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Recommended Routes in North Central New Mexico - 27

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Favorite View from the climb to the overlook
Intermediate/Difficult 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 Looking up to the top of Atalaya Trail.  Huskies think snow is a good thing.
Intermediate/Difficult 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 Lake Peak from Deception Peak.
Difficult 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 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 There are lots of great formations along this trail.
Easy/Intermediate 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 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
Favorite Santa Fe Baldy
Difficult Difficult

Double Baldy with a side of Redondo

18.8 mi 30.2 km 4,344' Up 1324.03 m Up 4,343' Down 1323.65 m Down

Santa Fe, NM
Favorite A view from the summit of Cabezon Peak.
Difficult Difficult

Cabezon Peak Out and Back

2.1 mi 3.4 km 1,347' Up 410.55 m Up 1,346' Down 410.26 m Down

Jemez P…, NM
Favorite Valles Toledo and the northeastern corner of Valles Caldera National Preserve looking northwest from Pajarito Mountain.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Pajarito Mountain Loop

4.9 mi 7.9 km 1,246' Up 379.79 m Up 1,246' Down 379.84 m Down

Los Alamos, NM

North Central New Mexico Hiking

  • 839 Miles 1,350 Kilometers of Trail
  • 27 Recommended Routes
  • 40 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 147 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 59 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in North Central New Mexico - 219

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9.2 mi 14.7 km #1Hermit's Peak Trail #223
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Las Vegas, NM
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Las Vegas, NM
1.1 mi 1.7 km #2Slot Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM
73.8 mi 118.8 km #3Skyline Trail #251
Difficult Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
Difficult Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
1.4 mi 2.2 km #4Big Arsenic Springs Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Questa, NM
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Questa, NM
0.5 mi 0.9 km #5Hermit's Peak Summit Trail
Difficult Difficult
Mora, NM
Difficult Difficult
Mora, NM
1.4 mi 2.2 km #6Picacho Peak - Atalaya Mountain Connector
Difficult Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
Difficult Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
2.2 mi 3.6 km #7Cerro Grande Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Los Alamos, NM
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Los Alamos, NM
20.1 mi 32.4 km #8CDT: Los Pinos TH (NM Sec. 25)
Difficult Difficult
Santa Teresa, NM
Difficult Difficult
Santa Teresa, NM
5.7 mi 9.2 km #9Soda Springs Trail
Difficult Difficult
White Rock, NM
Difficult Difficult
White Rock, NM
1.3 mi 2.2 km #10La Piedra
Intermediate Intermediate
Santa Fe, NM
Intermediate Intermediate
Santa Fe, NM

Photos of North Central New Mexico - 288

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Bighorn Sheep on the rim of the Rio Grande Canyon
Dec 2, 2017 near Arroyo…, NM
View from the climb to the overlook
May 8, 2018 near Santo D…, NM
Santa Fe Baldy
Mar 5, 2021 near Nambe, NM
View from the trail.
Nov 23, 2022 near Ranchos…, NM
View from the trail
Nov 23, 2022 near Ranchos…, NM
Lake Peak from Deception Peak.
Sep 23, 2023 near Santa Fe, NM
Looking at Lake Peak from the ridge between Deception and Lake Peaks
Sep 23, 2023 near Santa Fe, NM
View from Lake Peak.
Sep 23, 2023 near Santa Fe, NM