The One Incredible Trail That Spans The Entire State Of New Mexico
New Mexico is filled with some incredible natural beauty and we think the best way to truly experience all the state has to offer is by hiking! You’ll find plenty of trails throughout the state, whether you’re looking for a hike that is long, short, a real workout, or something easy enough for the whole family to enjoy. Either way, you’ll encounter some beautiful views along the way.
However, if you’re up for a real challenge, then you may want to take note of one New Mexico hiking trail that spans the entire state.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
You can learn more about hiking the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail—all 3,100 miles or just New Mexico’s 775 miles—by visiting their website, continentaldividetrail.org. On the website, you’ll find a series of maps, notices about any trail closures and conditions, and much more.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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