Jemez Mountains Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Jemez Mountains Trail is a 18.5 mile out and back trail located near Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fly fishing, and off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
18.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2828 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

fly fishing

hiking

off road driving

hiking
Friday, March 18, 2016

camping
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Really crowded area, but still beautiful. We went the weekend after Memorial Day and spent about 90 minutes trying to locate a campsite. Seriously, it's REALLY crowded. People race up and down the dirt road at all hours.

If you're willing to tolerate the people and vehicles, though, the Jemez Mountains are incredibly beautiful. This is one of our favorite places to camp. We tend to go for the northern end, because it's less crowded. Access to the river isn't available at the north end--the area is protected for the safety of an endangered mouse.

If you have a free evening, I highly recommend the northern end of the road. It's about 90 minutes from Albuquerque, so the trip is nice and short. :-)

off road driving
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

off road driving
Tuesday, September 23, 2014