The Best Backpacking in Los Alamos

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Top backpacking spots in and near Los Alamos

  • Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Quemazon, Pipeline Road and Mitchell Trail Loop

    11.87 mi / 2713 ft gain
    Quemazon, Pipeline Road and Mitchell Trail Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Los Alamos, New Mexico.
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  • Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Cañon de Valle Trail

    11.21 mi / 2802 ft gain
    Cañon de Valle Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Los Alamos, New Mexico.
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  • Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Ponderosa to Frijoles Canyon

    4.26 mi / 725 ft gain
    Ponderosa to Frijoles Canyon is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Los Alamos, New Mexico.
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  • Jemez Springs, New Mexico

    East Fork Trailhead to Battleship Rock Trailhead via East Fork Trail

    5.21 mi / 492 ft gain
    East Fork Trailhead to Battleship Rock Trailhead via East Fork Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Jemez Springs, New Mexico.
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  • Jemez Springs, New Mexico

    Jemez Falls to McCauley Hot Springs

    3.17 mi / 738 ft gain
    Jemez Falls to McCauley Hot Springs is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a hot spring located near Jemez Springs, New Mexico.
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  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Raven's Ridge - Windsor Loop

    10.76 mi / 2828 ft gain
    Raven's Ridge - Windsor Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Lake Katherine via Winsor Trail

    13.45 mi / 2864 ft gain
    Lake Katherine via Winsor Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Tererro, New Mexico.
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  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Anatoli Route

    16.37 mi / 4856 ft gain
    Anatoli Route is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Backpack to Lake Katherine in the Pecos Wilderness

    5.0
    16 mi / 1450 ft gain
    Accessible June through October, snow lingers on the trail late into the summer. This is a very popular, well-marked route so if it's solitude you're seeking, you'll probably be disappointed. At least on the weekend.The trailhead is at the parking lot for Ski Santa Fe. You'll climb from 10,250 to...
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  • Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

    San Pedro Peaks Loop

    10.84 mi / 1696 ft gain
    San Pedro Peaks Loop is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Coyote, New Mexico.
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  • Cuba, New Mexico

    Clear Creek Loop

    11.71 mi / 1358 ft gain
    Clear Creek Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Gallina, New Mexico.
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  • Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

    Backpack the Vacas Trail Loop

    4.0
    15 mi / 1000 ft gain
    You start at the hiking at base of the the San Pedro Wilderness at the San Gregorio Lake Trailhead! This particular hike is called the Vacas Trail loop.For directions: Take US 550 to Cuba (north west of Albuquerque), turn east on NM 126 and go for about 9 miles. Just past the community of Deer La...
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  • Tererro, New Mexico

    Katherine Lake

    10.58 mi / 3625 ft gain
    Katherine Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Tererro, New Mexico.
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  • Tererro, New Mexico

    Spirit Lake, Katherine Lake, Stewart Lake, and Lake Johnson Loop

    22.38 mi / 5223 ft gain
    Spirit Lake, Katherine Lake, Stewart Lake, and Lake Johnson Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Tererro, New Mexico.
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  • Tererro, New Mexico

    Spirit Lake and Stewart Lake Loop

    13.56 mi / 3097 ft gain
    Spirit Lake and Stewart Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Tererro, New Mexico.
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  • Tererro, New Mexico

    Truchas Peak Loop

    28.86 mi / 6660 ft gain
    Truchas Peak Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Tererro, New Mexico.
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