Explore the best kid friendly 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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One of my favorite places to go and relax. My dog loves going out there. Waterfall is gorgeous right now with all the rain.

Beautiful area. Keep an eye out for rattlers one was stretched all the way across the trail on the way back to my car...

Beautiful place that takes you back in history

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1 day ago

This trail is difficult to find. The AllTrails coordinates will take you near a gas station and pizza place. Follow the road between the two; it will become gravel. Look for the signs for trailhead #1. You'll go past a couple private property signs before you come to a small gravel parking lot/loop. The trail starts from the parking area. There is actually a network of trails in the El Dorado Community Preserve; the loop shown here is just one. The trails are exceptionally well-marked. We followed the loop clockwise but also did a trail off of it to the Galisteo overlook. There wasn't much to see from the overlook (or anywhere on the trail) except some houses and I-25. The route we did made the trail just shy of 4.5 miles. (There were other trails; you could go further than that if you wanted.) The sign at the trailhead says non-residents must be accompanies by an El Dorado resident, but we only saw one other person on a Sunday morning, so I wouldn't worry too much about that. Dogs are allowed either on a leash or under voice control, which is very nice. This trail is nice if you're looking for a dog-friendly hike without other people, but if views are what you're after, this definitely is not the best pick.

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1 day ago

Well..... went here and someone warned about how nasty it was. To be honest, it wouldn't have been terrible if someone didn't ruin it by literally taking a dump right next to the springs. Close enough that the water was lapping it up. So gross. Thank you person who has no respect.

Wow!!! Nice hike and a wonderful spring! Definitely warm, not hot. But extremely quiet and peaceful when no one else is around. Lots of little fishies nibbling my toes lol

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2 days ago