Explore the most popular trails in New Mexico 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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This is a very beautiful hike right along the creek! Amazing views and very green!

Beautiful views, even better after a rain shower!

This is a great hike. You pay $5 for a day pass unless you have the state park pass. You can park at the visitor center and do the loop that will take you around the base of mountain and come out by campground. I just did the small loop back to make it a little longer. It ended up being about 2.4 miles. We then drove over to Spring Canyon which is also in that park. It’s about a mile up. It’s a pretty good incline and you might even see some Ibex while hiking. I’m definitely going to go back and do it again.

This is a great spot for a quick walk or a long walk and is good for all ability levels. I’m an advanced hiker but still enjoyed the views and activity. The petroglyphs have been beautiful preserved, it’s wonderfully that people have really respected them and left them as they found them.
Go check it out and please, continue to be kind to the amazing, historical petroglyphs.

10 hours ago

Excellent views! Keep your eyeballs on the trail, or it’ll slip away from you. Definitely don’t attempt to climb to the top if you have butter-feet.

Such a nice trail. I recommend buying the map in the visitors center to follow along with the numbers on the trail.

I loved this trail! It involves several ladders and wouldn't be great for those scared of heights! The view of the canyon is beautiful from the top.

nature trips
12 hours ago

It was a great little trip... only complaint was no sign at the turn off of the main road... the trail leading to the waterfall is easy for those who have a disability or in a wheelchair....

A very scenic hike, we really enjoyed it.

Great hike, magnificent views!

One of my favorite places to hike. Usually when the gate is open you can drive all the way down but if not it’s about a 6 mile hike there. It’s not rough terrain so it’s very easy. The springs are beautiful as well as the canyon with the creek. Highly recommended.

19 hours ago

Great views

20 hours ago

Chaco canyon is amazing to me and this hike just added to that amazement, I am also to grateful that dogs are allowed on this hike. The trail ascends the bluffs overlooking one of the sites at Chaco Canyon-Pueblo Bonito. The trail ascends through a crack in the bluff, and while easier than the stairways (ladders really) built into cliff walls still a fun challenging little climb. Along the trail are great overlooks of the ruins in the canyon/valley below as well as a view of Jackson Stairway, an ancient one ladder up the side of the bluff/cliff. Really amazing to contemplate all of the activity that must have existed here back in the day.

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

Love love love this. It’s really pretty easy til the last ridgeline, but that part is short. Great views of Katherine lake and more of the Sangres. Keep in mind when you do it, there’s a little downhill on the way out for a couple miles, so save some energy to go uphill near the end on the way back

I grew up in northern New Mexico so I’m no stranger to scenic mountain drives, but this one really surprised me and I considered it jaw dropping in places.

trail running
23 hours ago

Awesome winter trail. Great views and a smooth mellow run.

23 hours ago

grate especially because your only a few minutes from your house . when you are in the bowl you don't fill like your so close to town. grate view in all directions and I like the way you have sand, hard ground ,hills,and more than one trail to chose from.

I’m glad I read the reviews first because I almost turned around and headed elsewhere when the map took me to Four Seasons. The trail is marked to the left of the service entrance and there are poop bags at the trailhead. This trail gives 360 views of every mountain range within 100 miles and although you pass through private properties and there are houses on the hills below, they were far enough away so there weren’t any issues with my wanderlusting dog.

Beautiful views!

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