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2,816 mi 4,532 km of trail 53 Featured Hikes

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Gems in New Mexico - 12

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gem Favorite The Whale: Rock formation in Carlsbad Caverns on the way to the Big Room.

Carlsbad Cavern

(13) Whites…, NM
gem Favorite Van Patten's Dripping Springs Resort was originally built in the 1870's.

Van Patten's Dripping Springs Resort Ruins

(3) White S…, NM
gem Favorite At Pueblo Bonito

Pueblo Bonito

(1) Crownpoint, NM
gem Favorite While in a designated wilderness area, Pena Blanca is still accessed by vehicles on a jeep road.

Pena Blanca

(3) Mesquite, NM
gem Favorite Quarai, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, NM.

Qaurai Mission Pueblo

(3) Estancia, NM
gem Favorite Mexican Canyon Railroad Trestle is both beautiful and a feat of engineering.

Mexican Canyon Trestle

(2) La Luz, NM
gem Favorite This is all that's left of the old cabin on the Dog Canyon Trail...

Old Cabin

(2) Boles A…, NM
gem Favorite Slaughter Canyon Cave. Photo Courtesy of the NPS (Pam Cox)

Slaughter Canyon Cave Tour

(1) Whites…, NM
gem Favorite Sunrise at Pueblo del Arroyo

Pueblo del Arroyo

(1) Crownpoint, NM
gem Favorite Kin Klesto with my back to the cliff

Kin Klesto

(1) Crownpoint, NM
gem Favorite Flowering plant on the dunes.

Sunset Strolls

(3) Holloma…, NM
gem Favorite The inside of La Cueva offers a view into the home of a group of inhabitants from 5000 BC.

La Cueva

(4) White S…, NM

Featured Hikes in New Mexico - 48

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Favorite Tent Rock Formations
Intermediate

Slot Canyon Trail Out and Back

3.0 mi 4.8 km • Loop • 815 ft Ascent 248.3 m Ascent

(36) Santo D…, NM
Favorite Water flowing amongst moss blanketed rocks
Intermediate/Difficult

Domingo Baca Trail / TWA Flight 260 crash site

7.0 mi 11.3 km • Out and Back • 2,142 ft Ascent 653.03 m Ascent

(28) Sandia…, NM
Favorite The dunes and the San Andres Mountains.
Intermediate

Alkali Flat Trail

5.0 mi 8.0 km • Loop • 95 ft Ascent 29.03 m Ascent

(19) Holloma…, NM
Favorite Action Hop atop Lake Peak.
Difficult

Raven's Ridge to Lake Peak Loop

10.6 mi 17.0 km • Loop • 2,650 ft Ascent 807.59 m Ascent

(17) Santa Fe, NM
Favorite Near Battleship Rock.
Intermediate

McCauley Hot Springs Out and Back

3.6 mi 5.8 km • Loop • 722 ft Ascent 220.2 m Ascent

(14) Jemez P…, NM
Favorite Scanning the route to the pointy Truchas peaks in the distance.
Intermediate/Difficult

Double Baldy with a side of Redondo

18.8 mi 30.2 km • Loop • 4,344 ft Ascent 1324.03 m Ascent

(4) Santa Fe, NM
Favorite Valles Toledo and the northeastern corner of Valles Caldera National Preserve looking northwest from Pajarito Mountain.
Intermediate

Pajarito Mountain Loop

4.9 mi 7.9 km • Loop • 1,246 ft Ascent 379.79 m Ascent

(2) Los Alamos, NM
Favorite Mineral Creek gouging out a route for itself.
Difficult

Mineral Creek Trail to Cooney Mine Camp

3.1 mi 5.0 km • Out and Back • 439 ft Ascent 133.84 m Ascent

(2) Reserve, NM

Trails in New Mexico - 571

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7.7 mi 12.3 km #1La Luz Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
7.7 mi 12.3 km Sandia Heights, NM 31 
3.5 mi 5.6 km #2Atalaya Mountain Trail (#170)
Intermediate
Santa Fe, NM
Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.6 km Santa Fe, NM 29 
4.6 mi 7.5 km #3Pino Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
4.6 mi 7.5 km Sandia Heights, NM 26 
4.2 mi 6.7 km #4Pine Tree Trail
Intermediate
White Sands, NM
Intermediate
4.2 mi 6.7 km White Sands, NM 20 
2.1 mi 3.3 km #5Organ Needle Trail
Extremely Difficult
Las Cruces, NM
Extremely Difficult
2.1 mi 3.3 km Las Cruces, NM
1.1 mi 1.7 km #6Slot Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.7 km Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM
73.8 mi 118.8 km #7Skyline Trail #251
Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
Difficult
73.8 mi 118.8 km Santa Fe, NM
2.2 mi 3.5 km #8Wheeler Peak Summit Trail #67
Intermediate/Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
2.2 mi 3.5 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
9.2 mi 14.7 km #9Hermit's Peak Trail #223
Intermediate/Difficult
Las Vegas, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
9.2 mi 14.7 km Las Vegas, NM
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10San Francisco Hot Springs
Easy/Intermediate
Reserve, NM
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Reserve, NM
6.1 mi 9.8 km #11Three Rivers Trail (#44)
Intermediate
Carrizozo, NM
Intermediate
6.1 mi 9.8 km Carrizozo, NM
19.4 mi 31.2 km #12Paseo del Bosque Trail
Easy
South Valley, NM
Easy
19.4 mi 31.2 km South Valley, NM
3.4 mi 5.5 km #13Dragon's Back Trail
Intermediate
Jemez Pueblo, NM
Intermediate
3.4 mi 5.5 km Jemez Pueblo, NM
0.5 mi 0.9 km #14Hermit's Peak Summit Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mora, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
0.5 mi 0.9 km Mora, NM
6.4 mi 10.3 km #15Milk Ranch Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fort Wingate, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
6.4 mi 10.3 km Fort Wingate, NM
1.9 mi 3.0 km #16Pokerchip South
Easy/Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Easy/Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.0 km Ponderosa Pine, NM
11.8 mi 19.0 km #17Woodhaul Wagon Road Trail #55
Easy/Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Easy/Intermediate
11.8 mi 19.0 km Santa Clara, NM
5.9 mi 9.5 km #18Trampas Lakes Trail #31
Intermediate
Chimayo, NM
Intermediate
5.9 mi 9.5 km Chimayo, NM 11 
3.3 mi 5.2 km #19Berg Park Trails
Easy/Intermediate
Farmington, NM
Easy/Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.2 km Farmington, NM
22.2 mi 35.7 km #20South Boundary Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Angel Fire, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
22.2 mi 35.7 km Angel Fire, NM

Photos of New Mexico - 1039

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The Whale: Rock formation in Carlsbad Caverns on the way to the Big Room.
Apr 3, 2018 near Whites…, NM
Pines Trail - North (T5688)
Oct 19, 2019 near La Luz, NM
Pines Trail - North (T5688)
Oct 19, 2019 near La Luz, NM
Pine Tree Trail
Dec 10, 2017 near White S…, NM
A view from Organ Needle of Dripping Springs Natural Area with Las Cruces in the background, upper right
Nov 9, 2017 near White S…, NM
Looking west sky before the sunrise.
Nov 29, 2017 near Holloma…, NM
Action Hop atop Lake Peak.
Aug 24, 2016 near Santa Fe, NM
Bighorn Sheep on the rim of the Rio Grande Canyon
Dec 2, 2017 near Arroyo…, NM

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