Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

16 days ago

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

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

hiking
3 months 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.

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.

hiking
6 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.

hiking
11 months ago

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!

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
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.

hiking
Monday, March 21, 2016

Great spot to wander around for a casual hike. We did this one after a day at Tsankawi Ruin in October and enjoyed smelling the trees (the Douglas Firs here smell like vanilla up close). I don't remember anything about this trail being strenuous, but it was more than just a walk. The locals will talk this one up a fair amount; everyone seems to know this trail, at least a little bit.

trail running
Saturday, August 08, 2015

I used to mountain bike this trail as a kid (still do, from time to time), and it's a blast. A lot of varied terrain as you go down into the canyon and come out by the water treatment plant. Have someone meet you or ride up on the road! I now trail run, and find the terrain to be perfect for long runs. Most of the time there is no steep grade. I'm not entirely sure where the loop ends, as I go different ways, but from the entryway off Diamond Drive, take a left alongside Barranca Mesa and you'll see some really lovely views!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

on Bayo Benches Loop

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

on Bayo Benches Loop

trail running
Saturday, April 15, 2017