David Ryan, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Albuquerque: Including Santa Fe, Mount Taylor, & San Lorenzo Canyon (Revised)

The best way to experience Albuquerque is by hiking it!

Get outdoors with local authors and hiking experts David Ryan and Stephen Ausherman with the new full-color edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque. These trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body. Each hike description features key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility, as well as information on the history and natural history of the area. Detailed trail maps and elevation profiles, along with clear directions to the trailheads and trailhead GPS data, help to ensure that you always know where you are and where you're going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing. 

Whether you're a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from Albuquerque and the surrounding communities.

David Ryan left his conventional job in the business world at the age of 49 to rearrange his life into a mixture of income-producing and personal activities. Since making that change, he has found time to walk the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail from end to end, walk the Camino de Santiago from France to Santiago de Compostela in the west of Spain, become involved in archaeology, earn a black belt in aikido, and pursue several other outdoor and walking activities. For the past 18 years he has explored the New Mexico backcountry, looking for previously unknown archaeology sites as a volunteer for the Bureau of Land Management. He is the author of Long Distance Hiking on the Appalachian Trail for the Older AdventurerThe Gentle Art of WanderingThe Bisbee Stairs, and a blog on walking and wandering at www.gentleartofwandering.com. Ryan lives in Albuquerque with his wife, Claudia, and his three dogs: Paddy, Petey, and Sparky.

Stephen Ausherman is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Art Therapy & Counseling at Southwestern College in Santa Fe. In pursuit of stories as a freelance journalist, Ausherman interviewed witchdoctors in the foothills of Kilimanjaro and crisscrossed Iraq in an Oldsmobile. He also taught English in Korea and China. He has been recognized in various communities for his work with children and adults with developmental disabilities. Born in China and raised in North Carolina, Ausherman took an unscheduled detour to New Mexico in 1996. He has lived there ever since.

Table of Contents:

Albuquerque and Corrales

  • Rio Grande Nature Center - Bosque/Ditch Walk
  • Valle del Oro National Wildlife Refuge
  • Corrales Acequias and Bosque Preserve
  • Petroglyph National Monument: Volcanoes
  • Petroglyph National Monument: Piedra Marcadas
  • Three Gun - Embudo Trails: Up and Over the Sandias Adventure
  • Pino Trail
  • La Luz Trail to the Crest and Tram
  • Piedra Lisa Trailhead Options

The Salt Mission Trail (NM 337 and NM 55) 

  • Canyon Estates - Faulty Trails
  • Carlito Spring
  • Juan Tomas Open Space and Sabino Canyon
  • Mars Court Trailhead - David Canyon
  • Fourth of July Canyon - Cerro Blanco
  • Red Canyon

The Turquoise Trail (NM 14 to Santa Fe) 

  • Armijo Trail - Cienega Spring
  • Tree Spring - Crest Trail
  • Del Agua Overlook
  • Golden Open Space
  • San Pedro Mountains Mining Area
  • Cerrillos Hills State Park
  • Cañada de la Cueva

El Camino Real (I-25 to Santa Fe) 

  • Ball Ranch
  • Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
  • La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site and Cañon

Santa Fe: The City Different (Santa Fe and Beyond) 

  • Twin Hills
  • Diablo Canyon - Buckman
  • Hyde Memorial State Park
  • Borrego Trail
  • Nambe Lake
  • Puerto Nambe - Santa Fe Baldy

US 550: Ojito Area and Upper Rio Puerco

  • White Ridge Bike Trails Area
  • Ojito Wilderness: Seismosaurus Trail
  • Ojito Wilderness: Hoodoo Trail
  • San Ysidro Trials Area
  • Continental Divide Trail (CDT): Deadman Peaks
  • Cabezon Peak
  • La Lena WSA: Empedrado Ridge - CDT 
  • Guadalupe Outlier

The Jemez Mountain Trail (NM 4) 

  • Paliza Canyon Goblin Colony
  • Holiday Mesa 
  • Stable Mesa
  • McCauley Hot Springs 
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • Bandelier National Monument: Falls Trail
  • Lower Water Canyon - Lion Cave Trails
  • White Rock Canyon: Red Dot/Blue Dot Trails

The Chihuahua Trail (I-25 to Socorro) 

  • Hidden Mountain
  • El Cerro Tomé
  • Trigo Canyon
  • Monte Largo Canyon
  • Abó Pass Area
  • Sierra Ladrones
  • Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge
  • San Lorenzo Canyon

Route 66 - The Mother Road (I-40 to Grants) 

  • Cañada del Ojo
  • Herrera Mesa
  • Water Canyon Wildlife Area
  • El Malpais National Monument: Sandstone Bluffs
  • Mount Taylor: Gooseberry Spring
Event date: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque: Including Santa Fe, Mount Taylor, and San Lorenzo Canyon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781634041546
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Menasha Ridge Press - February 19th, 2019