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.

Incredible hike. Started at 9am and the weather was comfortable the whole way up. Mountain provided plenty of shade. I actually split off at the end of the La Luz to go up to crest and think it was worth it. Had a nice lunch at the Cafe at the top and then took trail along the ridge over to the tram. Allowed me to knockout the stone cabin as well. Adds about 2 miles, but if you have the energy I'd recommend it.

It was an easy trail for kids!! Still curious to find out how people were able to make it to the base of the falls. I did not see a trail leading down...

Great weather and a great hike!

hiking
1 day ago

Should be rated moderate. As it seems to be the case with All Trails, mileage listed is shorter than actual. I recorded something closer to ~7.7 miles. I prefer to go counterclockwise on the loop.

Another nice moderate hike. We are a fit couple and it took us 1 hour and 5 minutes up and and 1 hour and 2 minutes down.

Nice moderate hike. We are a pretty fit couple and it took us 62 minutes up and 44 minutes down.

loved this trail, a new favorite. i love trails that run along side water. watch out for bears, ran into a big black male!

Stunning views... I have not made it all the way yet, but plan to here soon. Love the outdoors and My Fathers creation. Bring sunscreen

My favorite trail in the Sandias. I usually take it up to the 10k, then to the ski fields to the top of the mountain, then back down.

hiking
4 days ago

A pretty trail, for sure. We went on a Monday, so there wasn't a ton of traffic. We took the more difficult "alternate" route on the left-hand side. If you're a hiker, it is nothing that I would consider hard. No summit or specific end-destination, but beautiful flowers and trees throughout.

why pay $5 for dripping springs when you can come right next door to soledad canyon for free?! it has better views and a better waterfall as well. I highly recommend this trail.

Beautiful trail. As mid-westerners, the altitude of the climb made us a little winded but the summit was worth it!

Steep at the beginning, overall moderate. Beautiful views.

Perfect area for a morning walk. Arrived at 7:30 out by 9:15.

I only went halfway up but it was easy to stay on trail and find your way . I would recommend doing in the early morning as the first 2.5-3 miles of hiking is on the west side which is very sunny in the afternoon. Great for those wanting variety in elevation and not afraid to climb around rocks on switch backs.

Took my Citified wife on this trail. She struggled a bit on the return thru the miners trail, but worth going that route. Good little hike

I hoped to do some running, and wore street running shoes. Don’t do that. There is a bit of scrambling to do, and the rocks are smooth from use. I managed with diligence and careful route selection.
Went counterclockwise, but either way would work nicely.

7 days ago

This is a park for dogs to be off leash.

This is our FAVORITE trail so far, our dogs now know it by heart and get so excited when we get close to the trail!

Easy trail, lots of glass and trash

The trail is pretty much non existent once you get to the rock face, but if you can scramble along the face you'll be rewarded with 100s of petroglyphs. Scrambling isn't an exaggeration, as the rocks are large and cover certain parts the hike completely, but you have to come back that way, you can either head down the little mountain to the fence line or up on the ridge and come down one of the horse trails. Ionly went about a mile around the rock face because the dog and I were getting hot, and then went on top of the ridge to hike back. There isn't much shade. The petroglyphs were pretty awesome though, with a few speckled here and there, then huge walls of tons images. It was really neat to see so many. A lady told me some are as old as 100 AD and some are newer from the conquistadors and pilgrims.

A well maintained and marked trail. Definitely a moderate trail. It gets your heart rate up.

This is a very nice moderate hike along the creek. It is well marked and mostly shaded. The first part of the trail is relatively flat until you get to the falls (to get to it, you need to veer off the trail to the left and walk through the narrows). If you hike up the boulders at this point you will find yourself above the falls and that is where the trail continues on, which is more moderate but with more views of smaller falls along the way. It is now one of my favorites in Santa Fe!

Great training trail for me up-and-down Burns of 1000

Would be difficult to follow without the excellent cairn work

on Dragonfly Trail

hiking
8 days ago

Very nice hike for all ages , better during cooler months or overcast days because of lack of shade

hiking
8 days ago

One of my favorite hikes !!! Great for all ages and lots to see with creek and rock formations .

Did this* hike yesterday and really enjoyed it. I say “this*” because I’m not sure if I followed the exact correct route (a lot of segments criss-cross the area). From trailhead parking I took segment 29 to 30 to 31 to 34 up to the peak. The tracker on my phone recorded the trail at 2 miles in each direction.

That said, loved all the parking at the trailhead and the well-marked, easy to follow trail. Fairly rugged with quite a bit of loose stone and sand along the way - though I never felt nervous about losing footing.

Beautiful views from the peak and a sweet breeze. Total hiking time out and back was 1:30.

Great trail, not "easy" though. It goes smooth for the most part but there are areas where you need to work across the stream and go over some loose rocks as well.

hiking
9 days ago

Hard hike with tons of rocks. Recommend doing during fall or early spring.

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