West Rim Trail

EASY 37 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
134 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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mountain biking

trail running

17 days ago

Nice hike. Did 4 miles total. Wear good shoes.

27 days ago

The trail is actually a nine-mile trail that ends south at Dead Cholla. Only the first two miles hug the gorge. Views are spectacular. Do this hike early in the morning or in the afternoon with cloudcover as it is totally exposed. Trailhead is at the rest stop. People can stay here for 24 hours.

1 month ago

great flat hike in summer I would only do it very early in the morning. As others have mentioned, there is no shade. I do it early spring or in the fall.

hiking
1 month ago

No shade except in rocks.

3 months ago

This is a short but enjoyable trail. The views of the Rio Grande Gorge are spectacular as at times the canyon drops off right next to the trail all the way down to the river.I would suggest a afternoon hike as the light is spectacular.

hiking
11 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.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nice easy trail with stunning views of the gorge:)

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.

hiking
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.

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.

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2 months ago

recorded Rio Grande Gorge West Rim

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