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

on Pajarito Trail

1 month ago

Easy uphill grade going in with beautiful Mountain View’s!

A fairly easy hike, which would be great for kids. I went the first week of October and all of the Aspen trees were changing colors. The fall colors made the hike incredibly enjoyable!

4 months ago

I loved this trail! Lots of interesting terrain and shade, lots of birds too. Beautiful view of canyon at end of trail, right before you loop back. We messed up and accidentally took Gonzales rd. and Barranza and looped back to Bezos Bench instead of Bezos Canyon, but still worthwhile. Took about 2 hrs with lots of pausing for pictures and two little dogs bent on sniffing everything.

5 months ago

Windy hot day, and ran in between shade stops. The end is a great view and worth it!

6 months ago

Very hot no shade would start much earlier next time

The trail is well marked by cairns.

great for beginners

Moderate to hard hike, trails are not well marked, especially river trail to red dot trail. Take extra water. Very rocky decent and climb. Beautiful scenery and small streams.

10 months ago

This is a paved path. Very easy walk. It was ok but I didn’t like how close it was to the road (a lot of road noise!) and a short fence kept you from being able to see anything.

a nice easy paved trail with slight incline.

11 months ago

This is a great hike that takes you up into the high country with a beautiful meadow and very gradual elevation gain. The first 15 minutes are a bit rocky, but it gets much better after that.

Good condition and relatively easy to follow. Bring sufficient water.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Easy trail for hiking and mountain bike. A good portion is shaded but some parts are exposed. A few graded spots bit mostly level. Easy access to the Bridges Loop over Pueblo Canyon as well. Great for kids and dogs too.

I love this hike! The gps feature of this app was very helpful as I did get turned around. Once you get to the rocks just follow the trail makers and you'll get to the arch! I also didn't see anyone else the whole time which is always a great touch.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Easy, paved and well marked. Great running trail or to take the pups for a walk :)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

We never found the Arch. We went a few miles off the path even just looking for it but never did. The trail itself isn't clearly marked so we were constantly wondering which way was the correct way. Lots of fallen trees and plants/flowers in the trailway (which is fine). Do it if you want to go for a hike but not if you want beautiful views along the way.

I'm 56. The 1,000' descent and ascent are challenging. The rest pretty easy. Beautiful hike.

Monday, July 31, 2017

beautiful view of town, a bit of a climb once you get off the Mitchell trail

We did the red dot and blue dot on separate days. I would rate them each as difficult, but the views are spectacular. Just take lots of water!

We did the red dot trail. The view was spectacular

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Good for kids and old folks. Really beautiful
views of Sangre de Christos and Redondo Peak.
Trail ends at a canyon edge which is nice but not as
spectacular as the Frijoles Canyon which is much larger. But still a really nice hike!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

trail starts out easy, walk through fire charred trees but quickly turns fairly aggressive as you scramble the rocks. Beautiful views from top. Pay close attention to cairns marking trail as there are several paths up the final stretch before the arch.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

I can only imagine how nice a walk this would be in the early summer when the wildflowers are in bloom. It is a very easy hike with wonderful vistas in all directions. Lots of signs of animals but we didn't see any.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Went with a friend. All the way to the end. Walked through the arch. While a little parched, in the wind blowing through we stood feeling renewed... How was it good?
it was easily was...

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bring lots of water!

So much fun!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

This trail is great for dogs and is a lot of fun of your getting in to hiking again.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Pleasant 5-mile rim circle conveniently starting and ending from Holiday Inn front door. South rim is paved. Cross highway at fire station and continued north rim which transitioned from paved to dirt path following airport fence. Side hikes available including Zip Line Trail with 15 switchbacks to canyon bottom- not included in my 5-mile rim hike.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

A pick-your-own-adventure sort of hike, there are many criss-crossing paths and nothing feels off-limits. Flatter trails would be great for running, there are some ascents through rocks if you feel like clambering. Overall a relaxing place to spend an afternoon. A drawback is that homes and roads are visible and audible from many places in this park.

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