Taylor Canyon Trail

EASY 2 reviews
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Taylor Canyon Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marcia, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.3 miles
856 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running



wild flowers


Taylor Canyon Trail is a short trail that can be hiked easily and also be enjoyed with your family. Some parts are rocky but very easy to walk, well defined and not too steep, not to say about the wonderful vistas that you will encounter walking in the middle of the pine forest. You can park your vehicle just near the trailhead (32.82859, -105.75585) and start your walk from this point. In less than a mile you will find a fence with a door, do not worry you can pass, there is a sign there with the number of the trail: T5007. You will see this sign again at the end of the trail in about 2.2 miles, at the intersection with the T5007C.

7 months ago

I visited this beautiful trail with my granddaughter Natalia at the end of December, some snow but a nice cold weather. We saw more than 20 wild turkeys just near the trailhead where we started our walk, and also we saw them again when we returned to the same point. The trail is not too steep, rocky in some sections but not difficult to walk. We stopped several times to take pictures, to contemplate the beautiful forest and enjoy the nice weather. We definitely recommend this trail.

Monday, June 05, 2017