West Rim Trail

EASY 18 reviews

West Rim Trail is a 2.2 mile out and back trail located near Ojo Caliente, New Mexico and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
183 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

This is an easy, flat hike along the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge starting at the back of the rest area. The TH is marked. You can hike as much or little as desired. We turned at 1.7 miles, just because we were at a pretty photo spot to make the return trip. Good for all ages. Bring water, especially if a hot day.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Nice easy trail with stunning views of the gorge:)

hiking
4 months ago

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Gorgeous open views.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 11, 2016

beautiful, easy , be careful on summer could be really hot

Friday, May 06, 2016

It's a lovely trail if you don't want any elevation to your hike.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

trail running
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

geocaching
Monday, June 29, 2015

Easy & pleasant hike back & forth. Things to consider along this trail: take plenty of water if the hike is to take place on a sunny day - no shade refuge along this trail; finally, leave immediately if the thunderstorm is on its way.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Great views. Flat the whole way. It is not ojo caliente as listed but the trailhead starts at the gorge bridge rest area. After about 1/2 me you will see very few people.

hiking
Monday, November 24, 2014

trail running
Friday, June 27, 2014

Good flat trail for running. A few slightly technical areas peppered throughout. I did 7 miles in and then 7 back out and never worried about getting off on the wrong trail. Three big horns joined for part of the run.

trail running
Friday, July 02, 2010

About as flat as you can get for a trail in NM. Rocky at the start, then just a dirt trail all along the gorge. Great views the entire way.