Explore the most popular dog 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.

on Rio En Medio Falls

17 hours ago

this is a very nice Forest hike along the creek that leads to the falls. Not very strenuous and a good path to follow. there are a couple of creek crossings that were ice covered and most of them have either stones or small Limbs and logs that you can use to cross over during the summer time. the falls were ice covered and the water was rushing beneath the ice giving it a nice surreal look. when driving to the trailhead follow the directions. towards the end, it is a one-lane road but it does end at the trailhead. there is limited parking spaces at the trailhead.

Now three pools. Overall excellent, not too busy, short and easy hike down from switchback, and exceptionally warm (just shy of hot tub hot). Look for cave above.

This is a great trail. Great scenery and the warm springs are really nice at the end. I used the map on the app and had no problem following the trail or finding the springs. My mistake was not bringing a swimsuit and towel. Highly recommended!!

This is a great walk. Very impressed with how well marked it is given the constantly shifting dunes. The sand from the far side of the dunes is surprisingly whiter than near the parking loop. Bring some back from the farthest parts of your hike and compare. I recommend walking clockwise to get the more strenuous part at the beginning of the walk but it’s fine either way.

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.

the stairs at the switchback get slippery. beware.

Great hike!

Pools were kinda warm and the area was really trashed. Lot of broken glass, nasty clothing, dirty diapers and even a bag of dog poo in the lower pool. Pretty gross overall...

Always a favorite trail to hike with a beautiful lake!

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful hike!

This is a very beautiful hike right along the creek! Amazing views and very green!

Beautiful views, even better after a rain shower!

This is a great hike. You pay $5 for a day pass unless you have the state park pass. You can park at the visitor center and do the loop that will take you around the base of mountain and come out by campground. I just did the small loop back to make it a little longer. It ended up being about 2.4 miles. We then drove over to Spring Canyon which is also in that park. It’s about a mile up. It’s a pretty good incline and you might even see some Ibex while hiking. I’m definitely going to go back and do it again.

A very scenic hike, we really enjoyed it.

One of my favorite places to hike. Usually when the gate is open you can drive all the way down but if not it’s about a 6 mile hike there. It’s not rough terrain so it’s very easy. The springs are beautiful as well as the canyon with the creek. Highly recommended.

Love love love this. It’s really pretty easy til the last ridgeline, but that part is short. Great views of Katherine lake and more of the Sangres. Keep in mind when you do it, there’s a little downhill on the way out for a couple miles, so save some energy to go uphill near the end on the way back

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.

trail running
7 days ago

Awesome winter trail. Great views and a smooth mellow run.

I’m glad I read the reviews first because I almost turned around and headed elsewhere when the map took me to Four Seasons. The trail is marked to the left of the service entrance and there are poop bags at the trailhead. This trail gives 360 views of every mountain range within 100 miles and although you pass through private properties and there are houses on the hills below, they were far enough away so there weren’t any issues with my wanderlusting dog.

I drove my SUV until the intersection with the road that lead to the North Antony's Nose, and I started the trail form that point. Very nice trail, I did it in January with my dog Lucas and the weather was perfect. Although I did not walked the entire trail I could enjoy the wonderful landscape, the mountains looked beautiful! I will come again soon to walk the full path.

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