Simon Canyon Ruin

MODERATE 8 reviews
#1 of 2 trails in

Simon Canyon Ruin is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Aztec, New Mexico that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
301 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

hiking

trail running

river

rocky

no shade

historic site

Simon Canyon Ruin trail weaves along dry river bed across slick rock back to a Navajo pueblitos, a small one room Navajo built small defensive structure. This pueblito is perched on top of a large boulder.

4 months ago

My profile picture is of this hike! Super lovely but very hot, leave your older fur babies at home

6 months ago

Drove an hour to get out there to find the road blocked off. This trail is closed till mid april for “restoration”... bummer but decided to walk the san juan river trails instead and it was an absolute delight! NM has enchanted me once again

hiking
6 months ago

Closed to public for restoration construction through April 15, 2018. Still beautiful to walk along the river though. Will be back when accessible!

hiking
6 months ago

Great short adventure hike. Walk along a boulder filled shelf about a cottonwood filled canyon with live water. Very nice surprise

hiking
7 months ago

Easy with nice views of the canyon.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago