Explore the most popular hiking trails near Grants with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Easy to walk . It was amazing .

Took another reviewers advise and went left up the stairs first. It was amazing. Nice to go downhill over the switchbacks and enjoy the carvings at Inscription Rock at the end as a cool down time. Walking sticks are helpful on the downhill and at the top over the rocky terrain. We will comeback again many times. Different seasons to enjoy the changing scenery and weather. Especially nice that it’s free to get into. Rangers were very helpful.

Beautiful day and scenery!!! The hike up is an incline, just be prepared and have water!!! :)

This was a beautiful hike on a perfect day! Amazing views from the top! It was a challenge with all uphill going up but so worth it!!

Beautiful trail but could use some maintenance. Lots of rocks but overall we had a really good time. Bring plenty of water, the way up is almost completely uphill.

hiking
2 months ago

Challenging terrain and trail is a little hard to follow. Very enjoyable though

Amazing hike. Very beautiful

Absolutely great! completed it with our 5 year old son and he just loved the stairs and slick rock areas. We found it better to go to the left as you leave the visitors center. It has you climbing the stairs first and puts you at the top of the trail, letting you come down the long switchbacks to inscription rock. For us, that was easier, but both routes are good. Hope everyone enjoys this trail!

Beautiful trail. Beautiful area.

Beautiful sights! Some loose rocks so be careful. When my friend and I went today it was super windy towards the top. We both took our dogs.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail to Mount Taylor. The road out to it is fairly rough; we had no trouble in our SUV, but I wouldn't want to drive a low ground clearance car to the trailhead. We met several other groups on our Saturday late morning hike. The elevation gain starts out as moderate and gets steeper as you near the summit. It took us 1:45 up and 1:15 down. (We took a more leisurely pace on the way up with a couple stops and were quicker on the way down due to rain clouds rolling in.) The trail is easy to follow. Great views from the top. No snow on 4/28.

Great trail with some great views and moderate climbing. Some very cool inscriptions which provide historical perspectives. Would recommend a lunch on top and possibly stopping at el Calderon as well.

Nice easy walk/hike. Beautiful views of the surrounding areas. Wish I would've packed a lunch so I could've had lunch at the very top. The weather was a little hot but still perfect. I highly recommend this stop. Great visitor center and mini gift shop. Everyone working was very helpful.

hiking
5 months ago

Cool arch just steps from parking

Not too hard at all. There wasn’t too much snow on the trail at all. We completed it on Feb 10. Took us about 3ish hours, but we are typically slow hikers. Enjoy :)

This trail is only hard in that it’s constant elevation gain - I wouldn’t consider it technically challenging etc.

I went on Feb 8, 2018 and successfully drive a Nissan Quest minivan all the way to the trail head. In the morning it was fine; by afternoon the road had softened in areas and became too slick for a novice driver (but otherwise manageable in low gear).

The trail itself was a mix of dry surface in addition to hard snow, iced snow, and slick mud. Weather was beautiful and sunny.

Overall this was a nice climb through woods and up onto the grassy mountain top. Don’t expect huge payoffs on the views until you reach the switchbacks. The 3rd or 4th switchback is a fakeout and wraps around the slope toward your left, out of sight. While windy at the top, the sun was warm and skies clear.

hiking
7 months ago

It was a good hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Incredible geological site to see!!

Easy and instructional trail. Highly recommend the stop.

Fun and simple trail

Nice trail with some very good views of the National Monument.

10 months ago

The trail is very short, the view is spectaular!

This place is wonderful because of its beauty for sure, but the history of it makes it even better. At the top of the bluff, there are ruins dating back to 1200CE. Below, there is a small lake that later provided water for travelling Spaniards and pioneers settling the West. There are ancient petroglyphs and beautiful inscriptions carved in Spanish and English. Its a very cool place.

Since we live 1.5 hours from the trailhead, we hike Mount Taylor frequently. We've summited in August, September, and October thus far. We'll be purchasing snowshoes soon so that we can continue to summit through the winter months.

hiking
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Petroglyphs are visible and they give you a booklet to go along with it. Very interesting! You can also hike to the top to see the ruins. If you're camping, they have a free campsite across the street with water and restrooms.

hiking
Monday, September 11, 2017

It was a pretty hike but since you just go up hill in some spots, it can be a bit hard. The trail was easy to follow and toward the top there is gate(to stop cows) so you will need to open it up to make it to the summit. When we were up there, there was smoke so the views were not so hot, but still worth the effort. No access to water on the hike in September, so if you are hiking with your dogs, bring water for him/her.

FS Road 193 has gravel which makes it passable in a VW GTI. Make sure you wear sunscreen on your legs because your back will be towards the sun as you go up.

hiking
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Beautiful views at the end of the hike, difficult but very doable. This trail loses a star due to not being marked very well, I had to circle around a couple of times before making the correct turns; can be frustrating.

off road driving
Monday, July 17, 2017

Pretty easy hike, the route i took. You can make it a 2 mile hike if you drive up most of the way and you can drive al the way up to La Mosca lookout.

While i hiked to the summit, you can pretty much drive any med-clearance vehicle 4x4 on FR 453 until about the last 1/2 from the peak. Where you'll find a downed tree and trail disappears into the forest.

I'd rate the off road condition 7/10. Washboard dirt road leading up to FR453 at the end of FR547.

Excellent hike with amazing views, pretty forests and high mountain meadows. Road has been worked on and should be passable for most vehicles.

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