Red Rocks at Pyramid Rock

HARD 15 reviews
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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 difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.0 miles
872 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



mountain biking

nature trips



6 days ago

29 days ago

Amazing hike! Love that part of the trail is marked by rock stacked pyramids! Great hike to do if you are moving up to difficult for the first time.

1 month ago

Great afternoon hike with some awesome scenery!

2 months ago

2 months ago

This is my favorite trail near Gallup by far. I want to reinforce that this is a dog friendly trail, too. My dog is only 4 pounds and she made it all the way to the top, but I ended up having to carry her down. BE CAREFUL on the descent, as the trail forks and isn't clearly marked which way is Church Rock Trail and Pyramid Trail. We ended up taking CR for a spell before we saw signs that labeled it as such. To be fair, we weren't paying extreme attention, but this trail is not marked adequately. Just be prepared for that!

3 months ago

Cool views. Trail is a lot of blow sand so appropriate shoes a must. It is steep in places but the trails crew has installed steps. Take water

3 months ago

Loved this trail... The hike is a bit of a workout... beats the gym every time! I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

5 months ago

Perfect little jaunt for the family. Dog friendly and plenty of places to rest and take in the view. Be careful when it's windy, the sand will cut you up.

6 months ago

Pyramid Rock Trail at Red rock state park is a challenging and beautiful hike. There are fantastic views throughout, especially once you get to the top of Pyramid Rock. The geology is amazing. The trail is well marked and there are benches along the way to take a breath and enjoy the views.

There is another hike in Red Rock State Park, but I am not sure how to add a new hike in AllTrails. There is a trail that connects the Pyramid Rock trail to the Churchrock Trail. You can park at either trailhead and hike in either direction. Once you finish the trail + the hike through the parking lot back to the other trailhead, it is a total of 4.75 miles.

7 months ago

Nice hike. You'll meet nice native people along the way. Take a camera.

11 months ago

Monday, April 04, 2016

It was absolutely amazing the hike up. The views of the surrounding area were breathtaking. If you are looking for a hike with a remarkable view, this is one not to miss.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Pyramid Trail is super amazing once you get to the top. It's a perfect little hike and the view is great.
Just bring water! Because it is desert weather all the time!

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

This is a great trail. Well marked. Challenging enough especially if you are not used to the elevation. The hike to Pyramid Rock and back to parking area is about 4 miles.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Fantastic views wowie plus a great chance to experience a little bit of New Mexicos natural wonder and right off the highway if you're just rolling through New Mexico like we were