San Antonio Canyon Trail

San Antonio Canyon Trail Hike
In Jemez Mountains Region

Map File Source: NG Topo

map Hike Key: H10535
Last Updated: 03/13/2021 12:00am
Last Updated By: Marilyn Fixer
Hike Class: B (Moderate)
Hike Distance: 5.5 mi
Minimum Elevation: 7790 ft
Elevation Change: 305 ft
Total Uphill: 480 ft
Total Downhill: 480 ft
Avg. Grade: 6 %
Route Type: InOut
On Trail: Yes
Paved or Gravel Roads: Yes
GPS Advised: No
Drive Distance Round Trip: 110 mi
Drive Time One-Way: 1:15
Hiking Seasons: Spring, Summer, and Fall
New Mexico Game Unit: 6A
Hike Status: Published


Easy hike along a stream to a meadow. Lots of wildflowers in season.



Trailhead Directions

From Albuquerque take I-25 north to Bernalillo. From Bernalillo take US 550 west to San Ysidro. Take SR 4 north to La Cueva. Turn left (west) on SR 126. Follow SR 126 for 1.8 miles. Turn right, cross the cattle guard and park along the fence line to the right. Please be sure not to block the road, the gate, or other cars when you park. The hike begins to the north on the road with the gate across it.

Actual Hike

From PARK (0.0 mi) go north on the dirt road (not west on the trail) toward waypoint ROAD ROCKS. This dirt road is on private property and the landowners currently allow hikers to walk only on the road, so hikers must stay on this road. Please respect their private property, buildings, and vehicles along this road so that we may continue to have this access to the San Antonio canyon. Once reaching ROAD ROCKS (0.9 mi) the private land ends and you are on USFS land. Continue north on the old road. VEER LEFT (2.4 mi) from the main trail to reach the MEADOW (2.8 mi). Have lunch there, then go back the way you came.


See the hike description for San Antonio Hot Spring – South Route to go to the hot spring, which is further up the trail.


PARK: N35 53.404, W106 38.889
ROAD ROCKS: N35 54.019, W106 39.152
VEER LEFT: N35 55.158, W106 39.207
MEADOW: N35 55.425, W106 39.099

Map Filename: SanAntonioCanyonMap2_MW.JPG
Hike GPS File Name: SanAntonioCanyonWayTrackRev_MW.gpx
Hike GPS File: Click link to download hike waytrack file

Text Author: Marilyn Warrant
Map Author: Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author: Marilyn Warrant
Track Author: Marilyn Warrant
Maintainer: Marilyn Warrant
Editor: Howard Carr