Explore the most popular wheelchair friendly trails in New Mexico with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

5/21/2018..took our teenage boys here to experience a short walk in the forest....the trail beyond the fiberglass bridge has been damaged due to some previous flood, Yet the water level in creek was so low that we found a way to walk in creek for 3 miles. There was a pleasant breeze in canyon and plenty of shade. very enjoyable day for the teens. Carry your water/snax.

Did the natural entrance trail. Lots of switchbacks & steep! Wanted to do the other loop, but since the elevators were out we had to walk back up the way we came. Very strenuous.
The cave is fabulous. We've been in a lot of caves. This is the first one they just turn you loose without a tour. We were able to set our own pace.

Not a bad walking/running trail. Petroglyphs were difficult to see. Much preferred hiking trail in Boca Negra. Pretty view and more petroglyphs.

Such a fun hike! No elevator service into the caverns so it was a great 800 feet descend but a workout hiking back up!! Was def worth it!! So neat!

GPS will not work inside the cavern, so forget about track recording. Otherwise a very nice, well maintained cave system. Walking up is not as difficult as it seems.

great for beginners

1 month ago

Awesome

Awesome scenery and art

hiking
2 months ago

Currently closed.

Cool history along the canyon. the return path is pretty basic. there is almost no shade, so plan accordingly if you come in the summer or afternoon.

walking
2 months ago

In March, it was a perfect time. A bit dry 2018, sorry New Mexico, wishing for help with your drought. It's an easy trail, first encounter with petroglyphs.

we really enjoyed this trail. I would recommend going in the early morning as the petroglyphs can be hard to see in the harsh sun.

Lovely, easy walk on well marked trail. Incredible petroglyphs!

Amazing! We hiked in through the natural entrance and then did the full loop around the Big Room. Wish we would have had more time to do a guided tour of one of the other caves, but still well worth it.

It’s a nice walk and the petroglyphs are easy to see. The first 1/2 mile is littered with dog droppings. That doesn’t reflect well on the Albuquerque residents who are not following the posted rules. When I’m on a hike I’m really not wanting to focus on avoiding stepping on dog shit.

A fabulous place. Check for guided tours when you get there. I checked on line and they looked sold out but was able to book one when I arrived. Walked down and took the elevator out. Walking down is highly recommended as it gives one an idea of how big it really is, how deep it is and how early explorers really encountered it. Very easy walk down. Highly recommended!!

The trail is great up to where it’s washed out. The road to the trail was also flooded with about a foot of water in two locations. We drove about 4 hours out of the way to do this hike so slightly disappointed that only half of it was possible to see. It is incredibly scenic. The government needs to upgrade the road to the trail and the portions of the trail that wash out.

It's almost unreal how big this cave is. Best cave I've ever been too.

I grew up in northern New Mexico so I’m no stranger to scenic mountain drives, but this one really surprised me and I considered it jaw dropping in places.

best cave I've ever visited!

walking
3 months ago

This is a paved path. Very easy walk. It was ok but I didn’t like how close it was to the road (a lot of road noise!) and a short fence kept you from being able to see anything.

Beautiful country. Many hiking and camping opportunities. Great history museum in Alamos with the Nuclear site. NIce drive through the area or can stay for days.

The spring and pool is a unique feature to the landscape. The inscriptions and hieroglyphs are very well preserved. This is a destination hike. While there the Headland hike is a must.

on Canyon Rim Trail

4 months ago

a nice easy paved trail with slight incline.

This is a beautiful pocket of nature that you should take the time to check out, definitely worth the drive I made from El Paso.

Quite interesting walk. The lava fields are great and the walk is easy.I was quite impressed with the 600 year old juniper.

Your calves might hurt the next day but it's so worth it. the cave just goes on and on. amazing formations all the way. set your camera to dusk/ dawn without flash and the photos turn out great.

Was an awesome experience in this np cave.

elevator out and trail in its about 3 hours to hike it all

Did this stretch of road on our way from Taos to Colorado Springs. Typical SW canyon country driving. I think the section from Taos to the Angel Fire cut off is just about in the same category. Both nice drives.

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