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

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muddy
18 hours ago

Great kid and dog friendly hike! We hiked up with our 16 and 10 year old as well as our small dog. It was a bit muddy in some areas of the trail but not too bad. The springs were nice and warm. We put our feet in and there were little minnows that tickled our feet! Don’t forget to take a towel..

hiking
21 hours ago

Great views at the top! Worth the effort!

hiking
1 day ago

This is the Ridgeline trail.

Spectacular views. Really enjoyed the slot canyon trail. Be prepared for a climb. Small amount of snow in the canyon but didn’t slow us down. Absolutely awesome!

hiking
1 day ago

nice easy trail. lots of turkey sign, nice cottonwood cover trees

The google map directions took me past the turnoff, and to a nearby neighborhood. Next time: turn right immediately after passing playground. This will put you on a gravel road which will lead to the parking area.
Nice hike, easy dirt path which has a loop at the end to turn around and return on same path. This path is high above the river and takes you by some homes (fenced off from path). You will see accessible paths branch off, leading down below to allow walking along the river. I think I’ll bring the mountain bike next time.

This is a great trail for picturesque views and there is a lot of shade. It’s a pretty steep grade on the way up and a bit rocky at times, so I would recommend hiking poles. I didn’t bring any, but I wish I had. The view at the top was good, but I preferred the views on the way up myself.

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snow
1 day ago

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no shade
off trail
1 day ago

beautiful hoodoos everywhere! I highly recommend! best hiked between October and April otherwise too hot!

hiking
1 day ago

Feels more like an intrusive walk through a country neighborhood than a trail.

nice trail. very sandy. plenty of Wildlife signs

First hike of the season! Nice trail - very well marked. Take plenty of water a great morning hike. Happy Hiking 2019

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no shade
rocky
1 day ago

Great views! Really really really rocky trail! Makes it a struggle with tweens. The views are tremendous and there’s a cool little waterfall that you can climb around on at about 1 mile up. The .5 miles is quite narrow and the last final hill climb is somewhat steep and almost exclusively loose rock. Take extra care if you bring kiddos. I wouldn’t bring anyone under 8 on the last bit. My 9 year old loved it!

Trail was iced over and essentially impassable about 3 miles in. Took a detour through the gully and it was fine after that.

Probably my favorite trail in the local Santa Fe area so far. Fantastic views from the top, well worth the snow patches and the cold wind.

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blowdown
over grown
rocky
1 day ago

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no shade
rocky
scramble
washed out
1 day ago

A lot of loose rock from the halfway point up. Didn't make it to the top as my dog couldn't make it up the last bit of slick rock.

Excellent views!

Other worldly experience! Almost feels as if you travel back in time millions of years as you witness the massive cave formations that were formed in ancient times. This hike will fill you with awe! The hike is not difficult but I find that hiking an extended steep downgrade uses muscles that regular hikes do not. Expect sore calves and if you are in decent shape challenge yourself with a natural exit hike as well!

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no shade
off trail
1 day ago

a wonderful hike! I highly recommend! be sure to only go during October thru April. otherwise way too hot. Lots of hoodoos to explore.

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no shade
scramble
1 day ago

Truly unique experience! Incredible white sands and Mountain Views. I would say 5 miles in sand dunes is on the hard side of moderate, but the stunning views were worth every bit of it! The trail was clearly marked. We went in March, it was 63 degrees and we sweated profusely and needed an ample supply of water. Do not underestimate your need for water, sunscreen and a hat! My son and I went barefoot and the sands were pleasantly cool but there were parts I wish I had brought sandals for. My husband was happy wearing hiking boots. We thought we would play in the dunes after the hike but it wore us out completely so we just sat under a shade tent and drank lots of water instead! Highly recommend this hike!

Loved this hike with my husband and teenage son. The falls were not at full strength but still beautiful. We went in the morning and there was plenty of shade, beautiful views and moderate is an appropriate label. The air is a bit thinner and there were several steep inclines but most of the train was a gradual incline. We opted not to do the Grandview loop due to time but I am guessing the view from up there would be pretty awesome. We hiked over a mile down the mountain road instead to our car. At some points white sands could be seen.

We took our 5 and 9 year olds on this trail. Thee views are lovely, and you see them throughout most of the hike. The descent at the end was a little steep and rocky; we were thankful we wore hiking boots.

Amazing views at the top!

The trail that leads directly into the springs starts behind the brown gate and is less than a mile. So when you say about a mile into the trail you encountered those dogs, it sounds like your hike started too early and you never drove up far enough to the parking area which is just in front of said gate.

This easy hike has it all. 10 bridges that’s cross cross the stream to the dwellings. Shade-a-plenty and history. 10$ fee is a bit much if you ask me. From the parking area the cliff dwellings are 190 feet above. The trail has many scenic areas for photos and a benches if you need a quick breather. Don’t ask who JJ Bull is , nobody knows. From silver city it’s a legit 2 hour drive through the mountains. Great drive though!

hiking
2 days ago

Nice trail. A little muddy in places where it follows a stream bed.

Too short, not much to see.

Favorite trail in Albuquerque! It's not too busy and it's a good workout. The views are worth it!

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