Explore the most popular hiking 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.

Starts kinda funky at an equine facility, but follow the gravel service road and you're set. More of a stroll than a hike, this trail is friendly for all ages & skill levels. Beautiful panoramic views around every turn, lots of sun. View at the end is spectacular. Just beautiful!

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.

It’s very exposed and feels longer than it is to get to the end of the mesa

Easy trail with a great view !

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.

Beautiful country. Many hiking and camping opportunities. Great history museum in Alamos with the Nuclear site. NIce drive through the area or can stay for days.

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.

Nice secluded moderate hike. Once you get to the Pipeline road go extra .5 miles for nice view of Los Alamos canyon and distant mountains. Aspens very pretty in fall. Extremely windy the day we were there.

nice walk thru amazing history. los alamos is a neat little town in its own right. more exercise for your brain, not so much your body

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.

hiking
9 months ago

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!

hiking
10 months ago

Gradual slope and really nice views of the town and surrounding mountains. For even better scenery, keep walking higher up on the pipeline trail to go farther along the ridge.

We did the red dot trail. The view was spectacular

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!

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
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.

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!

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