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Great views and not too difficult. Nice weather

I do not recommend bringing dogs or young children. So much broken glass everywhere!

1 month ago

Nice relaxing drive out enjoying the rock formations. The hike was easy, but fun being in the desert landscape. The site was dirty and the old carvings were covered with recent dates and names. Would go back.

Great trail, beautiful vistas there are benches on the trail to give you a break and enjoy the views.
Yes take water and a camera you will use them both, looking forward to the church rock Hike next. Easy access and parking.

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3 months ago

Loved this hike! Seemed moderate vs hard, except that my lungs are adjusting to the high altitude after always living at sea level. Beautiful hike to get up close to boulders and great vistas.

How do you get in when the road is closed?

hiking
4 months ago

I parked my RV for free for several hours in the lot near the Post Office. I ran around the various park facilities and encountered virtually no traffic. The Church Trail is awesome for hiking but might be rough for jogging. It's best if you stay down around the campgrounds and museum/offices for jogging/running. AllTrails indicates this is a state park. It is NOT a state park. It's a local park ran by the Gallup Parks and Rec.

Disappointed that there is graffiti all over the cave

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5 months ago

Beautiful views. About a 1.5 to 2 hour hike all together. I was a little confused by the trail. What this app was showing doesn't seem to be anymore. I feel like part of the trail was washed out so it cut me a little short. Just follow the stacked rock formations as your trails guid. The trail is quite sandy so slipping or losing your footing can easily happen.

mountain biking
5 months ago

I think this trail is better suited for hiking...with all the rock it was a little difficult on my 29er mtn bike! Great views and good workout!

Amazing hike! Love that part of the trail is marked by rock stacked pyramids! Great hike to do if you are moving up to difficult for the first time.

Great afternoon hike with some awesome scenery!

Easy and well maintained trail with neat rock features. We did this in July around 6pm. Some cacti were blooming. There are large rock cairns and white painted arrows to keep you on the trail. We made it into a 3.2 mile loop.

This is my favorite trail near Gallup by far. I want to reinforce that this is a dog friendly trail, too. My dog is only 4 pounds and she made it all the way to the top, but I ended up having to carry her down. BE CAREFUL on the descent, as the trail forks and isn't clearly marked which way is Church Rock Trail and Pyramid Trail. We ended up taking CR for a spell before we saw signs that labeled it as such. To be fair, we weren't paying extreme attention, but this trail is not marked adequately. Just be prepared for that!

Cool views. Trail is a lot of blow sand so appropriate shoes a must. It is steep in places but the trails crew has installed steps. Take water

Loved this trail... The hike is a bit of a workout... beats the gym every time! I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

hiking
8 months ago

This is a great family hike. Not too many high places or really rough to navigate terrain. There is a cut off to the more challenging Pyramid trail if this is too easy.

I loved it! It's my first completed trail hike. We did lose the trail a little because once you get in pretty far there are no more signs or trail markers. Otherwise it was spectacular!

Not a bad little hike. Short.

Perfect little jaunt for the family. Dog friendly and plenty of places to rest and take in the view. Be careful when it's windy, the sand will cut you up.

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