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

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walking
3 days ago

More of a stroll. Lovely pre soaking activity.

Beautiful hike, albeit rocky at times, but worth it for beautiful hot springs , views, and proximity to the Rio Grande

Super easy trail with some beautiful vistas of the Rio Grande river ending in a sweet hot spring pool.

hiking
2 months ago

Great relaxing spot, watch out for the tarantulas. Pools are not too hot.

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely, easy hike with great views and lots of bighorn sheep sightings!

walking
2 months ago

Easy trail with some beautiful color changes and river/small lake. About half way is a cute barn that has been certified as a historic building. Recommend it for a quick walk to relax.

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice trail to hike. Took mountain bikes to ride but had to hike with them part of the way. Came across a herd of mountain gots which made the rockiness worth it. View at end of trail is amazing.

The trail was fine. Getting down to the springs and back up is easy enough. A disappointing amount of trash and old clothes are strewn about all around the springs, as well as dog poop on the trail. Met a few nice people at the bottom. If you have a couple extra hours, and don't want to go too far from Taos, give it a shot. Once was probably enough for me.

hiking
4 months ago

So I didn't have high hopes but I was pleasantly surprised on a Sunday morning. nobody around but a friendly naked artist, quiet, warm. very relaxing after having climbed Wheeler the day before.

This is a nice trail that shows you the lower portion of the rio grande del Norte. Bonus to my hike is that I came a cross a big horn sheep grazing about 10 yards off of the trail. He watched me with caution but didn't run off.

hiking
5 months ago

This is an easy, flat hike along the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge starting at the back of the rest area. The TH is marked. You can hike as much or little as desired. We turned at 1.7 miles, just because we were at a pretty photo spot to make the return trip. Good for all ages. Bring water, especially if a hot day.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful, relatively flat hike. It's the desert and totally exposed, so keep that in mind. We started around 11am and it was HOT. It's mostly unimpressive scrub until the very end, where you get an incredible view of the Rio Grande from thousands of feet above.

5 months ago

Nice easy trail with stunning views of the gorge:)

hiking
6 months ago

Perfect early morning hike. Great view at the end.

Awesome views, hot springs were warm

Gorgeous! Short mile easy hike.

hiking
Friday, December 30, 2016

Hiked down about an hour after sunset. Trail is fairly steep with snowpack and rocks, but very doable with good footwear. Great view of the stars from the bottom of the canyon. Hot springs were warm, but too cold to go in at night.

Note: 4 wheel drive is required to access trailhead in the winter. We had to park about .5 miles down the road and walk to the trailhead because of the road conditions.

on La Vista Verde Trail

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Gorge is Gorgeous!

on La Vista Verde Trail

Friday, November 18, 2016

This trail offers a breathtaking view all the way from its beginning to the end. It is not a loop, so you have to retrace your steps back to the parking lot. Caution should be exercised while hiking due to very strong winds. Otherwise, it's a great easy hike with the gorgeous landscape.

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