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Best trails in Taos

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Looking for a great trail near Taos, New Mexico? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running 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 around Eagle Nest Lake State Park or Cimarron Canyon State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Colin Neblett State Wildlife Area or Wild Rivers Recreation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Taos ranging from 3.3 to 13.8 miles and from 7,007 to 10,022 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Taos
Top trails (10)
#1 - Devisadero Loop Trail
Pecos Wilderness
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
Devisadero Loop Trail is a 5.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Taos, New Mexico that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking anShow more
#2 - Devisadero Peak Trail
Carson National Forest
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
Devisadero Trail offers sweeping views of the valley below. There are sections that are quite technical, and some that are smooth and fast. If you ride Devisadero, you are going to climb climb climb! Show more
#3 - Elliot Barker Trail
Carson National Forest
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
Elliot Barker Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Taos, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#4 - South Boundary 164 Trail to First Peak
Taos, New Mexico
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h
South Boundary 164 Trail to First Peak is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Taos, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is Show more
#5 - Enchanted Circle
Taos, New Mexico
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Length: 84.1 mi
US Forest Scenic Byway connecting Taos and Questa with the resort communities of Red River, Eagle Nest, and Angel Fire. This offers dramatic mountain vistas of aspen and pine in the shadow of 13,161 fShow more
#6 - Traders Trail
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
Traders Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Taos, New Mexico. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running.Show more
#7 - Ojitos Canyon Trail
Carson National Forest
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Length: 14.5 mi • Est. 8 h 5 m
You can choose to do just 166 [out and back] or loop 166 with 164. 166 is pretty much an uphill hike. There are a few spots where the trail levels off but for the most part you are on a constant inShow more
#8 - Bernardin Lake Trail
Carson National Forest
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 4 h 56 m
Bernardin Lake Trail is a 10 mile out and back trail located near Taos, New Mexico that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biShow more
#9 - Forest Road 437
Carson National Forest
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 7 h 11 m
Forest Road 437 is a 13.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Taos, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips,Show more
#10 - Forrest Road #5
Carson National Forest
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Forrest Road #5 is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Taos, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used fShow more