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I loved the hike there and the view is amazing. Even for pictures there great place to take. Easy to climbing to mountains!

Great trail for beginners and located not too far from Raton. Spectacular views from the top, where you can overlook the other volcanoes in the vicinity, plus many other features. Highly recommended!

get a permit at the ranger's office (no advance registration needed), get a map, bring headlamp and helmet (kneepad if you have them) and go explore the caves! we did all four caves in half a day: Junction (short and easy), Xenolith (a bit difficult and narrow), ice caves (super short like a joke), and big skylight. all pretty beginner friendly but fun and beautiful. I have a fwd and it's fine on the road.

actually 2 trails.
-slot canyon trail is longer and very pretty, leads high up with a great view with tent shaped rocks and white slot canyons along the way
-second trail is super easy and to the top, more of a panorama view but nothing along the way

Great & easy trail. We went before the park got busy, weather was perfect too.

hiking
12 days ago

Amazing views great hike busy on a Sunday morning but well worth the trip from Santa Fe!