The Volcanoes Trail

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The Volcanoes Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
288 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Great vistas of Albuquerque and the Sandias, as well as some fantastic geological features. The hiking in, around, and on top of the Volcanoes within Petroglyph National Monument is a fun and quick excursion. What makes this hike unique are the sweeping vistas of Albuquerque, the Rio Grande valley, and the Sandia Mountains across the valley. There are numerous trails and junctions found throughout the volcanoes making it possible to piece together hikes to one, two, or all three volcanoes. Most of the trails are easy enough for smaller children with an occasional shade area with benches to rest. Also, if you're an avid mountain biker, the trails are open and available to bikes and if you enjoy wide open riding then this would be a great place to try.

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6 days ago

The views were beautiful and it wasn't too hard to complete the whole trial. I think it was neat to hike up active volcanoes and there are rest spots periodically in the beginning. On top of that there are signs with interesting facts about the terrain. There was one moderate section on the Vulcan loop so those not ready for that steer clear. In addition don't keep valuables in the car because ours were broken into and my boyfriends wallet was stolen. Albuquerque is beautiful on the whole but crime is high.

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1 month ago

Love the Volcanoes! Went for a Saturday evening hike most recently, and there were only a few other people on the trail. It tends to get somewhat crowded with hikers and bikers on weekend mornings. The views are worth it, though. The rock can be a bit tough on dogs' paws. Please stay on designated trails.

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Simple and beautiful. Great view of Albuquerque and the Sandia Mountains.

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2 months ago

Nice leisurely trek with beautiful scenery!

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2 months ago

I am new to Albuquerque, and I thought this trail was fantastic! The views of the Sandia Mountains and the city are incredible. Not to mention the drive out there in the first place is pretty fantastic. It is a very easy hike, but you can hike up the Vulcan for a bit of a sweat. It was very windy when we went, so it is a good idea to bring layers.

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