Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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
13 hours ago

Took 5 and 7 yr old boys with us and it was the perfect level and length to hike with kids

First time hiking this trail and absolutely loved it! Climbed out into the river to enjoy the sound of the water.

This was SUCH an amazing hike! It is exceptionally difficult- we made it 2.5 in, through the second set of switchbacks! Absolutely GORGEOUS.

Bring LOADS of water, maybe some snacks.

We will be going back!

By the way, bring 5 dollars cash, and be prepared for an all-day experience!

hiking
2 days ago

Excellent views! Keep your eyeballs on the trail, or it’ll slip away from you. Definitely don’t attempt to climb to the top if you have butter-feet.

nature trips
2 days ago

It was a great little trip... only complaint was no sign at the turn off of the main road... the trail leading to the waterfall is easy for those who have a disability or in a wheelchair....

Great hike, magnificent views!

Great views

hiking
2 days ago

Chaco canyon is amazing to me and this hike just added to that amazement, I am also to grateful that dogs are allowed on this hike. The trail ascends the bluffs overlooking one of the sites at Chaco Canyon-Pueblo Bonito. The trail ascends through a crack in the bluff, and while easier than the stairways (ladders really) built into cliff walls still a fun challenging little climb. Along the trail are great overlooks of the ruins in the canyon/valley below as well as a view of Jackson Stairway, an ancient one ladder up the side of the bluff/cliff. Really amazing to contemplate all of the activity that must have existed here back in the day.

grate especially because your only a few minutes from your house . when you are in the bowl you don't fill like your so close to town. grate view in all directions and I like the way you have sand, hard ground ,hills,and more than one trail to chose from.

We added Trip to Truchas Lakes for total mileage of ~28 Miles. Very long day! Fantastic scenery !

You get to hike all the way up the canyon wall wich is pretty amazing. It's start easy but get really difficult at the end because you litteraly have to climb the canyon's wall. I couldn't finish it but I enjoy it anyway!

Easy hike to do in February. The view is simply amazing!

Not too hard at all. There wasn’t too much snow on the trail at all. We completed it on Feb 10. Took us about 3ish hours, but we are typically slow hikers. Enjoy :)

trail running
6 days ago

great for running, despite the rocks it's doable.

Overall, great hike! Very high walls of the canyon, lots of different formations and coloring. Notes below:

- Took the Mineral Creek Road past Alma, several miles to follow after that I’m packed gravel and dirt. Easy to get through, just an FYI, but may be an issue during a rainy period.

- Small trailhead, no water or trail info unfortunately.

- You will cross water MANY times! Do yourself a favor and get water early to get it over with, in my opinion. Be careful on the rocks, many are slick or on uneven foundations. Lots of fun jumping from bank to bank at parts.

- Mile makers were tricky to determine. I saw one piece of rebar conspicuously hammered into the earth followed by two pieces and three pieces later. That may have been a marking system, wasn’t tracking my distance.

- Terrain includes loose rock, sandy shores, earthy grasslands, small boulder scrambles, and much more. I’d say this is on the more challenging side of moderate.

Even with this minor observations, still an excellent trail.

Hiked this trail over 100 times. It’s my conditioning trail because it’s so close.

Great hike! Lots of views and super enjoyable!

Amazing trail. Steep inclines toward the top and some dodgy/hidden trail sections but overall a great hike!!

It’s a really fun trail with the kids. We made it all the way without having any piggy back rides. They loved the water and the ivy. Family fun win!

Nice and established trail. Many mountain bikers on trail.

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