The Beautiful Trail In New Mexico That Will Have You Feeling Miles Away From It All

Hiking in the Land of Enchantment is always breathtakingly beautiful, but it can be hard to make the plans to travel to the most scenic mountains in the state. This simple trail in the Cibola National Forest is full of outstanding views while still feeling close to home. Just minutes from Albuquerque outside of Tijeras, you can take this hike that has multiple length options. Whether you’re in for a day of hiking, or just want to take a quick trek, this trail is as versatile and gorgeous as they come. Let’s lace up our boots and get ready to hit the trails just out of our backyard, while still feeling like we’ve transported somewhere far, far away.

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Have you ever taken this awesome hike in the Cibola National Forest? Was it full of beautiful views? We’d love to hear all about your hiking experiences in the comments, and don’t forget to then go share photos from your hiking adventures with us in our New Mexico Nature Lovers Facebook group, or tag us on Instagram by tagging #onlyinnewmexico for a chance to be featured.

For another great trail near Tijeras, take this short and sweet hike to an underrated waterfall for the ultimate getaway.