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The Best Snowshoeing in New Mexico

Looking for the best snowshoeing in New Mexico? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around New Mexico. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top snowshoeing spots in and near New Mexico

  • Questa, New Mexico

    Camp at Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

    4.3
    2.4 mi / 800 ft gain
    Created in 2013 from partly existing public lands, The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument encompasses a large amount of land along the Rio Grande River from the Colorado border to south of Taos. Far from any major city, you'll likely enjoy trails to yourself in the morning and few other visit...
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  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Hike or Bike Aspen Vista

    3.5
    12.1 mi / 2100 ft gain
    Aspen Vista Road (Forest Road 150) starts at an elevation of 10,000 feet and climbs up through a large stand of beautiful aspen and pine trees to the summit of Tesuque Peak at an elevation of 12,045 feet (note the Aspen grove is one large living being as all the roots are interconnected). These ...
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  • Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

    Climb Mount Wheeler

    4.7
    6.2 mi / 3083 ft gain
    Mount Wheeler is the highest peak in New Mexico at 13,161 feet and is considered the 8th highest state peak. The hike begins just over 10,000 feet near the Bavarian Restaurant. Drive past the Taos Ski Resort and follow the signs for the restaurant until the road ends. The 6.2 mile trek begins a...
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  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Hike the Winsor Trail

    3.0
    10.9 mi / 160 ft gain
    Follow Hyde Park Rd all the way to its end. At the end of this road you can find space for parking and the Winsor Trailhead. The trail is 10.9 miles long with some switchbacks and mild elevation gain. Dog-friendly and open year round--though you'll likely want snowshoes in the winter. 
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  • U.S. Highway 64, New Mexico

    Hike Devisadero Peak

    5.8 mi / 1500 ft gain
    The Basics: 8,304 foot Devisadero Peak, which literally translates to "lookout," does not actually provide a great view from its treed summit. However, this lollipop loop hike has many vantage points over the Taos Valley as it snakes up and around this foothill mountain.  To get to the trailhead:...
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  • Red River, New Mexico

    Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe the Enchanted Forest Snowplay Area

    Just above the town of Red River up Bobcat Pass is the Enchanted Forest. As you approach the top of the pass you’ll see signs that point you toward the forest into what looks like a neighborhood. Trust the signs and make the turn. Follow the main road up through the neighborhood and take your sec...
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  • Santa Fe County, New Mexico

    Nambe Lake Trail

    6.27 mi / 1811 ft gain
    Nambe Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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  • Eagle Nest, New Mexico

    Lower Eagle Nest Lake Trail

    5.42 mi / 125 ft gain
    Lower Eagle Nest Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Angel Fire, New Mexico.
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  • Sandia Park, New Mexico

    South Crest Trail #130 and La Luz Trail #137 Loop

    3.08 mi / 620 ft gain
    South Crest Trail #130 and La Luz Trail #137 Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Bernalillo, New Mexico.
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  • Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Guaje Canyon Trail

    5.51 mi / 633 ft gain
    Guaje Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Los Alamos, New Mexico.
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  • Jemez Springs, New Mexico

    Cerro La Jara Loop Trail

    2.94 mi / 85 ft gain
    Cerro La Jara Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Jemez Springs, New Mexico.
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  • Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico

    Picuris Peak Trail #114

    7.45 mi / 1768 ft gain
    Picuris Peak Trail #114 is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.
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  • Red River, New Mexico

    Goose Creek Trail #65

    11.7 mi / 3136 ft gain
    Goose Creek Trail #65 is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Red River, New Mexico.
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  • Santa Fe County, New Mexico

    Tesuque Peak via Aspen Vista Trail FR 102

    11.63 mi / 2096 ft gain
    Tesuque Peak via Aspen Vista Trail FR 102 is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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  • Santa Fe County, New Mexico

    Winsor Trail to Big Tesuque Canyon

    8.62 mi / 226 ft gain
    Winsor Trail to Big Tesuque Canyon is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river 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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