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Recommended Routes in North Central New Mexico - 20

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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 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 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
Favorite Heading north from Baldy
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 Valles Toledo and the northeastern corner of Valles Caldera National Preserve looking northwest from Pajarito Mountain.
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
Favorite Redondo Peak looking west into the Valles Caldera.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pajarito Ski Hill to Los Alamos North

8.7 mi 14.1 km 770' Up 234.56 m Up 2,500' Down 761.92 m Down

Los Alamos, NM

North Central New Mexico Hiking

  • 848 Miles 1,364 Kilometers of Trail
  • 20 Recommended Routes
  • 29 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 98 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 40 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in North Central New Mexico - 147

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73.8 mi 118.8 km #1Skyline Trail #251
Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
1.1 mi 1.7 km #2Slot Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM
1.1 mi 1.7 km #3Picacho Peak - Atalaya Mountain Connector
Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
4.3 mi 6.9 km #4Soda Springs Trail
Difficult
White Rock, NM
Difficult
White Rock, NM
1.3 mi 2.2 km #5La Piedra
Intermediate
Santa Fe, NM
Intermediate
Santa Fe, NM
4.1 mi 6.7 km #6Red River Fault Loop Trail
Intermediate
Questa, NM
Intermediate
Questa, NM
3.0 mi 4.8 km #7Rendija Trail #279
Intermediate
Los Alamos, NM
Intermediate
Los Alamos, NM
20.1 mi 32.4 km #8CDT: Los Pinos TH (NM Sec. 25)
Difficult
Santa Teresa, NM
Difficult
Santa Teresa, NM
2.2 mi 3.6 km #9Cerro Grande Trail
Intermediate
Los Alamos, NM
Intermediate
Los Alamos, NM
1.1 mi 1.8 km #10Ashley Pond
Easy
Los Alamos, NM
Easy
Los Alamos, NM

Photos of North Central New Mexico - 247

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View from the climb to the overlook
May 8, 2018 near Santo D…, NM
Bighorn Sheep on the rim of the Rio Grande Canyon
Dec 2, 2017 near Arroyo…, NM
Looking down into Valles Caldera
Jun 27, 2020 near Los Alamos, NM
At the end of the Slot Canyon Trail.
Aug 20, 2018 near Santo D…, NM
Tent Rock Formations
Dec 6, 2017 near Santo D…, NM
Atop Tesuque Peak looking towards Santa Fe Lake
Apr 2, 2015 near Santa Fe, NM
Slot Canyon Trail
Dec 10, 2017 near Santo D…, NM
Big Horn ewes on the move, near the Lake Peak Traverse Trail.
Apr 1, 2015 near Santa Fe, NM