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Pyramid Rock Hike
In Northwest New Mexico Region


Map File Source: DeLorme

map Hike Key: H10406
Last Updated: 03/13/2021
Last Updated By: Marilyn Fixer
Hike Class: C (Challenging)
Hike Distance: 3.5 mi
Minimum Elevation: 6705 ft
Elevation Change: 705 ft
Total Uphill: 750 ft
Total Downhill: 750 ft
Avg. Grade: 10 %
Route Type: InOut
On Trail: Yes
Paved or Gravel Roads: Yes
GPS Advised: No
Drive Distance Round Trip: 280 mi
Drive Time One-Way: 2:15
Hiking Seasons: Spring and Fall
New Mexico Game Unit: 10
Hike Status: Published

Highlights

Interesting formations on the way to top where there are long views of the area.

Cautions

None.

Trailhead Directions

From Albuquerque take I-40 to the Fort Wingate exit (Exit 33). Take route 66 west for 4 miles to SR-566 and turn right. Go over the railroad overpass and on to the Red Rocks Entrance on the left, about 0.6 miles, and go left. Follow the Pyramid Rock Trailhead signs to the dirt barrier and PARK (0.0 mi)

Actual Hike

From parking go northeast to the information board. At that point the trail goes up the west side of the canyon. The trail is marked by cairns and is well traveled. As you ascend enjoy views which open up in every direction. There will be a PASSTHROUGH (1.0 mi), continue on the trail which turns to the south and ascends to the VIEW (1.8 mi). After enjoying the vista return the way you came to parking.

Comments

Consider doing this hike along with the Church Rock hike. For details see the hike description for Red Rocks State Park..

Waypoints

PARK: N 35 32.769, W 108 36.662
PASSTHROUGH: N 35 33.124, W 108 36.813
VIEW: N 35 33.302, W 108 37.044

Map Filename: PyramidRockImage_DB.jpg
Hike GPS File Name: PyramidRockWayTrack_DBDB.gpx
Hike GPS File: Click link to download hike waytrack file

Text Author: Dick Brown
Map Author: Dick Brown
Waypoints Author: Dick Brown
Track Author: Dick Brown
Maintainer: Dawn McIntyre
Editor: Marilyn Warrant

Photos of This Hike
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