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Manzanita Mountains Trail System

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Recommended Routes in Manzanita Mountains Trail System - 2

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Favorite West Ridge Trail Lookin to the West
Intermediate/Difficult

Birdhouse Loop

11.4 mi 18.4 km 1,542' Up 469.93 m Up 1,538' Down 468.77 m Down

Carnuel, NM
Favorite Height of land on Gnasty trail.
Intermediate

Otero Canyon Loop

5.5 mi 8.8 km 640' Up 194.99 m Up 638' Down 194.49 m Down

Carnuel, NM

Manzanita Mountains Trail System Hiking

  • 153 Miles 247 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 25 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 13 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Manzanita Mountains Trail System - 42

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1.9 mi 3.0 km #1Pokerchip South
Easy/Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Easy/Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
5.3 mi 8.5 km #2Coyote Trail (Trail 5619)
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
1.8 mi 2.8 km #3Cajun Pine
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
1.0 mi 1.6 km #4Drop In
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
16.1 mi 25.9 km #5South Crest Trail #130
Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM 11 
1.8 mi 2.8 km #6Otero Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
1.9 mi 3.1 km #7Cedro Singletrack (Trail 5252B)
Easy/Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Easy/Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
2.6 mi 4.1 km #8Birdhouse Ridge
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
2.7 mi 4.4 km #9Chamisoso Trail (Trail 5184)
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
0.6 mi 1.0 km #10Pine Flat Connector
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM

Photos of Manzanita Mountains Trail System - 32

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Otero Canyon trail
Oct 31, 2019 near Pondero…, NM
West Ridge Trail Lookin to the West
Oct 31, 2019 near Carnuel, NM
West Ridge Trail looking at Tejeras to the North
Oct 31, 2019 near Pondero…, NM
On the way back down
Aug 1, 2020 near Sandia…, NM
Southern crossing in the fall. Awesome trail.
Sep 21, 2017 near Pondero…, NM
Height of land on Gnasty trail.
Jul 12, 2017 near Pondero…, NM
West Ridge.
Sep 21, 2017 near Pondero…, NM
The last sandy stair steps of the West Ridge climbing.
Sep 21, 2017 near Pondero…, NM