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Tent Rocks Slot Canyon Trail

Cochiti Pueblo, NM

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Tent Rocks Canyon trail is 3 miles out and back hiking trail through a slot canyon with hoodos and striated rock formations. It is a religious site of the Cochiti Pueblo.

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Alkali Flat Trail
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19 Completed 18 Reviews

Great workout on this short trail if you follow the staked dunes. My sister and I hiked early in the morning and it was already warming considerably. I stayed up on the dunes where the sand was loose and my sister stayed in the bottoms where the sand was more firm. Some of the trail markers were missing and it was "interesting" locating your way along the trail. It was such a nice easy trail it would be fun to take the kids along. It's also a great trail to pull off your shoes to finish the last half mile with your toes in the cool sand.

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Baylor Pass
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19 Completed 18 Reviews

We arrived in Las Cruces after a torrential rain storm but decided the trail would be fine the next morning. It could not have been any more perfect! So many springs were running, the air was fresh, the temperature stayed very pleasant. We did the Pass trail (6 miles) from the campground on the White Sands side, up and over to the Las Cruces side. There is never any serious altitude gain making for a easy hike. We stopped many times for photos and took our time at water crossings. The trail was a bit overgrown but beautiful and green. Lizards were plentiful and only saw one snake. Can't wait to get back to hike it again!

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Tent Rocks Slot Canyon Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

This was a fantastic hike that I did with 4 girls from ages 11 to 15 - I would consider it a moderate hike only due to the elevation climb, but for those not in top shape, just go slow. Bring water it does get hot, but the views from the top are spectacular - this is a must do if you are in the Santa Fe area - Definitely worth the drive and a hike I will for sure do again! After you are done with the hike, take the car along the rest of the trail to the veteran's monument (3.5 miles on dirt road) to get some additional fantastic views.

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Cloud Climbing Rail Trail
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19 Completed 18 Reviews

We hiked this trail just as a reminder of days gone by. We grew up in the area and we always hiked and played and went inner tubing in these beautiful mountains. The trail was great. Super easy! Don't forget the Bridal Veil Falls Trail. It has some elevation change but nothing to worry about. It has some history to investigate.

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Tent Rocks Slot Canyon Trail
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19 Completed 18 Reviews

This little gem has been overlooked by soooo many. It's a great easy hike to the top even for the "not so physically fit". I've lived in this state most of my life, and had never heard of this trail. The hoodoos are plenty and the views spectacular! Can't wait to go back and take the grandkids!

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DSNA - Dripping Springs Trail.
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19 Completed 18 Reviews

Great easy hike! This was the first hike I took with my grandbaby. She was 6 weeks old and the weather was perfect. There is alot of sun so be sure to slather on some sunscreen. Take a picnic lunch for the end of the trail and enjoy the sound of the Dripping Spring. When you get home, google some of the places along the trail to learn about the history of the buildings. You'll be glad you did.

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Wheeler Peak - New Mexico Highpoint
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19 Completed 18 Reviews

I hiked this trail 3 years ago shortly after it was completed (re-completed). I started with my sister from the ski area then I went on solo from Williams Lake. The wind near the top was brisk and snow was whipping in my face but I enjoyed every step. The trail is easy to follow even across the slide areas as long as you pay attention to what is ahead. At the top when they say stay to the right, do that. It looks like Mt. Walter is the higher and if there is snow, it seems taller. STAY RIGHT! When I got to the peak, the box with the log in it was frozen shut so I didn't get to sign in. I did get a selfie but maybe I need to go back so I can put my name on the register!

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Tsankawi Ruin
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Fantastic hike for all ages - There are a few narrow spots where you are walking between rocks, but other than that easy hike. Kids had a blast being able to be up close with everything and the petroglyphs were fantastic. Parking is right at trail head sign on the left side of the road right before you get to traffic light.

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Wheeler Peak - New Mexico Highpoint
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

Absolutely gorgeous.. above tree line!!

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DSNA - Organ Needles Trail.
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiked to the summit with 7 others from a Meetup.com group. Round trip took about 10.5 hours to complete. The scramble near the summit is not as difficult as I imagined. Now that I know what to expect I will do this hike again.

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