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Overall this was a great hike. I would like to mention when they say heavily trafficked, they are not screwing around, there were a ton of people. So if you like solitude, this route isn't for you. But it did make the experience more fun because people were cheering each other on and giving advice and such. This is a hard, high altitude situation, I went through about 2.5 liters of water. At the beginning of the trail there is a lot of cut down trees/stacked wood and quite frankly it was pretty devastating to see. We really don't need less trees on this planet, so I'm not sure what was up with that?

hiking
10 hours ago

Went up 92 and then back down 93 (counter clockwise). Debate on which route to take- depends on what you want. If you want a workout at beginning with smooth downhill at the end go counter-clockwise. If you want a smooth trail with gradual elevation change consider up and back up T93. There is no great “vista” either way. I wouldn’t prefer to go down 92, it’s steeper. It took me 2:05 at 5.92 miles per farming gps.

hiking
13 hours ago

The last mile is tough but the view at the top is worth it.

hiking
muddy
washed out
13 hours ago

Awesome hike, 4.4 miles round trip. No bugs did this hike in September not sure if that’s why. my dog had a great time.

There are spectacular vistas all along the trail.

hiking
15 hours ago

so hard I only made it to yellow rock

hiking
rocky
17 hours ago

hiking
17 hours ago

Not really a hike but well worth the trip to see the caves! Really fascinating and fun to climb up into them. The visitor center has a little museum and a guide you can take with you to learn about what you’re seeing.

This is a really nice little hike—mostly easy hiking with a bit of a climb at the end of the Canyon trail. We did it in about 1.5 hours. The first part was mostly shady, which was nice, and the views are spectacular.

hiking
17 hours ago

This was a tough trail—not because any of the hiking itself is particularly difficult but because it’s an ~8 mile climb uphill the whole way. We parked at the lower tram and hiked over on the Tramway Trail to La Luz, which probably added a mile or two to our total hike, but it meant we were right at our car when we took the tram back down. We weren’t super prepared (both in tennis shoes and with not quite enough water—make sure you bring at least a liter per person), but we made it nonetheless. The 2-3 miles from the end were the toughest for me, but I’m overall glad we did it. Not sure I’d do it again without being in slightly better shape, though. It took us 5 hours from the lower tram parking lot to the upper tram. I recommend starting early, as we had more shade that way in the beginning, although parts of the upper trail are also quite shady. We brought jackets but didn’t wind up needing them.

hiking
rocky
18 hours ago

Great trail. Moderate to difficult. AllTrails shows the “steep” climb at the split, so if you take the easier route you’ll be off trail on this map. Gorgeous views along the way and inclines are not super steep for long.

hiking
20 hours ago

I'm not sure why all the negative reviews on this one. I've done 3-5 mile parts of it several times and enjoyed it each time. The trail is used for horseback riding, although I've never encountered any. That being said if you want a completely difficult to navigate path with rocky footing and loose gravel this isn't for you. it's a well maintained trail with beautiful views of Eagle nest lake and Angel Fire and Wheeler Peak during the first 3 miles or so. then you climb into forest and follow the US 64 up.

Nice trial to jog

Damn!!! That was one awesome hike. The views were spectacular and it had a perfect mix of forest/mountain. Don’t give up the view at the top is worth it. I highly suggest bringing a jacket because category 5 winds at the top of the summit. Almost lost my 95 pound girlfriend with the wind. Besides not being able to feel any part of my body for the first hour after we descended! It was one of the best hikes I’ve ever done. I highly recommend bringing a shot of tequila with you for the walk down, legs felt like jello.

hiking
no shade
off trail
1 day ago

I did not begin my hike at the parking lot, instead took a dirt road behind a nearby church just up the road on 371 headed north. On Google Maps the road is listed as Rd 7293. Can’t miss it, only church sign on the road in that area. Start along the fence line until you see the formations. I had no problem finding my way back at night with a headlamp, just looked to the north for the wash and followed back to fence line. Defiantly recommend an early and evening hike. Rock formations out of this world, literally. Not my first time hiking Bisit and won’t be my last. Just the first time I’ve recorded my trail. Enjoy and leave no trace. Side note: If you are looking to see the cracked eggs and petrified wood, stick to the primary parking lot everyone post about. It’s quicker to get to.

awesome night to hike

best hike all week

hiking
no shade
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Lots of down trees but I did enjoy the trail.

Absolutely loved it. The trail was easy to follow, got there early so it wasn't too hot. The views are breathtaking, and very much worth the work to get up the trail.

hiking
no shade
1 day ago

Nice forested trail with views of Taos and Taos Mountain. Not we’ll marked at end of turnaround point.

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail. Only a small amount of shade so a hat is recommended. Water and sunscreen also recommended.

hiking
blowdown
over grown
rocky
washed out
1 day ago

overall a good trail some rough spots

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