Explore the best birding 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.

hiking
8 hours ago

horseback riding
11 hours ago

hiking
15 hours ago

hiking
16 hours ago

This is a great hike and the descriptions of it on All Trails were spot on. I'm a decently in-shape guy from the Midwest and this terrain and the altitude were a tough challenge, so I for sure agree with the "hard" rating. I was pretty wiped and I got a late start in the day so I turned back downhill maybe at about the 3/4 mark, when I found the TWA flight 260 wreckage. For reference, this is just about where the trail is directly under the tramway cables. Awesome views, cool terrain; I saw lots of lizards, birds, and yes, one giant Diamondback Rattle snake, so be careful! I did get a little off track a couple times but unopened the All Trails app and was able to see where I went wrong and got back on track. If you get lost, backtrack a little and check the app/map. Don't start too late in the day, I got rained on a little right at the end of my hike. I definitely recommend this trail!

mountain biking
17 hours ago

hiking
17 hours ago

Moderate means if your in decent shape and not carrying 50 extra lbs you'll (should) have a fine time. But it's a good idea to also pay attention to that chart below the map that tells you altitude. In this case it means you start at 10,244 and no matter which way you go in your 4mi trek you will climb 1,821ft, mostly up. Also, they let cows go to pasture all over the ski basin. I'm sure there us a terribly good, very green, reason. But the whole place is covered in cow pies, smells like shit, literally, and the flies were unbearable. It was like being on a Midwest farm in the middle of summer. Something I moved to the southwest and go hiking in the mountains to get away from. Will NOT repeat this venture.

Gorgeous views but long hike. Not clearly marked above Pecos Baldy lake.

backpacking
1 day ago

Busier than expected but absolutely lovely. Took about 4.5 hours up and 2.5 down. We camped between the two lakes at the top. Not much snow left as of June 24.

Absolutely gorgeous hike! From wandering through the aspen groves to following the mountain stream to the well-earned reward of Nambe Lake after a challenging uphill trek - this was every thing I look for in a hike!

The falls trail was good (68) but an attempt to hike the connecting trails left me frustrated. They are not well marked and overgrown. The small hiker plates that are on the trees are so far apart and hard to see. I found myself getting lost off the trail. Not recommended for someone new to that terrain. Stay to the falls trail

Challenging, when you get to the Lake, you feel like you accomplished a hike. Strenuous but rewarding. Watch out coming down. I slipped and fell. Good shoes are needed. We also use trekking poles.

Be aware that there is a cut off road in order to get to the trail head! Very scenic and beautiful trail. Lots of wild life, be aware if traveling with a dog theres a lot of interesting smells and animals that could spike there interest. Very green and wet this time of year! Once you get to the top it's quite the view to take in!