Hiking New Mexico: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures (4th Edition)
by Laurence Parent Author
New Mexico is famous for its high mountains, Indian ruins, sand dunes, and stark deserts. This guide offers the best hikes in the state with everything from lush alpine lakes in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to rugged wilderness canyons in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Featuring detailed descriptions, maps, and color photos of the most scenic hikes from all parts of the state for everything from short, easy dayhikes to multi-day backpacks. Explore popular locations like the La Luz Trail above Albuquerque to little-known hikes in the San Mateo and Peloncillo Mountains with mile-by-mile directional cues, detailed directions to the trailheads, and information on distance and difficulty for each trail. This guide leads you through New Mexico’s mountains, deserts, caves, and canyons; climb Wheeler Peak, the state’s highest, and enjoys views deep into Colorado, go underground in the lava tubes of El Malpais National Monument, or hike for days through the lush woodland of the Gila Wilderness in complete solitude. Hikes are suited to every ability with full-color maps and photos throughout, GPS coordinates, directions to the trailhead, difficulty ratings, and best seasons to hike.
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