Glorieta Ghost Town

MODERATE 7 reviews
#52 of 74 trails in

Glorieta Ghost Town is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Glorieta, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.3 miles
961 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


trail running


washed out

historic site

Trailhead is located on the private property of Lifeway Camp. Trail may be periodically inaccessible from this location when Lifeway Camp activities are taking place.

10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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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