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Glorieta Baldy Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews
#34 of 112 trails in

Glorieta Baldy Trail is a 9.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glorieta, New Mexico that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 9.8 miles Elevation Gain: 2,837 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching



1 month ago

Tried to do this trail today. And while the church camp is closed, someone is doing some sort of filming and couldn't get through.

2 months ago

A very medium hike. Steep incline at beginning and end but overwhelmingly it was flat as you walk on the ridge

Thursday, August 30, 2018

great views from the top

Thursday, November 02, 2017

You can not get into this trail! Some idiot put a private business and is a gated locked camp now!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Awesome views! It's a difficult hike if you're not used to the altitude.

Monday, July 24, 2017

This Sunday we could not access the trail head from the Glorieta Conference Center; gate closed. will have to access from trail head for trail #175 at coordinates Latitude 35.633302429522054 Longitude -105.8587646484375 NF road 79.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The trail shown on the map (as of 6/1/2017) is the Glorieta Center Trail #272. The Glorieta Baldy Trail #175 starts on Forest Road 79, west of the mountain, crosses the large canyon at the foot of Glorietta Baldy (Apache Canyon), arrives at at the major ridge south of the summit before turning north to the intersection with Trail #272 and the summit. The fire tower is closed and the treads are missing from the entry ladder. From the ground the views are pretty limited, although there are good views out across the Galisteo Basin into the Pecos basin. A trail description with driving directions and photos can be found at

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

I tried going today. The gentleman at the gate said the trail is closed until August 15th because of summer camps

mountain biking
Saturday, May 07, 2016

Great ride.. :)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

I work at the camp. We allow hikers and bikers besides the summer(except certain days). The problem with this trail is the Ghost Town itself is on private property and they have no trespassing signs up. They have decided not to allow people through, not sure why. But you can still hike up to the town and back.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Best follow directions from the Sierra Club's "Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area" as the trailhead is actually over on FR175 and the Alltrails map is incomplete. "

Sunday, April 12, 2015

I hiked this as a kid. I remember it was a very difficult hike, but so worth it when I got to the top.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Loved this hike up to Glorieta Baldy. Nice trail from the conference center to the ghost town. Few things to see on the way like the old car and mine.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Nice trail! Make sure you hike starting from Glorieta Conference Center. You will pass some interesting features like an old mine, car and ghost town. The drive to baldy from Pecos is rough. Be careful!

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

A little tricky to navigate, but views galore and not at all strenuous. Love the rusted out old car, which still had its wooden floor boards and foundation of an old hotel along the trail. Been on this trail over 4 times before it closed due to new owners of the trail head. Havent heard if they allow hikers back.

mountain biking
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Great trail but very steep & rocky near top. Views from ridge 1/2 way down spectacular.

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