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Best trails in Alamogordo

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Looking for a great trail near Alamogordo, New Mexico? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in White Sands National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Zenith Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Alamogordo ranging from 0.7 to 1.8 miles and from 3,996 to 4,481 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Alamogordo
Top trails (12)
#1 - Dog Canyon Trail 106
Lincoln National Forest
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 6 h 24 m
Dog Canyon Trail 106 is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alamogordo, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventShow more
#2 - Goat Springs Trail #118
Lincoln National Forest
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
Goat Springs Trail #118 is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Alamogordo, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarilyShow more
#3 - Alamo Canyon #104 and Roundup Ground #107
Lincoln National Forest
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
Alamo Canyon #104 and Roundup Ground #107 is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Alamogordo, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail isShow more
#4 - OLSP Dog Canyon Nature Walk
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 21 m
For up to date information, please see the park page here: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/oliverleestatepark.html Short hike along ashaded canyon stream - Picnic area. From the trailhead, proceed Show more
#5 - Cloudcroft: Alamogordo to Cloudcroft
Lincoln National Forest
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Length: 19.3 mi
US 82 - Alamogordo to CloudcroftShow more
#6 - Ortega and Hershberger Peaks Loop
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 6 h 33 m
Ortega and Hershberger Peaks Loop is a 9.9 mile loop trail located near Alamogordo, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking Show more
#7 - Alkali Flat Trail [CLOSED]
White Sands National Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information: https://www.nps.gov/whsa/index.htmShow more
#8 - White Sands Backcountry Trail [CLOSED]
White Sands National Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 44 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information: https://www.nps.gov/whsa/index.htm If you are just walking the looseShow more
#9 - Dune Life Nature Trail [CLOSED]
White Sands National Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 24 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information: https://www.nps.gov/whsa/index.htmShow more
#10 - Interdune Boardwalk [CLOSED]
White Sands National Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 7 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information: https://www.nps.gov/whsa/index.htm Very easy. Boarded.Show more
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