La Vista Verde Trail

EASY 17 reviews

La Vista Verde Trail is a 2.5 mile out and back trail located near Ojo Caliente, New Mexico that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

river

views

hiking
11 days ago

Very nice trail to hike. Took mountain bikes to ride but had to hike with them part of the way. Came across a herd of mountain gots which made the rockiness worth it. View at end of trail is amazing.

1 month ago

This is a nice trail that shows you the lower portion of the rio grande del Norte. Bonus to my hike is that I came a cross a big horn sheep grazing about 10 yards off of the trail. He watched me with caution but didn't run off.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, relatively flat hike. It's the desert and totally exposed, so keep that in mind. We started around 11am and it was HOT. It's mostly unimpressive scrub until the very end, where you get an incredible view of the Rio Grande from thousands of feet above.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Perfect early morning hike. Great view at the end.

4 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

Gorgeous! Short mile easy hike.

11 months ago

The Gorge is Gorgeous!

11 months ago

This trail offers a breathtaking view all the way from its beginning to the end. It is not a loop, so you have to retrace your steps back to the parking lot. Caution should be exercised while hiking due to very strong winds. Otherwise, it's a great easy hike with the gorgeous landscape.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

hiking
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Overall this is a beautiful, quick hike. The views of the black lava rocks and Rio Grand were spectacular. This is a very flat hike. Our biggest complaint is the mud. It's worth doing once, especially if you aren't used to the altitude.