Canyon Rim Trail

#33 of 68 trails in Santa Fe National Forest
Canyon Rim Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Los Alamos, NM that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.7 miles 104 feet Out & Back
dogs on leash wheelchair friendly kid friendly birding hiking nature trips walking views wild flowers
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Flat paved walking path for a nice walk. A bridge to stop and look into the canyon less than a quarter mile in.

Andrea Peterson
11 months ago

42 Completed22 Reviews

Pleasant for what it is; this paved trail is easy and accessible for all types. Not strenuous in the slightest. It's a pretty decent running trail in addition to having great views into the canyons surrounding Los Alamos. Very little shade covering the trail. I recommend it around sunset, as it is relatively safe to walk there during the hours when it is getting darker, and it isn't as hot. Despite a lack of deciduous trees, this trail lights up with many oranges and reds in the fall.

Carolyn Newhouse
1 year ago

8 Completed3 Reviews

Nice paved trail along rim. No elevation change, but a good walk. Nice 360 degree views. Wheelchair, dog friendly. Little shade so would recommend early am or sundown walk in a warm day. Enjoy!