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.

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#1. McGaffey Lake & Lookout Ski Tour Loop


Loop starting at McGaffey Lake that goes up to the lookout tower and down Strawberry Canyon. Route: Old dirt road and trail. View: Forest.…
From the guidebook "The Gallup Guide: Outdoor Routes in Red Rock Country"
Gallup, NM - Cross-Country Skiing - 4 miles
Published by Red Rock Publishing

#2. Mount Taylor Ski Tour Loop


Steep loop up the back of Mt. Taylor. Route: Old dirt road and trail. View: High peak panorama.…
From the guidebook "The Gallup Guide: Outdoor Routes in Red Rock Country"
Grants, NM - Cross-Country Skiing - 8 miles
Published by Red Rock Publishing

#3. Mount Powell Summit Ski Trip


Out and back up to the lookout tower on Mt. Powell, which is just north of Thoreau. Route: Improved dirt road. View: Forest.…
From the guidebook "The Gallup Guide: Outdoor Routes in Red Rock Country"
Gallup, NM - Cross-Country Skiing - 12 miles
Published by Red Rock Publishing

#4. Narbona Pass to Todacheene Lake Ski Trip


Out and back from Narbona Pass to Todacheene Lake. Route: Old dirt road. View: High forest.…
From the guidebook "The Gallup Guide: Outdoor Routes in Red Rock Country"
Gallup, NM - Cross-Country Skiing - 3 miles
Published by Red Rock Publishing

#5. Strawberry Canyon to McGaffey Lookout Tower


Beautiful hike on a forest service trail to a tower overlook. Route: Well maintained trail. View: Dense forest with broad panoramic view from Overlook.…
From the guidebook "The Gallup Guide: Outdoor Routes in Red Rock Country"
Gallup, NM - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking - 2.5 miles
Published by Red Rock Publishing

#6. Valles Caldera National Preserve


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 is…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque"
Jemez Springs, NM - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 2.9 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press