Running Trails in New Mexico

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  • Amole del Norte Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Amole del Norte Trail provides a convenient north-south route through southwestern Albuquerque neighborhoods.
  • Bear Canyon Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bear Canyon Trail is an east-west route through northern Albuquerque stretching from the Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course to Juan Tabo Boulevard. To either side, the trail offers neighborhood views; straight ahead, trail-goers will face the scenic ...
  • Embudo Recreation Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Embudo Recreation Trail provides a short route to the beautiful Sandia Mountains through eastern Albuquerque neighborhoods from Morris Street to Tramway Boulevard.
  • Gibson Boulevard Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Gibson Boulevard Trail follows its namesake thoroughfare across southeastern Albuquerque, passing the city's airport and ending just past Morris Field. The trail offers a mix of urban views and open vistas.
  • Grand View Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Grand View Trail is an easy trail constructed along portions of the abandoned Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railroad grade. It winds through pinon and juniper and offers a breathtaking vista of desert, mountains and sky. Trail markers ...
  • I-40 Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 8.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Paralleling its namesake thoroughfare, the I-40 Trail stretches across Albuquerque from Unser Boulevard to Tramway Boulevard. Although major gaps in the trail currently exist, it's an important east-west route through the city. Along the ...
  • Mariposa Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Mariposa Trail begins on the doorstep of Petroglyph National Monument, an important natural resource and archeological site, and travels north through the Taylor Ranch neighborhood to Mariposa Basin Park.
  • McMahon Boulevard Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 3.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The McMahon Boulevard Trail begins in the northwestern corner of Albuquerque, on the edge of the vast mesa that borders the city. It stretches nearly four miles through residential and commercial developments from Universe Boulevard to Cottonwood ...
  • North Diversion Channel Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    The North Diversion Channel Trail is an important commuter route, traveling north from the University of New Mexico campus to Balloon Fiesta Park, an area used year-round for ballooning, sports, concerts and other recreational activities. The ...
  • Paseo de las Montanas Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Paseo de las Montanas Trail runs through Albuquerque's upscale Northeast Heights neighborhood toward the city's most dramatic physical feature: the Sandia Mountains. The route begins near Winrock Shopping Center, the city's first covered ...
  • Paseo del Bosque Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 16 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    While not a rails to trails project this has got to be one of the most wonderful urban trails in America. Originally set aside as part of open land initiative it is certainly one of the best features of living in Albuquerque. The ride goes along ...
  • Paseo del Nordeste Recreation Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Paseo del Nordeste Recreation Trail traverses the city's northeastern neighborhoods along the Hahn Arroyo. It begins at a junction with the North Diversion Channel Trail and travels east towards the mountains. Mid-trail, the path runs through ...
  • Paseo del Norte Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 8.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Following its namesake thoroughfare along the northern edge of Albuquerque, the Paseo del Norte Trail traverses both rural and urban landscapes. It offers views of two important natural landmarks in the area, the Rio Grande, which it crosses ...
  • Rio Grande River Trail

    State: NM, TX
    Length: 11.9 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Dirt

    A 10.5-mile stretch of the Rio Grande River Trail begins near the Texas/New Mexico border and continues south, connecting the Texas communities of Anthony, Vinton, Canutillo, and El Paso. Along the way, you'll enjoy wide open desert vistas and ...
  • Riverside Trail (NM)

    State: NM
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    At just over a mile, the Riverside Trail provides a short, easy route through northwestern Albuquerque with open vistas and neighborhood views. The trail begins at Mariposa Basin Park, a popular destination for families with its playgrounds, ...
  • Salado Canyon Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Salado Canyon Trail is a moderate trail constructed along portions of the abandoned Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railroad grade. Volunteers have restored a train trestle of approximately 110 feet that spans a creek, allowing a unique ...
  • Santa Fe Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 17 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The 17-mile Santa Fe Rail Trail follows the old Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line, beginning in the Railyard park in town and continuing along the tracks to Highway 285 through El Dorado to Lamy, incorporating urban, suburban and rural ...
  • Spur Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Spur Trail runs through desert scrub south of Santa Fe, following a dusty route during the dry season. The trail is popular with hikers, mountain bikers and runners. Rattlesnakes do live in the area, so use caution. On the east end of the ...
  • Switchback Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 4.3 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Switcback Trail is a moderate loop trail constructed along portions of the abandoned Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railroad grade. It offers good views, scattered wooded areas and meadows with wildflowers in season. The lower end of ...
  • Tramway Recreation Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 8.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Tramway Recreation Trail follows Tramway Boulevard, a major north-south route on the eastern edge of Albuquerque. The path runs along the foothills that skirt the city, offering spectacular, up-close views of the Sandia Mountains and the ...
  • Trestle Recreation Area Trail System (Cloud Climbing/Trestle Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Trestle Trail (1.3 miles) is a moderate trail along portions of the abandoned Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railroad grade. It offers fabulous views of the canyons, foothills, Tularosa Basin, including White Sands and the San Andres ...
  • Unser Boulevard Trail

    State: NM
    Length: 8.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

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