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4 days 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.

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21 days ago

Disappointed that there is graffiti all over the cave

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1 month 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.

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1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month 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.

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2 months ago

Great afternoon hike with some awesome scenery!

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2 months ago

on Kit Carson Cave

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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!