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2,881 mi 4,636 km of trail 58 Recommended Routes

Gems 11 Gems Easy Trails 134 Trails Intermediate Trails 390 Trails Hard Trails 140 Trails
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gem Favorite The Whale: Rock formation in Carlsbad Caverns on the way to the Big Room.

Carlsbad Cavern

(14) Whites…, NM
gem Favorite Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Pueblo Bonito

Pueblo Bonito

(1) Crownpoint, NM
gem Favorite Dripping Spring

Van Patten's Dripping Springs Resort Ruins

(4) White S…, 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
gem Favorite This is all that's left of the old cabin on the Dog Canyon Trail...

Old Cabin

(2) Boles A…, NM
gem Favorite Slaughter Canyon Cave. Photo Courtesy of the NPS (Pam Cox)

Slaughter Canyon Cave Tour

(1) Whites…, NM
gem Favorite Sunrise at Pueblo del Arroyo

Pueblo del Arroyo

(1) Crownpoint, NM
gem Favorite Kin Klesto with my back to the cliff

Kin Klesto

(1) Crownpoint, NM
gem Favorite View of some of the La Cueva Rocks.

La Cueva

(4) White S…, NM

Recommended Routes in New Mexico - 58

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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 Nearing the top of Atalaya Mountain on the Atalaya Trail
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 A narrow section of the traverse to Lake Peak.
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 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

Trails in New Mexico - 606

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7.7 mi 12.3 km #1La Luz Trail
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM 36 
4.6 mi 7.5 km #2Pino Trail
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM 27 
4.2 mi 6.7 km #3Pine Tree Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
White Sands, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
White Sands, NM 22 
2.1 mi 3.3 km #4Organ Needle Trail
Very Difficult
Las Cruces, NM
Very Difficult
Las Cruces, NM
2.2 mi 3.5 km #5Wheeler Peak Summit Trail #67
Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM 14 
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
5.3 mi 8.6 km #11Embudito Trail #192
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM 11 
6.4 mi 10.3 km #12Milk Ranch Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fort Wingate, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Fort Wingate, NM
1.5 mi 2.4 km #13San Francisco Hot Springs
Intermediate
Reserve, NM
Intermediate
Reserve, NM
1.9 mi 3.0 km #14Pokerchip South
Easy/Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Easy/Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
0.5 mi 0.9 km #15Hermit's Peak Summit Trail
Difficult
Mora, NM
Difficult
Mora, NM
3.9 mi 6.3 km #16Gooseberry Trail
Difficult
Skyline-Ganipa, NM
Difficult
Skyline-Ganipa, NM
4.8 mi 7.8 km #17Lost Lake Trail #91
Intermediate/Difficult
Red River, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Red River, NM
3.4 mi 5.5 km #18Dragon's Back Trail
Intermediate
Jemez Pueblo, NM
Intermediate
Jemez Pueblo, NM
19.4 mi 31.2 km #19Paseo del Bosque Trail
Easy
South Valley, NM
Easy
South Valley, NM
3.3 mi 5.2 km #20Berg Park Trails
Easy/Intermediate
Farmington, NM
Easy/Intermediate
Farmington, NM

Photos of New Mexico - 1173

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Rainbow over White Sands
Apr 3, 2020 near Holloma…, NM
White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
Apr 3, 2020 near Holloma…, NM
Mike is working his way to Redondo Peak.
Apr 1, 2015 near Nambe, 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
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
The dunes and the San Andres Mountains.
Jan 28, 2016 near Holloma…, NM