Penasco Blanco Ruins Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Penasco Blanco Ruins Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nageezi, New Mexico that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

walking

cave

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

old growth

rocky

snow

washed out

historic site

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Lengthy hike to Supernova Pictograph site near the end of the trail. Trail is generally sand and dirt without much elevation gain until near the end of the trail. It is out and back. Hardly any traffic after the first two miles. I went in the early afternoon and it was quite warm, even in early May. You will want to take plenty of water and some trail food, of course. There is no cell service generally anywhere within the Park so you must take care of yourself out there. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. Not much wildlife but I did see some coyote scat, some birds, a couple of lizards and one large snake.

6 months ago

This was beautiful! It is definitely worth it to see the Crab Nebula petrographs and making it to the top was cool!!

21 days ago

hiking
7 months ago

recorded Penasco Blanco Ruins Trail

hiking
10 months ago

Friday, December 05, 2014

walking
Sunday, March 10, 2013