60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque Guide Book

by Stephen Ausherman (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles Albuquerque  by Stephen Ausherman

384pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0897326008

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque uncovers paths where no guidebook has gone before and hits classic trails as well. This is the essential guide to north-central New Mexico, from the black lava badlands in El Malpais National Monument to the cool aspens in Santa Fe National Forest. Explore newly opened lands in the Ojito Wilderness and the Valles Caldera, or revisit the past with nostalgic walks along the Rio Grande and Route 66. Hikes lead to ancient pueblos, ghost towns, slot canyons, and more, all just a day trip or less from the Duke City.

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Trails from the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 60.
... Preview: Walk along a centuries-old system of working irrigation ditches for a unique cultural study of one of Albuquerque’s first neighborhoods and a memorable lesson in cynology. Goatheads are common on dit ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Albuquerque, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Wooded trails on the lower slopes of the Sandias’ east side are ideal for casual hikes in any season. This route has it all—travertine springs, an overlook, a trailside stream, and a few unnatural obj ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Sandia Park, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: Surrounded by tribal lands and accessed by rough easement roads behind locked gates, the trailhead can be a challenge to reach—but it’s worth the extra effort. This hike follows arroyos and old ranch ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Albuquerque, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: The extensive trail system in Bandelier National Monument allows for a wide range of hikes, from leisurely strolls among ancient cliff dwellings to weeklong treks into backcountry wilderness. Falls Tr ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Bandelier National Monument, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: The Bishop’s Lodge stands on the near corner of 1,500 contiguous square miles of national forest. Link its marked trails over hilly terrain with gentler designated trails in the Santa Fe National Fo ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Tesuque, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: Most hikers come here for a 7.5-mile loop that incorporates Spruce Spring Trail and a short spur to Gallo Peak. This slightly longer route explores a wider diversity of landscapes along paths less tra ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Belen, NM - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 8.6
... Preview: The first leg is a 3.2-mile hike down White Rock Canyon from the lost town of Buckman to a secluded meadow on the bank of the Rio Grande. From there you can embark on a challenging route over the nort ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Los Alamos, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This loop on the shoulders of a giant volcanic plug offers amazing vistas at every turn. A nontechnical but nonetheless harrowing spur presents the option of climbing to the top of its towering neck. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
San Ysidro, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: An unofficial, yet intuitive route follows a dry wash across seldom-visited terrain in the hill country of the Galisteo Basin. Steep rock walls punctuate 20 twists and turns in this fascinating segmen ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Cerrillos, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: Well-marked trails just minutes east of Albuquerque are perfect for casual hikes most of the year. A short stroll up Hondo Canyon leads to a waterfall spilling over a travertine formation. Continue up ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Tijeras, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.7
... Preview: Cerrillos Hills State Park is divided into two distinct areas. In the northwest corner, an unmarked network of canyons, closed dirt roads, and horse trails create several possibilities for extensive w ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Cerrillos, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: A web of old roads and a little bushwhacking make up this route through the western hills of the San Pedro Mountains. Riddled with holes and scraped to the bone, this stout, rugged range bore the brun ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Cedar Crest, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: You won’t find any trails in these lonely hills. This undesignated route begins with a short stroll up a pleasant arroyo. A quick push up a hillside brings you to the first of two overlooks on the ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Albuquerque, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Hike the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT)—or at least a small portion of it. Access points closest to Albuquerque allow for extensive walks in Cabezon country. The loop described her ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Cuba, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Follow the waterways around the village of Corrales for a display of eclectic architecture from the past and present. Groves of cottonwood and Siberian elm and plentiful waterfowl also highlight the r ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Corrales, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: Multiple designated trails, informal paths, and forest roads add up to innumerable hiking routes through this quickly accessible area of Cibola National Forest. This unofficial route is a helpful prim ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Tijeras, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: This rugged wilderness trail from FR 289 to Turkey Springs crosses three canyons and drops into a fourth, visiting massive volcanic formations along the way. You can hit this route’s scenic highlights ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Bandelier National Monument, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: The terminus of New Mexico’s most famous pilgrimage, Tomé Hill is also a font of inspiration for great art and literature, both secular and sacred. With views of the Manzano Mountains and over the Rio ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Tome, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: Most visitors at Sandstone Bluffs seem content with the 30-mile view from the overlook. True, the sea of lava and distant mountain peaks are lovely, but the most impressive sights are along an informa ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Cubero, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: Artistic enhancements along an all-access interpretive trail and the old nature loop provide a stylish introduction to the cultural history and abundant wildlife in the Sandia Mountain foothills. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Albuquerque, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4