Ojitos Canyon Trail

HARD 4 reviews
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Ojitos Canyon Trail is a 12.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Taos, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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.

12.4 miles 3241 feet Out & Back

dog friendly



mountain biking

road biking


trail running


cross country skiing

horseback riding



wild flowers



old growth




You can choose to do just 166 [out and back] or loop 166 with 164. 166 is pretty much an uphill hike. There are a few spots where the trail levels off but for the most part you are on a constant incline up. Views at the top are incredible.

mountain biking
7 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

Very challenging elevation and technical double track. Leg burn over all the pump track like berms. Scenic views along the way. Nice shade in intervals. The downhill bike ride was epic. Bring plenty of water and energy bar/chews.

4 years ago

Trail is a pretty constant moderate/strenuous uphill hike.

The trail itself is in pretty good condition. There are spots where a few trees have fallen and have yet to be cleared. Climbing over, walking around and crawling underneath will be required.

Views at the top of Taos and surrounding areas are amazing!

I chose just to do 166 so once at the top returned the way I came.

I passed two bikers [or they passed me] but otherwise had the trail to myself.

trail running
6 years ago

Good run, but I have yet to find the "loop" while running.