New Mexico - Outdoor Activities

New Mexico has approximately 962 trails, including 512 hiking trails and 212 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0 to 445 miles in length. The most popular trails are Atalaya Mountain, Capulin Volcano Rim Trail and Lake Katherine. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in New Mexico was Qwyla F. who completed West Rim Trail.

  • Tent RocksView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Santa Fe, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5–2 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike through eroded rock pinnacles and a slot canyon.

  • San Antonio Hot SpringsView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Los Alamos, NM

    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Yet another fabulous collection of hot springs in the Santa Fe National Forest. Flowing out of a steep hillside, the springs form several bathable ...

  • Wheeler PeakView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Taos, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  8–10 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    A long day hike or moderate overnight trip to the dramatic summit of New Mexico’s highest peak

  • McCauley Hot SpringsView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Los Alamos, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Another collection of spectacular natural hot springs in the Jemez Springs area, with several large pools of warm water perfect for bathing.

  • La Luz TrailView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  9–12 hours for day hike
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    A long day hike or an overnight trip from the edge of Albuquerque through the rugged Sandia Wilderness to the crest of the Sandia Mountains. ...

  • Upper and Lower FallsView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    White Rock, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  2–3 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike down beautifully wooded Frijoles Canyon to two tall waterfalls and the Rio Grande.

  • Capulin Volcano Rim TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Red River, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    The Great Plains may seem an unusual setting for volcanic activity, but the Raton-Clayton volcanic field covers more than two hundred square ...

  • White Sands National Monument TrailsView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Alamogordo, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  Guide

    No portrait of New Mexico’s wildlands would be complete without White Sands, and while the national monument rarely is a hiking, much less a ...

  • Devisadaro LoopView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Taos, NM

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Pinyon and juniper cover this mountain as they do all the foothills of the Sangres. Excellent views of the entire Taos Valley are to be had from ...

  • Cochiti CanyonView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Cochiti Pueblo, NM

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  3 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    Cochiti Canyon is one of the prettiest canyons found in the Jemez. Beautifully sculpted volcanic tuff and sandstones form the canyon walls. Pinyon ...

  • Red CanyonView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Mountainair, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  4–5 hours
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike through thick forest to the wilderness crest of the Manzano Mountains.

  • Mount Taylor - Gooseberry Spring TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Grants, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  3-6 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Strenuous hike up the peak in the area. Route: Well defined trail. View: panorama.

  • Osha TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Cloudcroft, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  1–2 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Osha Trail is an easy, popular loop hike very convenient to the high mountain town of Cloudcroft. It passes through lush forest of Douglas-fir, ...

  • Lake KatherineView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Pecos, NM

    •  10–12 hours or overnight
    •  16.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A long day hike or overnight trip to a high alpine lake at the base of Santa Fe Baldy.

  • Beatty’s CabinView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Pecos, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  5–7 hours
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    A long day hike or backpack through forest and lush meadows into the heart of the Pecos Wilderness at the Pecos River. This trail makes a great ...

  • Hermit PeakView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  5–7 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike to the spectacular views from a rocky summit of a prominent Pecos Wilderness peak. Hermit Peak anchors the far southeastern arm of ...

  • Monjeau LookoutView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Ruidoso, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  5–7 hours
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a day hike or easy overnight trip along a high lush ridge of the White Mountain Wilderness. The hike follows a section of the Crest Trail ...

  • Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area TrailsView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Taos, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  37 miles
    •  Guide

    Today, hikers and recreationists in ever-increasing numbers converge on the Wheeler Peak Wilderness. Most seek to stand atop New Mexico’s highest ...

  • White Mountain Wilderness Area TrailsView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Ruidoso, NM

    •  110 miles
    •  Guide

    The Mountains of the Southwest have been described as “sky islands,” and nowhere is this more true than the mountain ridge known as the White ...

  • Foothills TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  Up to 4 hours
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a good area for riders of all ability levels to get out, do some exploring, and test their skills without having to drive out of town. ...

  • Rim TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Cloudcroft, NM

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  4 hours
    •  18.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Rim Trail traverses the spine of the Sacramento Mountains, winding through miles of gorgeous spruce and pine forests. Views from this ridge ...

  • Sandia Peak Ski AreaView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Cedar Crest, NM

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  30 minutes to 4 hours
    •  24 miles
    •  Guide

    Located northeast of Albuquerque at the Sandia Peak Ski Area. The Sandia Peak Ski Area is not so much a single ride as it is a number of well-maintained ...

  • Santa Fe BaldyView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Santa Fe, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  7–8 hours
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    A long day hike or moderate overnight hike to a high summit in the Pecos Wilderness.

  • Dog CanyonView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Alamogordo, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  5–6 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A long day hike from the Tularosa Valley up into the Sacramento Mountains.

  • Nambe LakeView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Santa Fe, NM

    • Hiking  
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Nambe Lake is a crystal-clear gem tucked in a glacial valley between Lake Peak and Santa Fe Baldy. It lies barely a half mile from the lifts ...

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