This list represents the most popular trails in New Mexico. Use this list to plan your next New Mexico outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.
#1 San Antonio Hot Springs
Los Alamos, NM
Yet another fabulous collection of hot springs in the Santa Fe National Forest. Flowing out of a steep hillside, the springs ...
#2 La Luz Trail
A long day hike or an overnight trip from the edge of Albuquerque through the rugged Sandia Wilderness to the crest of the ...
#3 Wheeler Peak
A long day hike or moderate overnight trip to the dramatic summit of New Mexico’s highest peak
#4 Tent Rocks
Santa Fe, NM
A day hike through eroded rock pinnacles and a slot canyon.
#5 McCauley Hot Springs
Another collection of spectacular natural hot springs in the Jemez Springs area, with several large pools of warm water perfect ...
#6 Osha Trail
The Osha Trail is an easy, popular loop hike very convenient to the high mountain town of Cloudcroft. It passes through lush ...
#7 Capulin Volcano Rim Trail
Red River, NM
The Great Plains may seem an unusual setting for volcanic activity, but the Raton-Clayton volcanic field covers more than ...
#8 White Sands National Monument Trails
No portrait of New Mexico’s wildlands would be complete without White Sands, and while the national monument rarely is a ...
#9 Manby Hot Springs
This is a fabulous grouping of hot springs bubbling into several rock-lined pools along an undeveloped portion of the Rio ...
#10 Spence Hot Springs
A collection of natural hot springs on the side of a steep hill forming several soaking pools. Heavily visited for years, ...
#11 Monjeau Lookout
This is a day hike or easy overnight trip along a high lush ridge of the White Mountain Wilderness. The hike follows a section ...
#12 Spirit Lake
The climb to Spirit Lake is a summer getaway from the tourist crowds in Santa Fe, but on weekends the Winsor Trail receives ...
#13 Jemez Falls And Mccauley Hot Springs
La Cueva, NM
Scattered through New Mexico’s national forests are dozens of hot springs where hikers can soak in naturally heated water ...
#14 Bandelier National Monument
Of all the major archaeological parks in New Mexico, only Bandelier National Monument offers opportunities for true backcountry ...
#15 Hannah Hot Spring
Perhaps the most isolated hot spring in the state of Arizona, Hannah is a true wilderness experience, requiring a hike of ...
#16 Jordan Hot Springs
Silver City, NM
An extremely remote series of hot springs in the Gila Wilderness of the Mogollon Mountains, requiring a difficult hike to ...
#17 Lake Katherine
A long day hike or overnight trip to a high alpine lake at the base of Santa Fe Baldy.
#18 Sawmill Park
The 3-mile-long meadow by Sawmill Creek is one of New Mexico’s easiestto- reach high-country destinations. The grades of ...
#19 Big Bonito Loop
The White Mountain Wilderness is one of the most attractive backcountry areas in New Mexico. The mountains are the highest ...
#20 Cochiti Canyon
Cochiti Pueblo, NM
Cochiti Canyon is one of the prettiest canyons found in the Jemez. Beautifully sculpted volcanic tuff and sandstones form ...
I ran it many times but a lot of people are walking .. See More
Nice walk in the lava field and overlook rhe ocean!
Short walk and you are not alowed to swin in the pools 🙁