San Juan River Trail [CLOSED]

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Navajo Lake State Park

San Juan River Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Navajo Dam, New Mexico that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 118 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips



over grown


It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

Fri May 25 2018

Trailhead is just beyond the Simon Ruin Trailhead. This trail follows the San Juan River upstream to the dam. It is usually closer to the canyon wall rather than the river. The trails starts off easily enough with rocks bordering the trail. It soon becomes a single person wide trail. Eventually it gets to areas that need trimming (we bushwacked through these areas). The trail has benches and picnic tables along the way. It also goes through shady and sunny areas. We did not make it to the end of the trail because we ran out of time.

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