Hiking New Mexico - 4th Edition  by Laurence Parent

Hiking New Mexico - 4th Edition Guide Book

by Laurence Parent (Falcon Guides)
Hiking New Mexico - 4th Edition  by Laurence Parent
New Mexico is famous for its high mountains, Indian ruins, sand dunes, and stark deserts. Hikes in the state offer everything from lush alpine lakes in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to rugged wilderness canyons in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. This revised edition of Hiking New Mexico gives you the information you need to plan your customized trip to the Land of Enchantment with more than 90 of the state’s best hikes, mile-by-mile directional cues and detailed directions to the trailheads, and information on distance and difficulty for each trail. This guide leads you through New Mexico’s mountains, deserts, caves, and canyons. Climb Wheeler Peak, the state’s highest, and enjoys views deep into Colorado, go underground in the lava tubes of El Malpais National Monument, and hike for days through the lush woodland of the Gila Wilderness in complete solitude.

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Trails from the "Hiking New Mexico - 4th Edition" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 93.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 93.

A loop day hike into the northern section of the Sandia Mountain Wilderness. The 10-K Trail got its name because it roughly follows the 10,000-foot elevation contour along the east side of the Sandias ...
Albuquerque, NM - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.9
The northern end of the Manzano Mountains is noted for its impressive stands of big-tooth maples. The maples provide some of the best fall color in the Southwest. This loop trail climbs at an easy gra ...
Mountainair, NM - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.1
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A day hike to Indian ruins located high above the wooded floor of Frijoles Canyon in a large shelter cave. To start, walk through the visitor center up the canyon on the main paved loop trail. Stay ...
White Rock, NM - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 3.1
A short loop day hike through a large dune field to Alkali Flat, a source of gypsum sand for White Sands National Monument. The Alkali Flat Trail leads through the heart of the dunes at White Sands ...
Alamogordo, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
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A cross-country day hike into the scenic badlands below Angel Peak. The route leads down into the badlands below the canyon rim from the northeast side of the campground. There are no formal trails, s ...
Bloomfield, NM - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2
A loop day hike through lush, high forest and along rushing mountain streams in the White Mountain Wilderness. The White Mountain Wilderness is a 49,000-acre tract ranging from 6,000 to 11,500 feet in ...
Capitan, NM - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 6.3
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A two- or three-day loop hike deep into the scenic Bandelier Wilderness. The ruins in Frijoles Canyon are usually mobbed with people in summer, especially on weekends. Within minutes of starting this ...
White Rock, NM - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 18
A day hike to a pass in the Organ Mountains. From the trailhead, the path climbs steadily, trending northwest overall. The trail winds through occasional boulders and rock formations. Scattered oak ...
Las Cruces, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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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 day hike or, even better, an overnight trip into the hea ...
Pecos, NM - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 11
A day hike onto a promontory overlooking the fork between the three main branches of Big Canyon. This trail ends on a point overlooking one of the deepest and most rugged canyons in the Guadalupe M ...
Carlsbad, NM - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 4
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A loop day hike to an extensive lava tube cave system in the lava flows of El Malpais National Monument. From the National Park Service “Big Lava Tubes” sign at the parking area, look for rock cair ...
Grants, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness contains a maze of eroded clay beds and sandstone remnants. The clay beds, colored many shades of gray, with highlights of red and yellow, are very soft and erode easily ...
Farmington, NM - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 4
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A day hike to an active fire lookout tower on the summit of a high peak on the north side of the Gila Wilderness. Black Mountain lies on the north edge of the Gila Wilderness in splendid isolation. ...
Truth or Consequences, NM - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 9.4
A long day hike (with shuttle) with great views along part of the crest of the Black Range. This hike follows a beautifully scenic stretch of the crest of the Black Range along the edge of the Ald ...
Mimbres, NM - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 10.2-21
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A day hike in the remote Peloncillo Mountains of far southwestern New Mexico. The hike follows up a fork of Clanton Draw to a relatively permanent pool called Blackwater Hole and up to the site of ...
Animas, NM - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5
A day hike along abandoned grades of the historic Cloudcroft logging railroad. From the parking lot, cross the footbridge over the Rio Peñasco to the railroad grade on the south riverbank. The wate ...
Cloudcroft, NM - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
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A loop day hike or overnight trip along mountain streams through the lush White Mountain Wilderness. The 44,000-acre Little Bear Fire of 2012 burned a large chunk of the White Mountain Wilderness, ...
Capitan, NM - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 10
A spectacular overnight hike from the Texas desert into the New Mexico mountains. The trail starts in the mouth of McKittrick Canyon at the Park Service information station. From there, the trail c ...
Whites City, NM - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 15.2
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A two- or three-day loop backpack through lush old-growth forest into one of the least visited wildernesses in New Mexico. The first section of the route, Trail 65, contours west along the base of ...
Capitan, NM - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 19.5
About 60,000 years ago, Capulin Volcano was built up over 1,000 feet above the surrounding plain by fountains of ash and lava. Scores of other surrounding peaks and hills were built during the same an ...
Raton, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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