Gutierrez-Milne Open Space Loop

EASY 24 reviews

Gutierrez-Milne Open Space Loop is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tijeras, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
715 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

The trail is surrounded by neighborhoods but since it's wooded, you don't really feel you are in the neighborhoods. It is a nice little trip through the woods that isn't too hard to get too, yet it offers quite a bit of hiking. There are 720 Acres but w/quite a few trails to choose from. Mostly dirt, though some trails have rocks and gravel. Note: For years this place was know only as Gutierrez Canyon (300 Acres) but in 2008 the city of Albuquerque bought 420 acres (John A. Milne) and now the area is conjoined as the Gutierrez - Milne open Space.

2 months ago

Trail is closed due to high fire hazard.

hiking
5 months ago

I’m not able to edit my existing review, but kudos to AllTrails for fixing the errors I referenced! The info all looks correct to me now.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike! Feels very remote, which is surprising, considering the trailhead is right on the road. There are many, many more trails in the Open Space to explore, beyond this loop.

I was confused to find only a very small pull-off (big enough for 3-4 cars) and a tiny trailhead, with a small sign, across the road. But the location as marked is correct.

There’s a bit of misinformation in this listing. I followed the trail exactly as shown on the AllTrails map (no easy feat, as there are MANY unmarked branches and it seemed my instinct was wrong in every case, causing lots of doubling back), and also extended by at least 1/2 mile total at the far end of the loop (by Sierra Vista Estates). However, my total distance was only 5.29 miles, in the end. Nowhere near the 6.2 miles listed.

There are a few places in which the trail goes down the center of a wash for a stretch. I’d avoid this loop in the rainy season.

This trail is tagged “no dogs,” but dogs are allowed. They just must be on leash (as is typical). There is even a community dog bowl at the single trail sign I saw.

I would not characterize this trail as moderate. It’s slightly less challenging than the Birdhouse Ridge/Tunnel Canyon loop, which is rated “easy” by this app.

hiking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Fun hike with the pooches.

hiking
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

absolutely no trash! got caught in a hail storm. got off trail twice, signage could be better. great views.

hiking
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A nice and easy trail to enjoy nature

hiking
Friday, July 10, 2015

Nice easy afternoon hike with great views from the top.

hiking
Friday, December 16, 2011

Nice trip. It is easy to get to and has light use and is a nice forest hiking area

recorded Sat 8/11/18

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

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Sunday, February 16, 2014