Traders Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Taos, New Mexico. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 337 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Beautiful views of the gorge with lots of offshoot trails. Definitely an easy trail not moderate.

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1 month ago

Dramatic views of the Rio Grande gorge from this trail. Although it’s relatively level, the views are surprisingly good. It might be one of my favorite trails around Taos.

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2 months ago

Easy, flat, straight trail. Popular with dog walkers! Incredible 360 views, and a nice overlook of the gorge. It was not muddy today at all.

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2 months ago

recorded Trader’s Trail

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9 months ago

Stumbled upon this trailhead by chance- I was looking for a place to pull off on the road to take photos of the scenery and I saw a brown “hiking on the right’ sign so I pulled over- there is an overgrown grate that you drive over and come to a small parking lot. There is a detailed trail map at the trailhead off the parking lot where 5 or so trails start from. The Trader’s Trail is a straight shot down to view the gorge. Several other trails cross it on the way down but it is well marked. Saw some mountain bikers and several other hiking groups with children (aged 6-12). There is a bench at the end of the trail to rest, I opted to scramble down the rocks a short way for a better view of the canyon below.

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Sat Apr 27 2019

Great early morning hike. If you go to the end of Traders there is a lovely bench with morning shade and a great view of the Junction Bridge.

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Tue Nov 20 2018

Great flat short hike! This is in no way a moderate route. It is easy and I would be confident taking anyone on this trail. I could see in the summer that this trail would be very hot as there is no shade. But it was perfect for the 50 degree day. It was muddy and a lot of people are trying to stay out of the mud causing the trail to widen. Please stay on trail wear some boots and just scrape them off later.

Mon Jul 16 2018

Great hike in the gorge, kind of boring topside. But it is really a good one all around otherwise.

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Fri Mar 23 2018

Super easy stroll through shrubby land, direct to the canyon valley, with snow-capped mountains as walk-by background. Wonderful payoff for such a lowkey stretch-your-limbs kinda mosey!

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7 months ago

recorded Traders Trail

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Mon Jun 03 2019

recorded Traders Trail

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Sun May 19 2019

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Sun May 12 2019

recorded Traders Trail

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