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Best trails in Aztec

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Looking for a great trail near Aztec, New Mexico? AllTrails has 5 great hiking 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 Mesa Verde National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bodo State Wildlife Area or Angel Peak Scenic Area BLM. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Aztec ranging from 7.9 to 7.9 miles and from 5,643 to 6,564 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 Aztec
Top trails (5)
#1 - Alien Run Trail at Hart Canyon
Aztec, New Mexico
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
Alien Run Trail at Hart Canyon is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aztec, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a nShow more
#2 - Aztec Ruins West Great House Loop
Aztec Ruins National Monument
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
The ruins contain Pueblo structures from the 11th to 13th centuries with more than 400 masonry rooms which were misidentified by early American settlers as Aztec. It lies within the World Heritage SitShow more
#3 - Tiger Pond
Aztec, New Mexico
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
Tiger Pond is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Aztec, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, Show more
#4 - Cox Canyon Arch [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Aztec, New Mexico
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 15 m
Cox Canyon Arch [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Aztec, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trailShow more
#5 - Simon Canyon Ruin [CLOSED]
Navajo Lake State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 45 m
Simon Canyon Ruin trail weaves along dry river bed across slick rock back to a Navajo pueblitos, a small one room Navajo built small defensive structure. The pueblito is perched on top of a large boulShow more