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The 3rd Edition of 60 Hikes Albuquerque builds upon the 1st and 2nd Editions of the book. When Stephen Ausherman, the author of the first two editions, invited me to participate in this new edition we both knew that many of the hikes in the previous editions had to be replaced because of access and other issues. And between the two of us we also knew of some better hikes that would be good additions to the book. After all, a new edition of any book should reflect what the authors have learned to make it more useful to the reader.
As a result, the 3rd edition has 19 brand-new hikes. Seventeen of the retained hikes have been completely revamped to make them new and better hikes. We’ve also added seven bonus hikes and have updated all of the remaining hikes with the latest information. With a new format and all the pictures and maps in color, this is a new book!
Because the world is not static, hiking areas and conditions can change. Any updates that we hear of will be maintained on this website. Click on any of the hikes listed below for the latest updates. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, suggestions, or updates that you may have.
— Thank you, David Ryan
August 30, 2019 Carlito Springs is still under renovation. The Albuquerque Journal reported on August 29, 2019 that the county has approved funding for the second phase of the renovation. Carlito Springs is expected to reopen when the renovation is … Continue reading
The new restaurant at the top of the Tram is under construction now and is scheduled to open this summer (2019).
May 30, 2019 – Today’s Albuquerque Journal – “Go” page has an article about parking improvements at the nearby La Luz trail head and mentioned that the parking area is a Forest Service fee area. I drove up to the … Continue reading
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East of the Mountains
January 28, 2020 A reader mentioned to me that with all the twist and turns on La Madera Road that it is easy to get on the wrong road. To make navigation easier, you may want to reset odometer to … Continue reading
As mention on page 120 of the 3rd Edition of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque, various agencies have had ongoing remediation projects to remove mining hazards from the San Pedro Mountains Mining Area. Based upon a tip from a … Continue reading
Greater Santa Fe
Northwest of Albuquerque
October 12, 2019: The Forest Service closed the access road (FS 376) to Holiday Mesa early this year to repair a culvert. The road will not reopen until April. In the meantime, there are plenty of other hikes in the … Continue reading
October 12, 2019: The Forest Service closed the road (FS 376) to Stable Mesa early this year to fix a culvert. The road will not reopen until April. In the meantime, enjoy the other hikes in the book. … Continue reading
July 25, 2019: Today’s Albuquerque Journal “GO!” page has a good article on accessing Valles Caldera’s backcountry. Our hike at Valles Caldera (Hike 46) is outside the wire and does not require any permits. More importantly, our hike allows … Continue reading
South and West of Albuquerque
July 1, 2019: The Albuquerque Journal had a great article on the “Go!” page in the June 13, 2019 issue. Here’s a scan of the article if you haven’t seen it.
September 22, 2019: The dogs and I went out to the bluffs today and had a fantastic hike. We even met a man from Chicago using the book to plan his vacation. So far he had taken Hikes: 5, 37, … Continue reading
October 10, 2019: The dogs and I went out to Hidden Mountain earlier this week. The only update I noticed is that the vegetation has grown over much of the wide trail between road and the gate to Hidden Mountain. … Continue reading
January 9, 2020: The dogs and I went out to Trigo Canyon to see if the road has been repaired. The Forest Service has bulldozed the berm blocking the road and you can now get to Trigo Canyon. Also on … Continue reading