Hiking the Nambé Badlands provides terrific vistas of a unique landscape. Hikers can access trails from the NM 503 West Trailhead, NM 503 East Trailhead, County Road 113 Trailhead (limited parking), or other entry points along NM 503 (“The High Road to Taos”).
Please stay on existing trails when hiking and avoid walking on cryptobiotic soil crusts or fragile ridgelines.
Bring plenty of drinking water with you. It is also a good idea to take a GPS reading of where you parked your car in case you get disoriented while hiking.
Rattlesnakes are present in the Nambé Badlands during the warmer months. Please keep an eye and ear out for them. When you encounter a rattlesnake, please leave it alone and walk around it at a safe distance (10 feet or more).