This trail along NM 4 northwest of Albuquerque is one of the most beautiful, interesting areas of the state and seems to be relatively unknown. We have been on it many times and recently took a ride from San Yisidro, an old Spanish village, north about 30 miles. You can do the trail in a loop or go from one point to another--we could have continued to Los Alamos or Bandelier National Monument if we continuted heading northeast.
There are many trails to hike, waterfalls to see, natural formations (Battleship Rock, etc.), Native American pueblos and art work (Jemez Pueblo has a nice visitor's center, museum and gift shop), beautiful scenery in the valley and canyons, ruins of a 1600s pueblo at Jemez State Monument, beautiful red rocks, hot springs to soak in and some places with good food (Los Ojos in a great place in Jemez Springs).
This is a great day trip is a beautiful, peaceful area of New Mexico.
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