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Rim Vista Trail

Contact Info
Canjilon, NM 87515

Phone:
575-684-2489
Basics
Length:
5 miles
Difficulty:
Easy,
Intermediate
Time:
1 - 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
6600 feet
Season:
Spring to Fall

Description

It's worth the climb! The Rim Vista Trail boasts some of the best views in the Abiquiu area. From the top of the mesa you can look down into the Chama River Canyon Wilderness area. There is a moderately steep climb of about 300' from the base of the mesa to the top. Ponderosa Pine and Pinyon-Pine types are dominant at the top of the mesa. Rim Vista trail meets up with the Salazar Trail at the top and is marked with rock cairns.

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:
5 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Intermediate
Time:
1 - 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
6600
Season:
Spring to Fall

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

North on Highway 84 - from Espanola 46 miles; South on Highway 84 - from Taos 94 miles; from Chama 44 miles. Turn west on Forest Road 151 and continue on for about 1 mile. There will be a marker directing you to the trail. You can drive in a short distance to park your vehicle.


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