It’s Time to Take a Hike in Albuquerque, New Mexico!
The best way to experience Albuquerque is by hiking it! Get outdoors with local authors and hiking experts David Ryan and Stephen Ausherman as they help you find and enjoy the top hikes within 60 miles of the Duke City. A perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems, the selected trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, ancient ruins, and petroglyphs that renew your spirit and recharge your body.
Experience the black-lava badlands in El Malpais National Monument. Enjoy cool aspen woodlands in Santa Fe National Forest. Explore new trails in the Galisteo Basin and the Valles Caldera. Immerse yourself in history with nostalgic walks along the Rio Grande, not to mention ancient pueblos, old mining camps, slot canyons, and more. With Albuquerque residents David Ryan and Stephen Ausherman as your guides, you’ll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 of the city’s best hikes!
Each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more, so you can quickly and easily learn about each trail. Detailed directions, GPS-based trail maps, and elevation profiles help to ensure that you know where you are and where you’re going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing. Plus, the local authors’ recommended hikes by category help you find the perfect trails for every occasion. Whether you’re a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from Albuquerque and the surrounding communities.