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This was a nice easy hike with our 6year old for the most part! We somehow got off the loop though as we ended at a rock point that we wouldn't have ever gotten off of. We turned around and walked back which made the hike 3.6 miles. We had the GPS on so not sure why it took us where it did . It was a beautiful scenery . We went in February so all plants were dead but lots of rock formations to look at and animal foot prints. The lion statue at the top was exciting for our 6 year old too. We are visiting from California so we will never come back to this spot but if I was a local I would do it again

Nice hike. You'll meet nice native people along the way. Take a camera.
John

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

It was a nice day to take the dogs on a hike.

mountain biking
8 months ago

This is perfect trail for mountain biking, hiking, and jogging. I've used the trail for all three activities.

This is a mountain biking trail, but can be used for hiking. I've hiked both ends of the High Desert Trail system. The Mentmore side of the trail is beautiful, with rock formations, and a cool mountain lion sculpture that you can hike to. It is very open/high desert so I would suggest hiking it in the early morning or late evening in the summer, but perfect at mid-day in the winter.

It's great to have a trail right behind my house. The trail varies in difficulty but never really exceeds moderate. I've taken my sons, who are 2 and 4, about halfway out and back and they did well. Great work out if you step it out.

It was absolutely amazing the hike up. The views of the surrounding area were breathtaking. If you are looking for a hike with a remarkable view, this is one not to miss.

Great trail and I highly recommend if your in Gallup. The first part is very sandy as you walk toward Church Rock. Follow the cairns and pink ribbon to stay on the trail.

Fun, have to follow cairns and steps carved in rocks.

Pyramid Trail is super amazing once you get to the top. It's a perfect little hike and the view is great.
Just bring water! Because it is desert weather all the time!

This is a great trail. Well marked. Challenging enough especially if you are not used to the elevation. The hike to Pyramid Rock and back to parking area is about 4 miles.