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Martinez Canyon Trail

Contact Info
Canjilon, NM 87515

Phone:
575-684-2489
Basics
Length:
8 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
4 - 5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
7100 feet
Elevation Range:
7100 feet to 8057 feet
Elevation Change:
957 feet
Season:
Spring to Fall

Description

A nice long walking trail. At the beginning of the trail you will have to cross Canjilon Creek. The creek runs rapid during the run-off season of late April to the end of May. The trail starts out level then gradually ascends to the top of the canyon. Vegetation includes pinyon-pine, sagebrush, cactus, and juniper. At the top of the canyon you will find ponderosa pine and mixed conifers.

No motorized vehicles or equipment allowed on trail or wilderness area.

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:
8 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
4 - 5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
7100
Elevation Range:
7100 feet to 8057
Elevation Change:
957
Season:
Spring to Fall

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

North on Highway 84 - from Espanola 51 miles; South on Highway 84 - from Taos 89 miles; from Chama 39 miles. Trail is on the east side of the highway. There is a cleared area off the road to park vehicles. Lock up valuables in vehicle out of sight.


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