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

no shade

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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4 days ago

Giant loop, with option to add in an additional loop. The trail doesn't provide shade - but the views are AMAZING. Worth it.

5 days ago

Great round trip for 3 miles. It's a nice easy hike and great for training.

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16 days ago

I loved this trail! Finally a good time of year for it as there is no shade. Great view of Albuquerque. Wear good shoes because the terrain is a little rocky. Short and sweet, great hike!

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22 days ago

Easy hike with an AWESOME view of the city

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backpacking
1 month ago

Great easy hike!

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1 month ago

When they open the rest of the trails up, five stars. Perfect for a cloudy, summer day. Early weekday morning, there were hardly any other hikers. My dog is quite a good hiker and rock climber and loved the volcanoes. We even saw a jackalope who'd lost his antlers and a teeny, tiny baby great horned lizard.

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