Diverse, unexpectedly beautiful, and positively teeming with history, culture, and natural wonders, New Mexico is an absolute gem in the West. But while hoofing it up the steep crests of the Sandi Mountains or the Continental Divide makes for a memorable bucket list adventure, if you have little ones in tow or are looking for a quick outdoor adventure that captures the magic of the Land of Enchantment, these family-friendly hikes in New Mexico are for you! These five easy trails across the state are loaded with fascinating sights for both kids and adults, but without the grueling climb.

Hiking is one of NM’s favorite pastimes. Fortunately, there is no shortage of paths to explore and places to see! Use these easy family hikes in New Mexico as a starting point to discovering the magic of the Land of Enchantment and let us know what you think.

Editor’s Note: Before planning your adventure, be sure to check current trail conditions for fire, seasonal, and maintenance closures. Some of these trails may be currently closed for the season, but alternate routes may be available. The forest service website is regularly updated with this information. Happy trails!

Looking for more epic things to see and do in New Mexico? Check out some of our bucket list waterfall hikes – and be prepared for a challenge!

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