Fall hiking at Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon is the site of a spectacular grouping of ancient stone ruins in northwestern New Mexico. The canyon is bordered by rocky sandstone...

Hiking: Dogs on the trails

Watching your dog run happily through the woods can be one of life's great pleasures. However, your freedom and that of your dog has to...

Hiking Williams Lake

I am always torn whenever someone recommends the Williams Lake Trail: I like to get "off the beaten path" and this trail is one...

Middle Fork #24 + Sugar Nymphs = perfect day

It was the day after my birthday (in June) and I had a plan: I wanted to introduce my niece Helena and sister Mary...

Spring hiking in Taos: Cascabel Trail

The sounds of the river below seem to rise up and join the wind as it blows across the mesa on the east rim...

Rio Grande Trail: Putting a 500-mile path on the ground

At the beginning of the month, two members of the Southern New Mexico Trail Alliance headed south from the Colorado-New Mexico state line. They were...

Winter hiking goes down long country roads

Raton is a hiker’s paradise—not just because of the pristine high-mountain beauty of nearby Sugarite Canyon State Park, but because Climax Canyon Nature Trail offers secluded two- and three-mile mountain loops right within the western city limits, built and maintained by the City of Raton Department of Parks & Recreation.

Hike your way to physical and mental health

Both newcomers and those who grew up in the area value the incredible natural beauty that surrounds Taos. There are recreational opportunities near the Río...

Hiking Columbine Canyon

The great thing about Columbine is, this is a hike in which one can turn around at any time — the hike is that pleasurable from beginning to end.

Winter hiking: Pescado Trail

Now is the time for hiking in solitude and snowy silence at Wild Rivers, just north of Taos. One of the less-traveled paths is the Pescado...