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Best Trails of New Mexico

hiking, road biking, mountain biking, walking, running

 

#1. San Antonio Hot Springs
A fabulous collection of hot springs flowing out of a steep hillside and forming several usable pools. In a magnificent setting, San Antonio is a must-visit if you are in the Santa Fe National Forest,...
From the guidebook "Touring New Mexico Hot Springs"
Hiking Trails
Los Alamos, NM - Hot Springs - 10 miles


#2. Wheeler Peak
Wheeler Peak lies in the center of the small 19,000-acre Wheeler Peak Wilderness. Several other of New Mexico’s highest peaks lie in and around the wilderness. The peaks and ridges are one of the few ...
From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico"
Hiking Trails
Taos, NM - Hiking - 15 miles


#3. Bandelier National Monument
Of all the major archaeological parks in New Mexico, only Bandelier National Monument offers opportunities for true backcountry hiking. Beyond the visitor center, and easily accessible ruins near it, ...
From the guidebook "Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen"
Hiking Trails
Los Alamos, NM - Hiking - 21 miles


#4. McCauley Hot Springs
A collection of spectacular natural hot springs in the Jemez Springs area, with several large pools of warm water perfect for bathing. A fabulous collection of hot springs, McCauley is well worth the ...
From the guidebook "Touring New Mexico Hot Springs"
Hiking Trails
Los Alamos, NM - Hot Springs - 4 miles


#5. Tent Rocks
The interesting rock formations along this trail were named for their tepee- or tent-like shape. The formations were carved by water and wind out of a soft layer of pumice and ash deposited by massive...
From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico"
Hiking Trails
Santa Fe, NM - Hiking - 3 miles


#6. La Luz Trail
Tremendous faulting tilted the mountains high above the Rio Grande Valley. The steep and rugged west side exposes the bare bones of the earth’s crust as enormous cliffs and pinnacles, while the east s...
From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico"
Hiking Trails
Albuquerque, NM - Hiking - 15 miles


#7. Horseshoe Lake
Horseshoe and Lost Lakes lie in rugged bowls at the foot of the highest ridge in New Mexico. The trail to the lakes is surprisingly gentle, threading through deep conifer forest up and above the canyo...
From the guidebook "100 Hikes in New Mexico"
Hiking Trails
Red River, NM - Hiking - 13.5 miles


#8. Manby Hot Springs
A fabulous grouping of hot springs bubbling into several rock-lined pools alongside the Rio Grande. The springs originally were part of a stagecoach stop and mineral bath resort. Also known as Stageco...
From the guidebook "Touring New Mexico Hot Springs"
Hiking Trails
Taos, NM - Hot Springs - 2 miles


#9. Lake Katherine
Lake Katherine is a popular destination for hikers in the Santa Fe area. The large, crystal-clear lake nestles in the bottom of a valley at the eastern foot of Santa Fe Baldy. The glacial valley, or c...
From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico"
Hiking Trails
Cowles, NM - Hiking - 16 miles


#10. Albuquerque Bike Path Ramble
Albuquerque has a network of designated bike paths throughout the city, the longest and most scenic being Paseo Del Bosque Trail. The city and county officials seem to be good about supporting bicycli...
From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Hiking Trails
Alameda, NM - Road Biking - 33 miles

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If you like the outdoors, visit Natural Wonders of the World . This site lists 1000 natural world wonders on all seven continents.

 

North American wonders reach from from the lofty peaks of the Cascade Mountain range to the watery paradise of Florida's Everglades.

The South American natural forces can be witnessed in countless forms--you'll find them cascading over the Devil's Throat of the Iguazu Falls, flooding Llanos grasslands.

The Australian Great Barrier Reef stretches to Papua New Guinea, while New Zealand's Tongariro volcano towers above waves of rugged hills.

The African Congo Basin is a network of swamps and emerald forests as diverse as the four counterpoints it unifies. The European and Middle Eastern natural histories include building castles on its rocky peaks, painting frescoes in its caves, trading through its passes, and perishing at its mercy.

The European and Middle Eastern natural histories include building castles on its rocky peaks, painting frescoes in its caves, trading through its passes, and perishing at its mercy.

The dual Asian power of nature is demonstrated through the elements at play in Asia. Fire-spewing volcanoes raise new lands from their summits.Ocean-worlds house water-kingdoms. Finally earth-bound and sky-stretching mountains--figures of inspiration.

The Polar Regions are an icy wilderness where the frozen fingertips of polar icecaps feel their way across stretches of land and water, the Arctic and Antarctic form the polar regions of our globe.