Explore the best 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
7 hours ago

gorgeous!!

hiking
16 hours ago

who is a nice hike little over 3 miles round-trip. I did not care much for the trail. dense forest no views. but it was great out in the fresh air nice and cool not hot.

Great trail with amazing scenery. Trails are clearly marked and not too difficult. Once to get to the peaks of each mountain its steep but not overwhelming. Many areas to stop and get a snack or take a water break.

We had a great afternoon of hiking and exploring the cave. It was a great experience. We didn't go prepared so we had no flashlights except our phones, no water and no clue of what to expect. We spent about 30-45 minutes in the cave and there were quite a few people we meet on their way out. It was cool. It was fun and it was not too difficult besides some squatting and crawling in some tight spots. Definitely a must do.

hiking
1 day ago

Good trail. Definitely in the easy/moderate spectrum. The waterfall was running somewhat with some recent rainstorms having hit the area. Take lots of water and sunscreen, the sun will cook you!

hiking
1 day ago

La Luz exceeded my expectations! I will be back! Met some really nice informative people along the way. A gentleman named Rodger (78yrs old!) said he has been hiking La Luz since he was 18yrs old and has done it over 100 times!

The hike was a bit challenging at times. My energy was spent at about the 4.2 mile mark. I have been on a juice fast 2 weeks prior and lost 17lbs so I was at times a bit sluggish. I did have to rest periodically and took a long break to recover at the 4.2mile mark.

Lots of scenery, saw a bobcat just before the aspens,, but wasn't quick enough with the camera phone.

Highly recommend this hidden jewel, I've lived here 15yrs, barely found out about this trail a few months ago from a friend.

I'll be back with my kids!

--Eric

hiking
1 day ago

This is an easy, flat hike along the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge starting at the back of the rest area. The TH is marked. You can hike as much or little as desired. We turned at 1.7 miles, just because we were at a pretty photo spot to make the return trip. Good for all ages. Bring water, especially if a hot day.

Great summer hike with lots of shade.

Nice trail to hike for something different. There are not many caves in the area. There are fish in the creek. Watch out for a bit of poison ivy along the trail. Leaves of three...let it be.

backpacking
2 days ago

One of the few trails that open early in the Pecos Wilderness due to the southern exposure on Winsor Ridge. Beautiful aspen stands and some Gambel's oak for fall colors, and I've seen coyotes, deer, elk, and grouse, so it's a great trail for wildlife viewing. I've also heard turkey's in the trees. Stewart lake is beautiful, but not many places to camp because of the F.S. regulation of not being able to camp in the lake basin.

hiking
2 days ago

Walked it today. No signs of dogs or poop. Very pleasant hike with a low difficulty and nice views. Paths are very well marked.