Three Guns Spring Trail Loop

MODERATE 180 reviews

Three Guns Spring Trail Loop is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sandia Park, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,496 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

The south trailhead is in Tijeras Canyon on Montecello Rd on Old Route 66.

hiking
11 minutes ago

A very nice trail with so much plant diversity. It was a quick drive from the city and the hike had some very nice scenery. I wish the views at the end of the trail were a little better.

hiking
7 days ago

This place is great...relaxing, beautiful, challenging. I would highly recommend it. I hiked in on January 13 and documented the whole thing. You can find it on YouTube by searching for Nash Potatoes Outdoor Show. Enjoy!

hiking
icy
muddy
over grown
rocky
snow
14 days ago

Steady Incline all the way up. Trail still has some snow & slippery. Beautiful hike. This hike would be hard on kids that don't have hiking experience.

hiking
18 days ago

Good views/ length, few slippery spots, perfect weather

Only went partial ways, but Dog friendly for the first .7 miles

Nice trail, pretty decent views and good distance. The ice and snow wasn’t significant only a few places that were a little slippery.

hiking
snow
22 days ago

December 26, 2019. Nice hike! Pretty good views as the trail progresses and it gets fairly steep at some points. A bit of snow but manageable. Passed several other hikers on the way. A good rise in elevation. No clear end point from what I saw, but still an enjoyable hike. Would recommend.

hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

definitely this is a winter hike no shade or a fall hike! I absolutely loved it!

hiking
no shade
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

I was a little disappointed by this hike. First of all, the signs about theft in the parking lot just made it feel sketchy. Not only that but there was hardly anyone on the trail which also added to the sketchiness. My expectations were set way too high based on the high reviews posted here. I tried going left when it forks to take the trail, but it was all over grown and there was a fence so had to turn around.

hiking
2 months ago

no shade, and up 2000 ft. Nice for colder months

no shade
rocky
2 months ago

completed this in early october. the trail was clear, but rocky so slightly tough to get footing on steep incline. the branch off was the only confusing portion. views were decent

hiking
2 months ago

a good hike, I recommend going up the west wash and coming down on the ridgeline.

hiking
rocky
washed out
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great views of the valley, but watch out for the cacti on the sides of the trail. Definitely will be back here again.

hiking
bugs
no shade
rocky
4 months ago

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bugs
no shade
rocky
washed out
5 months ago

There is almost no shade going up on this trail. The trail is washed out and it’s very buggy. That said, it was still beautiful! Just a bit unbearable with the heat. I got way too late of a start. I did the loop (did not do the tail end that would have been another 800 ft climb in about a third of a mile). I love how close it is to Albuquerque and will do it again in cooler weather. Lots of cactus and brush on the way down. Lots of flowers and butterflies!

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