Martinez Canyon Trail #49

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

North on Highway 84 from Espanola, 45 miles. South on Highway 84 from Taos, 86 miles. South from Chama 39 miles. Trail is on the east side of the highway. The trail marker is about ½ mile north of the Salazar Trail (see access to Salazar Trail) marker which is located on the west side of the highway. There is a cleared area off the road to park vehicles. Lock up valuables in vehicles. Keep out of sight.

Attractions and Considerations:
A nice long walking trail. At the beginning of the trail you will have to cross Canjilon Creek. The creek runs rapid during the runoff season of late April to the end of May. The trail ascends to the top of the canyon. Vegetation includes Pinon-Pine, sagebrush, cactus, and Juniper. At the top of the canyon you will find Ponderosa Pine and mixed conifer.

Recommended Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall

Map of Martinez Canyon Trail #49

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Canjilon, NM
Information Center: For more information contact:  Canjilon Ranger District.



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  Area/Length : 
9.1 miles

  Elevation : 
6,900 feet - 8,030 feet