Hart Canyon Trail #293

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

North on U. S. Highway 84 from Espanola approximately 52 miles.  South from Chama 44 miles. Turn west on Forest Road 145. A trail marker sign will direct you to the Hart Trail several miles west. The first 3 miles of the road passes through private property, please stay on the main road and drive slow. Gate on private property may be closed.  Please close gate as you drive through. Follow signs.

Attractions and Considerations:
Hart Trail is located in Ponderosa, Pinon-Pine, and Juniper types. This is very scenic trail that heads down into the Chama River Canyon Wilderness from the canyon rim. Hart Trail is great for hiking and fishing at the Chama River, horseback riding, camping and picnicking. The vistas offer treat opportunities for photo shots! The trail begins at the edge of the canyon and descends 400’ within ½ mile after several switch-backs.

Recommended Season:
The trail is accessible only during May through October, depending on snow and mud.   Travel is not recommended during monsoon rains (typically June-August) due to poor road conditions.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Hart Trail has not been maintained in several years.  Trail may be hard to follow at the bottom of the canyon.

Map of Hart Canyon Trail #293

At a Glance

Open Season: May
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles or equipment allowed on trail or wilderness area.
Water: Bring plenty of water with you
Information Center: For more information contact:  Carson National Forest



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  Area/Length : 
2.1 miles

  Elevation : 
6,530 feet - 7,650 feet