Red Rocks at Pyramid Rock

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Red Rock Park

Red Rocks at Pyramid Rock is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gallup, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 780 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

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mountain biking

bird watching

running

views

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Safe and visible trails.

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2 months ago

Great trail- beautiful views!

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muddy
3 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful hike. Took about 2 hours. Snow still in patches but worth it.

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4 months ago

Great trail walked it at sunset colors amazing!

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bugs
no shade
7 months ago

A nice hike but the trail is badly marked. One can get get lost on the way down from the summit. The view is great from the top. You can see interstate 40 from the distance. Also the trail head is behind a number of horse stalls.

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rocky
8 months ago

I would do this trail again but only earlier in the morning as there is very little shade. Make sure to bring water for you and your pet, and hiking poles.

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10 months ago

First half relatively easy, then elevation rise. Sandy start. Scenic views. Bring water. High elevation and heat bothersome, but trail is only 1.7 to top.

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10 months ago

Great hike with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. We marked trail! As you hike up the trail you see Church Rock in a distance. If you’re adventurous, after you descend from the top of the pyramid you can take the trail to the left and hike over to Church Rock. Be sure to hike all the way around Church Rock to enjoy the beautiful colorful sandstone. Take extra water. The sun seems so close to you in the wide open spaces. The tiny gnats didn’t keep us from having an fun day. We ended up hiking 7.5 miles and it was worth ever step.

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Tue May 21 2019

great trail

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Thu Apr 25 2019

Trail in great shape. Encountered 8 people (and 2 dogs) on a beautiful weekday afternoon.

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Thu Apr 18 2019

Very beautiful views from the top. The trail isn’t always well marked. Easy to get lost and end up on church rock trail. Would do again.

Sun Apr 14 2019

Closer to 4 miles. Pull straight into the park and just stay right. Between the horse stalls and out the dirt road. Plenty of parking. 2 hour hike, 5 of us including a 3yo. Awesome views! Great first hike of spring break.

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Thu Apr 11 2019

This was a good trail to try on a short visit to Gallup. There was only one other hiker out when I started at 10 a.m. as the day was a mix of clouds and intermittent sunshine along with gusty cold winds and an occasional snow shower. I was very disappointed to see that the City of Gallup had erected a large water tank, enclosed in hurricane fencing, in what was otherwise a picturesque little canyon. Also, there were no trail maps or outline posted on the trailhead bulletin board.

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Tue Apr 02 2019

one of my favorite hikes.

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Wed Mar 20 2019

Beautiful trail since you can see Church Rock and the Pyramid most of the way up and down. I didn’t make it all the way to top since needed to get back to a meeting (lunch time outing). Got to the fence gate where the elevation started to take off.

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Fri Mar 15 2019

March 15. The trail was muddy. Still some snow. It is beautiful.

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Mon Mar 04 2019

Well worth the hike to the peak.

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Mon Mar 04 2019

Very sandy but well kept trail. Very nice views.

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Sun Nov 18 2018

Amazing hike, easy trails to follow with fabulous views... with that said i would say it is a moderate to difficult hike depending on how much of the trail that you complete. The first part of the trail is a steep ascent (1/4 mile equivalent to 10 flights of stairs per my Apple Watch), the next mile is fairly easy without a great deal of ascending. The back 1.75 miles is the most difficult section with a steep ascent. Overall it was a great hike and worth the time to complete.

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Sun Nov 04 2018

Beautiful scenery. Moderate hike. There is a connecting trail to Church Rock trail which is quite nice. The connection takes off about a third of a mile from the summit and connects to Church Rock trail where the trail loops around.

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Sat Jun 30 2018

Difficult and very little shade but beautiful

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Fri Jun 15 2018

Awesome walking paths that are very well laid out and you can't get lost. The scenery is amazing you can see pyramid rock, Church Rock, the old Fort Wingate Army Depot, the outskirts of Gallup and amazing geology. Other than the uranium spill at church Rick back in the 1970s, there is a lot of other unique history.

Sat Jun 09 2018

Beautiful trail! Nice up the hill walking exercise, not hard or scary at all.

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Mon Apr 30 2018

Nice trail and pretty easy to follow. I would not say the difficulty level is hard though. Pretty good signage at the park directing you to the trailhead.

Tue Mar 06 2018

Beauty and magic. Take your time. Enjoy it.

Tue Feb 06 2018

Great views and not too difficult. Nice weather

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Tue Nov 14 2017

Great trail, beautiful vistas there are benches on the trail to give you a break and enjoy the views. Yes take water and a camera you will use them both, looking forward to the church rock Hike next. Easy access and parking.

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Fri Nov 03 2017

Loved this hike! Seemed moderate vs hard, except that my lungs are adjusting to the high altitude after always living at sea level. Beautiful hike to get up close to boulders and great vistas.

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