Best Trail Running in New Mexico

This list represents the most popular trail running in New Mexico. Use this list to plan your next New Mexico trail running trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Borrego - Bear Wallow - Winsor Triangle Trail


This hike, which uses Borrego Trail 150, Bear Wallow Trail 182, and Winsor Trail 254, is close to Santa Fe and a quick way to get the flavor of the mountains and streams of the Sangre de Cristos. It i…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Santa Fe"
Santa Fe, NM - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 4.3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Chamisa Trail


This hike is close to Santa Fe and offers a good workout as well as great exposure to piñon-juniper and mixed conifer vegetation belts. As a summer hike it is shaded much of the day. Although th…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Santa Fe"
Santa Fe, NM - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 5.3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Hyde Park Circle Trail


This hike is located in Hyde Memorial State Park, New Mexico‚Äôs oldest and highest-elevation state park. It is situated along the Little Tesuque Creek in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, very close to S…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Santa Fe"
Santa Fe, NM - Hiking, Trail Running - 3.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Purple Haze Trail


Fun, tight, 6 mile out & back single track in the Zuni Mountains with views of Pyramid and Church Rock.…
From the guidebook "The Gallup Guide: Outdoor Routes in Red Rock Country"
Gallup, NM - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 6 miles
Published by Red Rock Publishing

#5. High Desert Trail System


Challenging single track loop with great vistas and cap rocks. Great for an afternoon loop mountain bike ride with the family or all day epic ride. This is a mountain bike specific designed trail syst…
From the guidebook "The Gallup Guide: Outdoor Routes in Red Rock Country"
Gallup, NM - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 22 miles
Published by Red Rock Publishing

#6. First Mesa Trail


Fun, rolling single track loop. Great for all abilities. Most people will want to drive to the trailhead. The trailhead is about 6 miles from the hospital area so one can ride on busy streets or walk…
From the guidebook "The Gallup Guide: Outdoor Routes in Red Rock Country"
Gallup, NM - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 8.5 miles
Published by Red Rock Publishing

#7. Little Zion (Zionito) Trail


Walking or running trail in and around the base of the White Cliffs with great views of the intricate rock formations and the Hogback. Great easy afternoon hike for families with young children. This…
From the guidebook "The Gallup Guide: Outdoor Routes in Red Rock Country"
Gallup, NM - Hiking, Trail Running - 2 miles
Published by Red Rock Publishing

#8. Third Mesa Trail


Challenging single track loop with great vistas and cap rocks. Great for an afternoon mountain bike ride or a hike with the family.…
From the guidebook "The Gallup Guide: Outdoor Routes in Red Rock Country"
Gallup, NM - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 7.5 miles
Published by Red Rock Publishing

#9. Road Cut Trail


This trail has been in place for years and was probably the result of activity around the abandoned Hyde mine. With some use and the movement of a few rocks a great little trail through the middle of…
From the guidebook "The Gallup Guide: Outdoor Routes in Red Rock Country"
Gallup, NM - Hiking, Trail Running - 1.5 miles
Published by Red Rock Publishing