Gavilan Trail

HARD 20 reviews
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Gavilan Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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
2,247 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
23 days ago

Did this one July of 2017. Steep and scenic with trees down low opening into a valley (with flowers in season). Last section is really steep up to the Lobo Peak Trail which circles the Taos Bowl somewhat. Stick coming down helps knees if needed. Well worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Nice and long (in reality, it only feels long)...good workout, good forest, even good meadows along the way for a break here and there.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail

hiking
2 months ago

My dog and I are standing at the end of the trail right now. Spring is such a beautiful time, the greens will never be greener, wildflowers blooming, beautiful forest, spectacular views!
Strenuous but worth it!

BTW this trail distance here is 4.7 miles out and back. My app states 3.3 miles one way to the end which connects with the Columbine TR #60 and the Lobo Peak TR #57

Which would put the total out and back at 6.6 miles

3 months ago

Awesome trail, easy to follow. Short and sweet

3 months ago

This is the most beautiful trail. My favorite among the Taos Ski Valley trails. Hard but worth it.

hiking
6 months ago

This is my favorite hike in NM. It's difficult but do-able, and the views from the top are incredible.

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked this trail all the way to Lobo Peak and WOW. There was snow and the perfect amount! The views are really amazing and God’s glory is definitely shown out here, definitely Recommend this hike and especially to Lobo!

hiking
Friday, October 03, 2014

Great place to visit...especially in the Fall when the International Hawk Watch group is there.

hiking
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Really nice views of the Manzanos and Rio Grande Valley.

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1 month ago

recorded Taos Hike

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