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Glorieta Canyon is a 10.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Glorieta, New Mexico that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 10.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,437 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

historic site

This trail eventually reaches the Glorieta Ghost Town, which is on private property. The map on this page has been updated to start at the baptist church, rather than the Lifeway Camp. During non-summer months, hikers may be able to start at the camp, cutting several miles off this hike.

hiking
2 days ago

Signs at the closed camp will direct you to the baptist church lot. Pick up the Baptist Bypass mountain bike trail and follow to the back of the camp and the Green Trail. It is 2.2 miles to the RV parking lot and the actual start of the trail so ended up with 11.1 miles round trip. Besides two old rusted cars and a hotel sign, not much to see but a good challenge mountain trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail, but we had to walk a mile just to get to the trailhead. I would suggest entering along the mountain bike trails off Hwy 50 to the church and then straight back to the green loop so as to keep walking on pavement to a minimum. There is a work in progress to expand a BMX trail? so walked through 1/4 mile of felled trees where pristine forest stream used to flow. This was off putting for me.

hiking
9 months ago

You all, the trail is open to the public Mid Aug-June. It's only when the camp is in session that there is no direct access. During those times there is a workaround that the camp director is happy to share. It adds a few miles to the hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy hiking, along small creek, once you manage to get to the trailhead. Bit complicated getting passed the entry gate. Not much of a ghost town. Couple small ruins from what used to be a “hotel” and lumber mill.

hiking
Sat May 18 2019

It was a good hike but not great views. The old rusted out 1930’s cars were cool to see. Though, I have no idea how they came to be there in the first place. The trail could have been marked better. Overall, good outing.

Wed Nov 28 2018

This hike was fun. Hiked in late November. No problem with the Glorieta Camp and no problem with any gates. Simply delightful.

hiking
Sat Aug 05 2017

Previous reviewer is correct. Turned away at the gate due to "too many kids" being there - direct quote from the lady at the gate. Apparently these national forest trails will be open to the public again on the 12th. UPDATE - so here's the scoop. Trailhead access to most of the "Glorieta" trails that are listed on alltrails is actually on private property. You will be turned away from them frequently if there are baptist activities taking place, like for instance a summer camp. Figure out how to call ahead if you want to hike these trails from that trailhead just to make sure the trailhead isn't closed to the public.. Most of them are accessible from other locations by taking forest/fire roads or hiking from Santa Fe in to Glorieta. IMO these trails are nice, but not worth that level of hassle. None of them is nearly as nice as the trails in Hyde Park or at the ski basin, but they do start several thousand feet lower if altitude is a concern.

Sat Aug 05 2017

Only rating one star because we couldn't get access to any of the glorieta trails because the Lifeway camp was not allowing access to anyone outside the camp while it was going on. Seems weird that a private company was blocking access to trailheads in a public National Forest for a camp that was no doubt using these trails for private use.

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