Explore the best backpacking 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.

no distinct trail, more difficult to follow, compass helpful, no phone service. BEAUTIFIL landscape

hiking
16 days ago

Very easy trail for beginners to learn the ropes of backpacking! Also very gorgeous and perfect weather. I recommend late spring-summer-early fall.

We didn't end up doing the trail, lots of keep out signs and an aggressive dog, not sure it's meant to be open to the public.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

I love going to the Bisti. Lots of amazing rock formations. It can be hard to find the various named formations but well worth the effort!

By far my favorite hike/trail run in the Santa Fe area!! I hiked Baldy and then trekked down to Lake Katherine. Some steep exposed areas but overall fairly moderate. Can't wait to try it in the winter.

hiking
5 months ago

rickiwr than expected.
gorgeous trail. when you finally reach the trampas lakes sign turn left.

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked it with our baby in a baby carrier. He did great and loved the scenery. We saw a couple deer and enjoyed the view of white sands at the end of the trail.

backpacking
6 months ago

This is a beautiful train with some tricky and steep parts, but overall, not that bad. The lake is incredible, surrounded by rocky peaks. We did a three day backpacking trip and stopping sometimes to do some rock climbing and rappelling.