Hiking New Mexico

A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures

Book Description

New Mexico is famous for its high mountains, Indian ruins, sand dunes, and stark deserts. Hikes in the state offer everything from lush alpine lakes in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to rugged wilderness canyons in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. This revised edition of Hiking New Mexico gives you the information you need to plan your customized trip to the Land of Enchantment with more than 90 of the state’s best hikes, mile-by-mile directional cues and 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, and hike for days through the lush woodland of the Gila Wilderness in complete solitude.

Look inside to find:

  • Hikes suited to every ability
  • Full-color maps and photos throughout
  • GPS coordinates
  • Directions to the trailhead
  • Difficulty ratings, best seasons to hike, and much more

About Parent, Laurence

Laurence Parent writes and photographs for many magazines, including New Mexico Magazine, Backpacker, Texas Monthly, and Arizona Highways. He has written and/or photographed 45 books, including Hiking Texas, Hiking Big Bend National Park, and many others for FalconGuides. He lives in Prescott, AZ.