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Ojito Wilderness Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Ojito Wilderness Trail is a 3.3 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. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 291 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

rocky

off trail

no shade

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muddy
1 month ago

A note of caution if there are wet conditions. The road off of US 550 may be impassible as we found out today. It’s a classic New Mexico clay quagmire, good for adobe houses, not so good for driving. Turned around after a mile or so after sliding around in the muck.

recorded Recording - Mar 25, 09:11 AM

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike! Low elevation pines in the mesa shadow & hoodoos. A bad day at the Ojito beats a good day in the city. A great day!

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rocky
10 months ago

I enjoy the Ojito Wilderness. It is simple dessert hiking on one side, but it has several unique formations and surprise forested area (Pinon, Juniper mostly). If you are real lucky, you can find a few ruins and arches

hiking
11 months ago

Awesome trail, not well marked but plenty of landmarks to serve as reference points.

hiking
11 months ago

Great scenic trail, the dirt ride will bottom out cars so I’d recommend an suv/truck. You have the opportunity to walk on mesas with crevasses to explore, great time and not to strenuous.

Sat Nov 10 2018

Short easy hike, hoodoos are the highlight, please don’t carve you name in them!!!

walking
Sun Sep 10 2017

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 .

Tue Jun 13 2017

Absolutely lovely day hiking the trail - and beyond! Didn’t see a single soul. Just me and God and a beautiful setting. Going again this summer - this time to spend a couple nights under the stars. Can’t wait.

hiking
Sun Apr 30 2017

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.

Mon Apr 03 2017

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

Sat Mar 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
Sat Aug 17 2013

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

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