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Gems in New Mexico - 11

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

Carlsbad Cavern

(16) Whites…, NM
gem Favorite Dripping Spring

Van Patten's Dripping Springs Resort Ruins

(5) 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

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

Mexican Canyon Trestle

(2) La Luz, NM

Recommended Routes in New Mexico - 54

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Favorite The view of the Sandia ridgeline from the trail, with the tramway cables visible overhead. The upper station of the tramway is visible on the right side of the picture. The crash site is at the base of the large rock formation on the left.
Difficult

Domingo Baca Trail / TWA Flight 260 crash site

7.0 mi 11.3 km 2,142' Up 653.03 m Up 2,142' Down 653 m Down

Sandia…, NM
Favorite View from the climb to the overlook
Intermediate/Difficult

Slot Canyon Trail Out and Back

3.0 mi 4.8 km 815' Up 248.3 m Up 814' Down 248.14 m Down

Santo D…, NM
Favorite Atlaya Mountain approach.
Intermediate/Difficult

Atalaya Mountain Trail (#170)

6.5 mi 10.5 km 1,745' Up 531.84 m Up 1,745' Down 531.83 m Down

Santa Fe, NM
Favorite White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
Intermediate/Difficult

Alkali Flat Trail

5.0 mi 8.0 km 95' Up 29.03 m Up 95' Down 29.07 m Down

Holloma…, NM
Favorite Big Horn ewes on the move, near the Lake Peak Traverse Trail.
Difficult

Raven's Ridge to Lake Peak Loop

10.6 mi 17.0 km 2,650' Up 807.59 m Up 2,630' Down 801.54 m Down

Santa Fe, NM
Favorite Near Battleship Rock.
Intermediate/Difficult

McCauley Hot Springs Out and Back

3.6 mi 5.8 km 722' Up 220.2 m Up 722' Down 220.14 m Down

Jemez P…, NM
Favorite Williams Lake 10/2016
Intermediate

Williams Lake Trail #62

4.0 mi 6.4 km 951' Up 289.88 m Up 951' Down 289.82 m Down

Taos Sk…, NM
Favorite Bandelier is beautiful in the fall.
Easy/Intermediate

Main Loop Nature Trail

1.4 mi 2.3 km 222' Up 67.66 m Up 223' Down 67.88 m Down

White Rock, NM
Favorite Lots of fun bridges on the Winsor Trail
Intermediate

Chamisa Trail Loop via Saddleback and Windsor

9.9 mi 16.0 km 1,908' Up 581.68 m Up 1,897' Down 578.25 m Down

Santa Fe, NM

New Mexico Hiking

  • 3,510 Miles 5,648 Kilometers of Trail
  • 58 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Gems Gems
  • 138 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 399 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 138 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within New Mexico

Trails in New Mexico - 617

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7.7 mi 12.3 km #1La Luz Trail
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM 37 
4.6 mi 7.5 km #2Pino Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM 27 
4.2 mi 6.7 km #3Pine Tree Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
White Sands, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
White Sands, NM 23 
2.1 mi 3.3 km #4Organ Needle Trail
Very Difficult
Las Cruces, NM
Very Difficult
Las Cruces, NM 10 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #5Wheeler Peak Summit Trail #67
Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM 15 
9.2 mi 14.7 km #6Hermit's Peak Trail #223
Intermediate/Difficult
Las Vegas, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Las Vegas, NM
73.8 mi 118.8 km #7Skyline Trail #251
Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
5.9 mi 9.5 km #8Trampas Lakes Trail #31
Intermediate/Difficult
Chimayo, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Chimayo, NM 12 
6.1 mi 9.8 km #9Three Rivers Trail (#44)
Intermediate/Difficult
Carrizozo, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Carrizozo, NM
1.1 mi 1.7 km #10Slot Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM

Photos of New Mexico - 1,190

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White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
Apr 3, 2020 near Holloma…, NM
Sunset at White Sands
Apr 3, 2020 near Holloma…, NM
White Sands National Monument, United States - Hike To The Horizon
Apr 3, 2020 near Holloma…, NM
The Whale: Rock formation in Carlsbad Caverns on the way to the Big Room.
Apr 3, 2018 near Whites…, NM
The dunes and the San Andres Mountains.
Jan 28, 2016 near Holloma…, NM
Rainbow over White Sands
Apr 3, 2020 near Holloma…, 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
White Sands
Jan 26, 2016 near Holloma…, NM