Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

Nice easy hike with a great view. Very well marked. Took me and my dog about 90 minutes.

The trail is well marked by cairns.

great for beginners

hiking
1 month ago

This is a well marked trail on federal land belonging to Los Alamos National Laboratories. This easy trail runs along a ridge to spectacular views of the Rio Grande gorge at the Caja del Rio. Most of the route is a doubletrack along two different sets of powelines, but the views at the end are well worth the very easy walk.

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.

walking
3 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.

on Canyon Rim Trail

4 months ago

a nice easy paved trail with slight incline.

hiking
4 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.

6 months ago

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.

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

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.

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

hiking
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.

hiking
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...

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bring lots of water!

So much fun!

hiking
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.

I did the Blue Dot to the River Trail and up the Red Dot Trail and yes the Canyon Rim Trail isn't marked as the others. Still made it back and enjoyed the day.

hiking
Friday, September 04, 2015

This hike is a blast. The first part follows an old road and is very flat. After taking the cut off you descend into the canyon with a spectacular view,. Near the end the trail gets very faint so you need to follow the arroyo to the river. Very beautiful.

hiking
Friday, September 04, 2015

Easy day hike with gorgeous views!. This is great for families, mountain bikers, dogs, or trail runners.

I did the Blue Dot trail. It was absolutely gorgeous, and there's even a small swimming hole by the river. I would warn about finding the Rim Trail after hiking back up out of the canyon. It was tricky to find and we lost it for a while, which left us scrambling over large boulders. Still fun, but something to watch out for!

hiking
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Pleasant for what it is; this paved trail is easy and accessible for all types. Not strenuous in the slightest. It's a pretty decent running trail in addition to having great views into the canyons surrounding Los Alamos. Very little shade covering the trail. I recommend it around sunset, as it is relatively safe to walk there during the hours when it is getting darker, and it isn't as hot. Despite a lack of deciduous trees, this trail lights up with many oranges and reds in the fall.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Nice paved trail along rim. No elevation change, but a good walk. Nice 360 degree views. Wheelchair, dog friendly. Little shade so would recommend early am or sundown walk in a warm day. Enjoy!

My Friend and I completed the blue dot to red dot loop. The scenery around the river was wonderful and there was a beautiful spring fed creek with a lovely little pool. Once we hit the Red dot we were surprised by the large number of red paint splotches that were placed almost every 5 feet and occasionally twice on the same rock. An occasional red marker would be fine. The blue dot trail did not suffer from this.

The canyon rim trail back to the overlook park trailhead was not fantastic, but it was overall a nice day.

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