incline/decline and is frequented by horses. The loop appeared to be closed by a dirt road, or we just lost the trail, but made it back to the parking lot without a problem.

2 months ago

beautiful trail. a few trees down across path.

3 months ago

Just beautiful in the fall, call the ranger station before you make the drive, they can tell you the progress of the leaves so you don't miss the window. If you go to early the leaves will still be green and go too late and they will be on the ground. Very busy trail, lots of people, kids, dogs, and horses. Best part is this is also a campground so the whole forest smells like freshly burned pine. Great hike for kids!

hiking
3 months ago

A gorgeous hike in the fall! The canyon and the trail are just so colorful, it makes you never want to leave.

Friday, October 28, 2016

This is a wonderful trail, especially in Autumn. Some of the best colors in New Mexico.

hiking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Great trail

Saturday, March 07, 2015

This area has the best fall foliage around. combined with other trails in the area you can hike to the top for great views.

hiking
Sunday, April 06, 2014

The road can be rough depending on the moister through the summer, best time to go is the fall and you will see Golds, purples, Reds, and more, worth the hike, but be prepared for crowds

hiking
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's a long winding road to get there, but a fairly easy hike and if you go in the fall when the maples are crimson, you will see some of the most breathtaking views of fall color in all of New Mexico.

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