Zuni-Acoma Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Zuni-Acoma Trail spans overlapping lava flows from five volcanoes, following an ancient route that connects the two pueblos. Now part of the official route of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), much of the route lies on solid, uneven rock, and the trail twists constantly as it traverses lava ridges and bridges. Make no mistake: despite the relatively short distance, it is a tiring journey. Allow 5 or 6 hours to complete the hike, and take plenty of water and sunscreen.
To walk the entire trail requires setting up a long car shuttle, but it’s worth the extra effort. First, head south on NM 117, which is located at exit 89 off I-40, about 65 miles west of Albuquerque and 5 miles east of Grants. A little more than 15 miles from the interstate on NM 117, park in the marked lot along the highway."