Gallegos Peak Trail 182

Area Status: Closed

Trail is currently open for Hiking, Horseback Riding, and Mountain Biking.


The trailhead is located on State Highway 518 just south of U.S. Hill on the left (east) side of the highway coming from Taos. Parking is available on the east side. With gentle to moderate slopes, the trail is signed at the entrance. Take Forest Road 442 all the way to Gallegos Peak - approximately 6 miles.

Attractions and Considerations:
There are beautiful views of the Wheeler Peak country along the way. At an elevation of more than 10,500 feet, Gallegos Peak also provides a spectacular view of Jicarita Peak and the Pecos Wilderness.

At a Glance

Information Center: For more information contact:  Camino Real Ranger District, P.O. Box 68, 15160 SR 75, Penasco, NM  87553.  (575) 587-2255.


Mountain Biking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

OHV Trail Riding

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
3 miles