Explore the best lake 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.

easy, great views, lots of shade, watch for mountain bikers - shared trail. we love it cuz it's only about four miles from our house!

3 days ago

loved the views.

Great quick access to Wheeler Peak. Normally I take a two day hike from the Red River valley, but this is a nice shorter version.

Very easy trail for beginners to learn the ropes of backpacking! Also very gorgeous and perfect weather. I recommend late spring-summer-early fall.

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of my favorite hiking trails! It's convenient to town, groomed and the perfect distance for a quick workout.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy hike around the lake. Unfortunately there is trash all over the area. The parking lot is terrible/ full of beer cans and fast food containers.
There was one guy fishing when I was there, share my disgust for the way the area had been abused.The redeeming part of the hike was a huge Bald Eagle sitting in a tree next to the lake. Also a big Crane.
Could be nice if the locals could get it cleaned up.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice mellow trail. The connector at the gravel road can be a bit hard to find. needs better signage there.