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Canjilon Lakes/Trout Lakes Trails

Contact Info
Canjilon, NM 87515

Phone:
575-684-2489
Basics
Length:
9 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate,
Difficult
Time:
5 - 6 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9900 feet
Elevation Range:
9900 feet to 10802 feet
Elevation Change:
902 feet
Season:
Spring to Fall

Description

This is definitely high country hiking! Many scenic vistas and streams along the trail. From the onset at the Canjilon Lakes Campground, the trail climbs up Canjilon Mountain where you will encounter high hills as well as some flat walking along hills and canyons. At the Cabin Lookout you can either continue on the trail south back towards the Canjilon Lakes or continue to the north to Trout Lakes. Both lake areas offer camping and good fishing opportunities. Vegetation includes mixed conifers and aspen.

No motorized vehicles allowed on trails. Some forest roads are four-wheel drive only.

No motorized vehicles allowed on trails. Some forest roads are four-wheel drive only.

Please adhere to the "Leave No Trace" policy.

Residents in the Canjilon Mountain area include elk, deer, mountain lion, bear, beaver, porcupine, squirrels, grouse, turkey, hawks, kingfishers, and much more.

Tour Companies

  • Santa Fe Area
  • Snowshoeing, Hiking
  • 505-660-0394

Outspire Hiking and Snowshoeing From alpine to desert, Outspire guides enrich your experience by giving context to your hike. So that your destination is not only what you see, but a sense of where the area fits in New Mexico's history, geology and natural world. Our hiking guides are experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated to share the joy of being outside! Day hikes and winter snowshoe outings are planned to suit your interests and fitness.

Details

Length:
9 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Difficult
Time:
5 - 6 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9900
Elevation Range:
9900 feet to 10802
Elevation Change:
902
Season:
Spring to Fall

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

To Canjilon Lakes Campgrounds: North on Highway 84 - from Espanola 60 miles; from Abiquiu 30 miles. Turn east on State Road 115 to the town of Canjilon. Turn left on Country Road 280 which meets up with Forest Road 559 for about 7 miles to Forest Road 129 to the Canjilon Lakes Campgrounds. Trail heads at the Lower Lakes Campground and Upper Lakes picnic area.

To Trout Lakes: Off Highway 84 and about 2 miles north of State Road 115, turn east on Forest Road 125. Continue on for about 8 miles to Trout Lakes.


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