Hiking The Amole Trail System

The 34th most popular hiking trail in New Mexico.

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The Amole Trail System is a 10+ mile network of trails that are ideal for hiking.

The trailhead is located at the junction of SR518 and Amole Canyon Road. Forest Road 703.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Taos, follow State Highway 518 approximately 15 miles south of the junction of State Highway 68 and 518, approximately 2 miles past the U.S. Hill Vista (on the left). Parking is available on the left side (east) of the highway (Forest Road 703 entrance).

From the Camino Real Ranger Station take State Highway 75 north through Vadito for 5 miles to the junction of Sate Highway 518 and proceed 1.5 miles to the Amole Canyon Road, Forest Road 703. Parking lot on the right side of the highway.

Overall, Amole Trail System is the 34th most popular hiking trail of all 39 hikes in New Mexico. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Amole Trail System including Agua Piedra Trail, Alamitos Trail, Devisadero Loop Trail, Maquinita Canyon and Cordova Trail.

Amole Trail System Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  CNF (505) 587-2255; Taos Visitors (800) 758-3873; NM Tourism (800) SEENEWM.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking New Mexico" from Laurence Parent

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/carson/

GPS:  36.19209, -105.61292

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  7/15/2016

ID:  17477

Amole Trail System Hiking Map


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