Ojito Wilderness Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Ojito Wilderness Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Ysidro, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
416 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

rocky

off trail

no shade

walking
11 days ago

This is a mesa walking trail. The trial is poorly marked in some places, although, our all trails maps kept us on track . There is definitely some beautiful landscape and a few hoodoos too :-) we enjoyed our time here and took many beautiful pics too .

hiking
18 days ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Trails are easy to access by taking 550 to Cabezon Road. However, a sign said the portion of the road through the Zia Pueblo will be closed May 1. Though the road was washboarded and a little muddy in places, we had no trouble in our AWD SUV. The scenery is very pretty. It is more of an open space than a trail, so you can explore whatever looks interesting to you. Lots of cattle. Also, unfortunately, tons of people shooting. We went on a Sunday and didn't hear gunfire until about noon, but it was constant after that. Also, shooters are extremely disrespectful of the land. Shell casings are everywhere along with a disgusting amount of beer cans/bottles and litter near the areas with shells. Hard to feel safe, especially with a dog, in an area with so much gunfire and alcohol.

5 months ago

Dragons back is a really fun ride technical in some places . amazing views.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Saturday, January 02, 2016

Saturday, March 07, 2015

surprisingly a wealth of things to see here. neat rock formations like hoodoos and arches. great geological wonders and fin canyon badlands.

hiking
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

hiking
Saturday, August 17, 2013

Close to home, great hoodoos, best in the cooler months.