Best Cross-Country Skiing in New Mexico

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

  • #1 Mount Taylor Ski Tour Loop

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    Grants, NM

    Steep loop up the back of Mt. Taylor. Route: Old dirt road and trail. View: High peak panorama.
    •  2-4 hours
    •  8 miles
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    Steep loop up the back of Mt. Taylor. Route: Old dirt road and trail. View: High peak panorama.

  • #2 McGaffey Lake & Lookout Ski Tour Loop

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    Gallup, NM

    Loop starting at McGaffey Lake that goes up to the lookout tower and down Strawberry Canyon. Route: Old dirt road and trail. View: Forest.
    •  1-3 hours
    •  4 miles
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    Loop starting at McGaffey Lake that goes up to the lookout tower and down Strawberry Canyon. Route: Old dirt road and trail. ...

  • #3 Mount Powell Summit Ski Trip

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    Gallup, NM

    Out and back up to the lookout tower on Mt. Powell, which is just north of Thoreau. Route: Improved dirt road. View: Forest.
    •  2-3 hours
    •  12 miles
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    Out and back up to the lookout tower on Mt. Powell, which is just north of Thoreau. Route: Improved dirt road. View: F ...

  • #4 Narbona Pass to Todacheene Lake Ski Trip

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    Gallup, NM

    Out and back from Narbona Pass to Todacheene Lake. Route: Old dirt road. View: High forest.
    •  1-2 hours
    •  3 miles
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    Out and back from Narbona Pass to Todacheene Lake. Route: Old dirt road. View: High forest.

  • #5 Strawberry Canyon to McGaffey Lookout Tower

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    Gallup, NM

    Beautiful hike on a forest service trail to a tower overlook. Route: Well maintained trail. View: Dense forest with broad panoramic view from Overlook.
    •  1-2 hours
    •  2.5 miles
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    Beautiful hike on a forest service trail to a tower overlook. Route: Well maintained trail. View: Dense forest with broad ...

  • #6 Valles Caldera National Preserve

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    Jemez Springs, NM

    The trail takes you up to a midlevel ridge for a glimpse of the landscapes hidden in the Baca. Peaking over 9,100 feet, it’s one of the cooler summer hikes. In winter, its modest gain in elevation ...
    •  1–2 hours
    •  2.9 miles
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    The trail takes you up to a midlevel ridge for a glimpse of the landscapes hidden in the Baca. Peaking over 9,100 feet, it’s ...