Looking for a great trail near Ojo Caliente, New Mexico? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Kinnikinnik Park, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Ojo Caliente ranging from 1.6 to 3.7 miles and from 6,217 to 6,988 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Tewa/Towa territory This trail begins right in the middle of a fancy resort — wasn’t expecting that. A little muddy in parts but mostly clear.

Very easy flat trail. Beautiful. Had to keep dogs on a leash.

hiking
no shade
13 days ago

Trails out here are hard to follow as there is very little signage and no maps. I have a great sense of direction so I always knew I could retrace my steps but it was nerve wracking to not know exactly where I was at times. Hot and no shade in July, take water. Pretty flat once you get up the rock hill. The mineral springs are amazing.

hiking
no shade
13 days ago

Cool trail but I would highly recommend having the AllTrails map on you as there are no maps out, little signage and there and multiple trails that could lead you to a totally different place. I still don’t know what part of the actual trail I was on and what I followed that was other trail. Fun adventure but nerve wracking at points not knowing exactly where I was. Water in the river/ spring that I wasn’t prepared to cross so I turned around and retraced my steps. Hot, no shade in July, take water. The mineral springs were freaking awesome afterwards.

Great easy trail for a snowy December day. Views were great and with snow coming down very peaceful and quiet.

hiking
1 month ago

There are no ruins on this trail. Pretty though.

Beautiful view of the gorge. Trail exposed in full sun and would likely be a hot hot hike in the summer.

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

It was a nice walk, and we saw a Big horn sheep on our return!! Just to update folks, the location is noted as Ojo Caliente...it is more like Taos. Hot springs were filled with people so we didn’t partake.

Drove out in 2 wheel drive charger. Beautiful hike down to the hot-springs. Saw 2 ram sheep’s. Here is some of the history about the springs. https://www.taosnews.com/stories/manby-hot-springs-not-quite-what-the-man-envisioned-but-a-legacy-nonetheless,35930

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike down the gorge. High clearance vehicle recommended, but passable with 2 wheel drive small suv if careful. Hot springs were warm enough. Water was clear and seemed clean. Gorgeous setting.

Long shot, but I ran this trail on oct 30th and about a tenth or a quarter mile in a lost a gold moon shaped earring that is an important piece of family jewelry. If anyone had a metal detector and/or finds it please call me at 586-215-1246. I drew two lines across the trail in the area it was lost but I have no idea how long they’ll stay. Thank you!

walking
no shade
2 months ago

Visited this trail while vacationing through New Mexico and wanted to stop to see the bridge. Great views looking south from the bridge, good photo opportunities. Would highly recommend walking across the bridge as well for northern views. Also during our visit (1st week of Oct) there was vendors selling native American jewelry and such in the parking lot of the rest area where you park to access the trail so that was fun! Nice covered picnic areas as well.

A delightful short hike through a beautiful little valley nestled in the Rio Grande Canyon. Stunning view of the Rio Grande at the end of the trail. If you’re quiet, you might encounter native wild goats. I hiked in mid-October and conditions were excellent.

Groovie. Easy. Scenic. Great photo opportunities. Good walk fir all ages, but keep your kids close and dogs on a leash. Take the walk out onto the bridge only if calm or breezie. Don't go out there, if it is windy! I liked being there at high-noon, because the sunshine illuminated both sides of the canyon...red rocks, with blue-green, rushing water. Breath-taking!

mountain biking
3 months ago

The trail is approximately 20 miles (out and back). There really isn't anything to see at mile 8 that you didn't see at mile 2. There isn't any shade, and the trail is really a dirt road that doesn't permit motorized vehicles.

hiking
muddy
no shade
over grown
washed out
3 months ago

This is typically an easy nice trail to an overlook. I tried to do this trail in September and it was very overgrown and flooded out in one part, so I had to turn around. Disappointing :(

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Nice flat trail along the rim of the gorge, with excellent views of the river and bridge.

hiking
no shade
rocky
4 months ago

We got to within 1/10 th of the trail head and stopped. We were driving a Ford f 150. The front bumper hit on an earlier dip. We couldn’t have been driving any slower. When we got to almost the trail head the truck was leaning hard to the passenger side. We stopped at the bottom of the dip because we didn’t think the bumper would clear going up. A little rough is an understatement. We did not hike down because we would have had to park away from the trail head. We just weren’t comfortable. Now having said that the area is unique and beautiful. We were disappointed that we didn’t hike it.

hiking
no shade
rocky
4 months ago

Easy hike down to some awesome hot springs. Not much in the way of shade, but it's a pretty short one. Super pretty!

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

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