Looking for a great trail near Glenwood, New Mexico? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, views trails, dogs trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hickory Glen Park or Glenwood Lake Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 11 hard trails in Glenwood ranging from 11.1 to 33.3 miles and from 5,108 to 10,757 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Rough road.

Began our hike at 10 am and watching the sun climb in the sky and change the color of the rocks in the canyon was breathtaking. Walking on the new grating was fun and then we hiked up on the piecemeal still available old trail and the obvious packed new route up to the 2 mile mark where large unscaleable boulders and the gap across the river prevent further progress. The sheer demonstration on the power of water at that point is awe inspiring and confounding. Walking along the river at the bottom of the canyon gave spectacular views. On the way back all the little leaping bugs had awakened and clouded the air.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

We went all the way down stream on both sides of the river to the steep canyon cliffs. We did not find the hot springs, but it was a good hike.

We did the first segment of the trail to the first saddle. Great views, good conditions. There’s a lot of recent horse traffic so there were times to watch where we stepped but otherwise it was fine. Definitely a return trip in order to finish the entire trail!

Pleasant, cool, short, easy hike through Whitewater Canyon much of it over catwalk.

Only went 2 mi in... Would have liked to do more. What a gem. I will be back!

Very unique. Trail closed not far beyond the catwalks themselves because of trail construction but still well worth the stop.

We took the 202 trail down whitetail canyon which was very hard to find due to the Whitewater Badly fire. Once we connected to the 201 (Mineral Creek Trail) the trail was extremely difficult to find, there basically was not a trail. After bushwhacking down the creek we arrived at the 198 (Red Canyon Trail). After this point the trail was fairly easy to find and was well marked. Once we arrived at the Coney site the trail was great and the scenery was amazing. If hiking from the trail head I wouldn’t recommend going much farther than the coney mine sites unless you are very prepared. P.S.there is quite a bit of poison ivy. Scenery 10/10 Trail markings 1/10 (past the mine sites)

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rocky
4 months ago

absolutely beautiful!! An all day hike to really enjoy!

Just as the name says, it is a beautiful trail that has a large section that is a catwalk grate right over Whitewater Creek. The catwalk section is attached to the canyon wall. Incredible.

hiking
6 months ago

I would consider this Trail moderate and it's not marked very well.... however to the end of the trail is a beautiful waterfall and a nice pool that's at least 2 foot deep that you can soak in..... be sure to carry extra water or a water filtration system

loved this water hike!!!

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over grown
rocky
7 months ago

Pretty cool trail. The mining sights are neat to see. Fishing was horrible. Don’t waste your time

My second time doing this trail. I prefer it in the winter. Less greenery, so you can see more. Still very much worth it. Loose rocks on the entire path. Be cautious

Pretty awesome. This was our first time at the catwalk. Although part of the trail is under construction you can still wander in pretty far and do some exploring. It is a beautiful area. There were quite a few people visiting the site today.

End of trial is closed due to damage

Construction ends the trail early. Lots of metal and concrete. Not worth the drive.

good! very easy, roaring water, beautiful rock walls and a great engineering feat!

Nice walk down into a river canyon. The river crossing was hard as the current was swift. After you cross look for a dry creek bed and follow it to the left. Just don't expect a pool other than a small creek discharging warm water into the river. May be seasonally dependent. Good hike though.

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off trail
over grown
rocky
9 months ago

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rocky
scramble
9 months ago

The trail guide is pretty poor. from the trail head head down to the river. immediately as the trail hit the bottom of the bank and the river you have to cross over. it was 3 to 4 feet deep in late March with strong current. There is a trail marker on the other bank turn left and head for the big rock outcrop infront of you. There is a hot green pool full of fish and creatures at the bottom of this. Follow the run off to the river bank to your left and on the river bank there are springs coming out of the ground with hot water. There is a sulphurous muddy pool on the opposite bank too behind a tree root. Worth the effort.

hiking
9 months ago

At the trail head there is a sign saying “trail is not maintained” and it shows. The trail can get a little iffy at times because most of it runs along the edge of the mountain, however it’s not bad and you never lose it. I think this that makes it a bit more Moderate than Easy. Little shade, so even in early spring make sure to prepare for lots of sunshine. It reward you with some pretty good vistas along the way, although you’ll probably want to go a bit further along some of the other trails for a more satisfying end before turning back.

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rocky
scramble
10 months ago

Easy trail on the way down to the river. Coming back up is a hard climb. The trail switchbacks all the way down to the river. Cross the river with a sturdy walking stick. The day I went it was really moving. Probably around 10mph. The initial parking area is not the main trailhead. Follow the foot path about 1 mile until you see the rustic trailhead . Again not an easy climb up. So if you have trouble breathing or not in physical shape do not go down to the river. Getting out will be very strenuous. Absolutely beautiful though. Great spot for photography, or a lazy picnic . The springs are hot. Follow the path on the other side of the river and you will find it easily.

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