The Challenging Hike In New Mexico That Has The Most Amazing Payoff

While hiking in the Land of Enchantment is plentiful, the best views are always at the end of the hardest hikes. This particular hike in the Cibola National Forest will take some effort, though anyone who is moderately skilled should be able to take on the challenge. Lace up your boots, pack some water, and get ready to take on a challenging hike that has the most incredible payoff at the end. Once you finish this hike, you’ll have lost your breath from the views alone.

Have you ever taken on Cienega Trail #148? What was it like at the end? Tell us all about your experience in the comments!

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If you’re looking for hikes with views that aren’t quite as challenging, here are nine laid back hikes in the Land of Enchantment with amazing views.