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Mount Taylor

201 E Roosevelt Ave, Mount Taylor Ranger District, Grants, NM 87020-2109
+1 505-287-8833
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Late March trek with kids

Climbed this March 25th with wife, twin 10yr old boys, and brother.. Take the Lobo Canyon Road... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Phatbenny
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Columbus, Ohio
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Beautiful & Serene

Mount Taylor is a very good hiking destination. Lots of trails and rewarding vistas. It's possible... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
rdsaundrs
,
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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At an elevation of 11,300 feet, this towering mountain is comprised of thick lava flows and extrusive domes due to volcanic eruptions millions of years ago.
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“turn right” (2 reviews)
“canyon road” (2 reviews)
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201 E Roosevelt Ave, Mount Taylor Ranger District, Grants, NM 87020-2109
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Climbed this March 25th with wife, twin 10yr old boys, and brother.. Take the Lobo Canyon Road (547) for 13 miles. Then turn right onto Forest Road 193. FR 193 is in rough shape. We were in a rented minivan. We had to take it...More

1  Thank Phatbenny
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Mount Taylor is a very good hiking destination. Lots of trails and rewarding vistas. It's possible to hike to the top fairly easily. I really enjoyed Horace Mesa for the views.

Thank rdsaundrs
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Beautiful scenery in all seasons! Go all the way to the lookout and it's breathtaking! Go in the fall to see the Aspens turning gold!

Thank sola822
Reviewed 18 October 2015

I did this hike last week with a hiking group. Hike is usually done in the spring or fall to avoid summer heat and the threat of summer thunderstorms. The second half of the ascent is above the treeline with majestic views - but no...More

5  Thank 505badgolfer
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Ran a 50k race at Mt. Taylor end of September. Hard to keep eyes on the trail! Vistas from the mountain were breathtaking. CDT was in very good condition and fun to run/hike. Lots of really nice dispersed camping spots. Roads were a bit washboard,...More

1  Thank trailrunner87511
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Mount Taylor is a sacred mountain for the Navajo and several pueblo tribes of New Mexico. It is located north of Grants, NM, which is 82 miles west of Albuquerque on I-40. Finding the trail is perhaps more difficult than the hike itself. One takes...More

3  Thank Biotourist
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Amazing experience! Lots of history to view and experience. Much of it is related to the nearby Acoma tribe.

1  Thank BornActor
Reviewed 3 December 2014

We made a trip to view the fall leaves it was beautiful! Good roads and friendly people very good experience

Thank Craig V
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Mt. Taylor has a high elevation. Even Grants (below) is at about 7,000 ft. above sea level. There are campsites and trails and it is blissfully quiet at the top of the mountain. There is also a running race from Grants to the top of...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is a great area, beautiful views and forests. lovely picnic and camping areas. We hope to return!

Thank Dulce_NMTurtle
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