The 7 Scariest Hikes In New Mexico Are Not For The Faint Of Heart

Are you looking for a physical and mental challenge? Have you ever searched for “challenging hiking trails near me?” Or perhaps you’re kicking back on the couch and are curious about what adventures your fellow New Mexicans might be taking. Either way, you’ll want to check out the scariest hikes in the Land of Enchantment. From drop-offs to ladders, you won’t get bored traversing these 7 trails. Not only are they challenging, but they are some of the best hikes in New Mexico.

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Perhaps these hikes seem too daunting. Fair enough. Here are some much shorter, easier trails for you to try!

Address: Wild Rivers Visitors Center, 1120 NM-378, Questa, NM 87556, USA
Address: El Malpais National Monument Visitor Center, 1900 E Santa Fe Ave, Grants, NM 87020, USA
Address: El Malpais National Monument Visitor Center, 1900 E Santa Fe Ave, Grants, NM 87020, USA
Address: Organ Needle, New Mexico 88011, USA
Address: Bandelier National Monument, 15 Entrance Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
Address: Hermit Peak, New Mexico 87701, USA
Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Carlsbad, NM 88220, USA
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April 05, 2022

What are some kid-friendly hikes around New Mexico?

Wow, the hikes above are truly for experienced and thrill seeking hikers! But for hikers with kids, don’t worry, there are some truly awesome hikes in New Mexico that are family friendly. If your family enjoys spying petroglyphs and rocky landscapes, you will want to check out the Boca Negra Upper Canyon at Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque. This short trail is just one quarter of a mile, has a great viewing area, and even has a picnic area. At just .4 miles, La Pasada Encantada Trail in Lincoln National Forest is a short interpretive trail through a forested landscape. These two hikes are great for families, but check out these other kid-friendly hikes around New Mexico to add to your list.

Address: Wild Rivers Visitors Center, 1120 NM-378, Questa, NM 87556, USA
Address: El Malpais National Monument Visitor Center, 1900 E Santa Fe Ave, Grants, NM 87020, USA
Address: El Malpais National Monument Visitor Center, 1900 E Santa Fe Ave, Grants, NM 87020, USA
Address: Organ Needle, New Mexico 88011, USA
Address: Bandelier National Monument, 15 Entrance Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
Address: Hermit Peak, New Mexico 87701, USA
Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Carlsbad, NM 88220, USA