The Best Trails in New Mexico (United States)

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Photo of USA, Route 66 Photo of Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area Photo of Bisti Badlands North - Hunter wash
  • USA, Route 66

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    near Clines Corners, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    376.46mi
    Elevation +
    6624f
    TrailRank
    61
    Photo of USA, Route 66 Photo of USA, Route 66 Photo of USA, Route 66

    Historic Route 66 is part of my longer travel which I took in July 2003. I had to take part in training organized in Denver and then to join workshop in LA. Time distance between two events was one week, so I took a chan...

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  • near Kimbeto, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    4.15mi
    Elevation +
    154f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area Photo of Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area Photo of Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area

    Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah is the hoodoo king of the San Juan Basin badlands. Multicolored badlands, eroded sandstone hoodoos and unique geological formations, many will love this place. The most remote and difficult badland to fi...

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  • near Tsaya, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    4.81mi
    Elevation +
    1276f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Bisti Badlands North - Hunter wash Photo of Bisti Badlands North - Hunter wash Photo of Bisti Badlands North - Hunter wash

    The Bisti Badlands North - Hunter wash Spring is windy season in the Southwest and sandstorms are common. A sandstorm was the reason for making a short hike in the Northern part of the Bisti Badlands.However we got to ...

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  • near Lama, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    8.32mi
    Elevation +
    2096f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Wild Rivers Recreation Area (Questa) Photo of Wild Rivers Recreation Area (Questa) Photo of Wild Rivers Recreation Area (Questa)

    Coming from Taos, drive to and through Questa. 2-3 miles beyond Questa is a road going West (left) to the Wild Rivers Recreation Area. There's a sign; can't miss it. From there, it's another 13 miles to the Visitor Cente...

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  • near Tsaya, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    12.27mi
    Elevation +
    1795f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Bisti Badlands South (Wilderness Area) Photo of Bisti Badlands South (Wilderness Area) Photo of Bisti Badlands South (Wilderness Area)

    The Bisti Badlands South - Alamo wash Little visited, unknown, the Bisti Badlands is an amazingly scenic and colorful expanse of undulating mounds and unusual eroded rocks covering The Bisti Wilderness is a remote deso...

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  • Gold Hill (Taos Ski Valley)

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    near Twining, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    9.61mi
    Elevation +
    4150f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Gold Hill (Taos Ski Valley) Photo of Gold Hill (Taos Ski Valley) Photo of Gold Hill (Taos Ski Valley)

    The trail starts at the end of the Coyote parking lot of the Taos Ski Valley. It's all pretty straightforward. First climb up part of the Bull-in-the-Woods trail then go left on the Long Canyon Trail, and finally switch ...

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  • Alkali Trail White sands NM

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    near Point of Sands, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    5.05mi
    Elevation +
    1306f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Alkali Trail White sands NM Photo of Alkali Trail White sands NM Photo of Alkali Trail White sands NM

    8km hike the Alkali Trail of New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument. Even the trail is marked with tall poles with orange tops, using a gps makes the hike easier. The monument is called White Sands, in fact its gyps...

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  • Rim Vista Trail near Abiquiu

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    near El Monte Rojo, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    5.58mi
    Elevation +
    1243f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Rim Vista Trail near Abiquiu Photo of Rim Vista Trail near Abiquiu Photo of Rim Vista Trail near Abiquiu

    To find the trail head, drive North on 84 Española-Chama, past Bode's General Store in Abiquiu, past the turnoff towards Abiquiu Dam (96), and past the exit to Ghost Ranch. From the latter exit, it is about 2-3 miles to ...

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  • Sunspot Highway, Cloudcroft New Mexico

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    Road Bike
    near Cloudcroft, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    16.95mi
    Elevation +
    3153f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Sunspot Highway, Cloudcroft New Mexico Photo of Sunspot Highway, Cloudcroft New Mexico Photo of Sunspot Highway, Cloudcroft New Mexico

    Lots of twist, turns and climbs. The shoulders on this road are wide in most places and the traffic is light. The most common obstacle along this route is the local wildlife. Be prepared to run into mule deer, elk and ca...

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  • near Rio En Medio, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    12.81mi
    Elevation +
    2933f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Rio en Médio - Rio Nambe - Borrego Trail Loop Photo of Rio en Médio - Rio Nambe - Borrego Trail Loop Photo of Rio en Médio - Rio Nambe - Borrego Trail Loop

    Very nice loop. Starts with a popular section of the Rio en Medio trail but after 2 miles, this loop leaves that trail. We didn’t see any other hikers once we forked off. Down at the Rio Nambe, there’s some scrambling ov...

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  • near Tierra Monte Subdivision, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    12.00mi
    Elevation +
    3753f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Hiking - La Luz Trail, Albuquerque, NM, USA Photo of Hiking - La Luz Trail, Albuquerque, NM, USA Photo of Hiking - La Luz Trail, Albuquerque, NM, USA

    Hiking - La Luz Trail goes up Sandia Mountain to reach Sandia Crest at 3,100 m (10,170 ft). I didn't calibrate the barometer so this track is a bit offset. Start from the parking lot (US$ 3.00 self-pay admission) and d...

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  • Blast the Trackways 4x4 Event

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    Off Road
    near Doña Ana, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    6.07mi
    Elevation +
    1119f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Blast the Trackways 4x4 Event Photo of Blast the Trackways 4x4 Event Photo of Blast the Trackways 4x4 Event

    Blast the Trackways 4x4 Event 15 Feb, 2020 Looped run on Trails of PTNM entrance Rd, PTNM Loop, Chile Canyons Loop, Big Jim Top to Bottom, Amatista Ledges, Hopping Jalapeno Bottom to Top, Chile Canyons Loop, Presidentia...

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  • Elliot Barker to Apache Pass

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    near Agua Fria, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    10.13mi
    Elevation +
    2530f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Elliot Barker to Apache Pass Photo of Elliot Barker to Apache Pass Photo of Elliot Barker to Apache Pass

    To get to the trail head, take 64 through Taos Canyon, in the direction of Eagle Nest. Keep climbing and go past the top (Palo Flechado Pass). Start the descent and keep an eye out for mile marker 274. Go past it. A bit ...

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  • Window Rock, Abiquiu

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    Hiking
    near Chili, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    9.15mi
    Elevation +
    922f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Window Rock, Abiquiu Photo of Window Rock, Abiquiu Photo of Window Rock, Abiquiu

    The trailhead is about 2 miles up from the junction of 285 when driving from Española to Abiquiu. It's at the left hand side of the road, and recognizable by a cattle gard, a US Forest Service sign, and an indicator for ...

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  • PICACHO TRAIL

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    Hiking
    near Santa Fe, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    3.69mi
    Elevation +
    1319f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of PICACHO TRAIL Photo of PICACHO TRAIL Photo of PICACHO TRAIL

    Easy trail at the edge of Santa Fe (NM) which provide beautiful sights of the city. Parking can be found at Upper canyon Road intersection with Cerro Gordo Road. I enjoyed this way with Tim Rogers and twelve kids from...

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  • Cristos Revengege

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    Mountain Bike
    near Courchesne, Texas (United States)
    Distance
    5.83mi
    Elevation +
    577f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Cristos Revengege Photo of Cristos Revengege Photo of Cristos Revengege

    Downhill, tracking. Climbing. Hicking. Pebbles, gravel, dry creeks and sharp stones. But its worth it.

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  • Rio en Medio waterfall

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    Hiking
    near Rio En Medio, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    4.62mi
    Elevation +
    696f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Rio en Medio waterfall Photo of Rio en Medio waterfall Photo of Rio en Medio waterfall

    Nice walk in the valley along the creek, till reaching the waterfall. Quite popular trail, very limited parking

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  • near Silver City, New Mexico (United States)
    Distance
    23.97mi
    Elevation +
    2864f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Continental Divide Trail day 10: Silver City to Dougs Photo of Continental Divide Trail day 10: Silver City to Dougs Photo of Continental Divide Trail day 10: Silver City to Dougs

    Roadwalk out of town on the official CDT trail. Then uphill a bit - with great views. Pine tree forest walk for some kilometers, before choosing the Gila alternate route at the junction. Wonderful trail.

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