Piedras Marcadas Canyon

EASY 80 reviews

Piedras Marcadas Canyon is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
203 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

The trails are very sandy down in the canyon and lava rock in the way sometimes.

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hiking
2 months ago

Boca Negra was more interesting to me and took you up closer to the petroglyphs. However, this was a nice, short, easy sand trail in the canyon. We brought 3 kids with us, so definitely kid-friendly. Perfect for an evening hike as there isn't any shade. The kids really enjoyed seeing all of the rabbits! We saw at least 10 and they were huge!

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Nice trail for a short hike. Perfect hike with kids. There is no shade so a great morning or evening hike.

walking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail but the views and the petroglyphs are awesome.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for all ages! Loved hunting to find art that is not visible from the trail. Not a hike for the summer time, best to do in the earlier part of the year. It's a sandy trail, not good for wheelchairs or strollers. Dog friendly on a leash, but not all trails in this park allow dogs according to the brochure.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail with tons of petroglyphs. Be sure to follow the directions carefully as the parking lot is behind some commercial buildings and in a neighborhood.
Please be respectful of the petroglyphs and don't climb on the rocks

4 months ago