Area Trail Systems

  • ➠ Ah-shi-sle-pah Wilderness
  • ➠ Alien Run (Aztec)
  • ➠ Angel Peak Scenic Area
  • ➠ Bandelier National Monument
  • ➠ Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  • ➠ Crow Canyon
  • ➠ Cuba
  • ➠ El Malpais National Monument
  • ➠ El Morro National Monument
  • ➠ Gallup - High Desert
  • ➠ Ghost Ranch
  • ➠ Grants
  • ➠ Jemez Springs
  • ➠ Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks
  • ➠ Los Alamos
  • ➠ Ojito Wilderness
  • ➠ Ojo Caliente
  • ➠ Red Rock State Park
  • ➠ San Juan River Quality Waters
  • ➠ San Pedro Parks Wilderness
  • ➠ San Ysidro
  • ➠ Santa Fe National Forest (near Los Alamos)
  • ➠ Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • ➠ White Rock
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  • NW New Mexico Trails
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    Santa Fe National Forest Trails

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    In and around Los Alamos, New Mexico are a palethera of trails for the hiking enthusiast. Many of the trails are easily accessible within the town of Los Alamos and off of Hwy 4 which provides access to the Santa Fe National Forest. Majority of these trails are designated for foot use, however several trails can be used for mountain biking and horseback riding.

    These trails are located north and west of Los Alamos within the Santa Fe National Forest.
    Trail Name Difficulty Distance Elev. Gain
    1. Canon de Valle Loop Moderate 3.1 mi / 5.0 km 450 ft
    2. Canon de Valle Trail* Moderate 10.6 mi / 17.2 km 1,200 ft
    3. Nail Trail - Pajarito Canyon* Moderate 3.4 mi / 5.5 km 710 ft
    4. Pararito Mountain Loop* Moderate 4.1 mi / 6.7 km 1,300 ft
    5. Guaje Canyon (West) Moderate 5.6 mi / 9.0 km 740
    6. Los Alamos Canyon* Easy 3.0 mi / 4.8 km 370 ft
    7. Quemazon Nature Loop Easy 1.8 mi / 2.9 km 360 ft
    8. Cave of the Winds Trail Moderate 1.0 mi / 1.6 km 450 ft
    9. Quemazon Trail* Moderate 6.0 mi / 15.6 km 1,600 ft
    10. Pipeline Road Trail* Moderate 9.8 mi / 15.8 km 1,600 ft
    11. Water Tank Trail Moderate 3.6 mi / 6.0 km 540 ft
    12. Mitchell Trail Moderate 9.2 mi / 14.6 km 2,150 ft
    13. Natural Arch Trail Moderate 0.4 mi / 0.8 km 560 ft
    14. Guaje Ridge Trail Moderate 12.8 mi / 20.6 km 1,430 ft
    15. Rendija Trail Moderate 1.5 mi / 2.5 km 830 ft
    16. Cabra Loop Moderate 6.8 mi / 11.1 km 675 ft
    17. Pajarito Trail Moderate 5.6 mi / 9.2 km 600 ft
    18. Guaje Canyon Trail Moderate 4.4 mi / 7.0 km 1,810 ft
    * Mountain biking allowed.
    Santa Fe National Forest
    Santa Fe National Forest Hiking Trails Map and Info (PDF 250 KB)

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  • Santa Fe National Forest Hiking Trails Map and Info (PDF 250 KB)
  • Los Alamos Area Hiking Trails Map (PDF 217 KB)
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  • The following brochures brought to you by the Los Alamos County parks, Recreation and Open Spaces department:

  • Mitchell Trailhead Brochure (PDF 649 KB)
    (Mitchell Loop, Natural Arch Trail, Guaje Ridge / Perimeter Loop)
  • Quemazon Trailhead Brochure (PDF 5.8 MB)
    (Quemazon Nature Trail, Cave of the Winds, Quemazon/Pipeline Loop)
  • West Jemez Trailhead Brochure (PDF 6.1 MB)
    (Water Canyon Trail, Nail Trail / Pajarito Canyon , Cano de Valle Trail)
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