Hike To A Remote Forest Gorge On The Deer Creek Canyon Trail, A Secluded New Mexico Adventure

The weather has been feeling quite mild recently and for many New Mexicans, that means now is the perfect reason to get out of the house for a hike. The sun is shining, the weather feels pleasantly warm, and the air smells fresh with pine trees.

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From the highway, turn onto exit 297 and make a u-turn to drive westbound for 1.5 miles. A small dirt parking area sits just off the highway. The trailhead starts on the east side of the parking area just beyond a wooden sign.

Location: Google Maps
Trail Details: AllTrails (as Grasshopper Canyon)

If you can’t get enough of hiking through New Mexico’s forests, you’ll want to hike through Paliza Canyon in the Jemez Mountains. Read more in Paliza Canyon Is An Otherworldly Destination Hidden In New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains.

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