Tsankawi Trail

Tsankawi Trail Hike
In Los Alamos Region

Map File Source: DeLorme

map Hike Key: H10559
Last Updated: 12/15/2020 12:00am
Last Updated By: Marilyn Warrant
Hike Class:
Hike Distance: 1.7 mi
Minimum Elevation: 6495 ft
Elevation Change: 190 ft
Total Uphill: 260 ft
Total Downhill: 260 ft
Avg. Grade: 8 %
Route Type: CW Loop
On Trail: Yes
Paved or Gravel Roads: Yes
GPS Advised: No
Drive Distance Round Trip: 180 mi
Drive Time One-Way: 1:45
Hiking Seasons:
New Mexico Game Unit: 6C
Hike Status: In Process


Unusual trail up to top, ruins on top and ladder descent back down.


Ladder ascent and descent on this hike.

Trailhead Directions

From Albuquerque, take I-25 to US 84/285 to the Pojoaque exit, west on NM 502, south on NM 4 to White Rock. Parking for this detached unit of Bandelier will be on the left just before the first traffic light on NM 4.


PARK: N35 51.603, W106 13.478
DOWN: N35 51.694, W106 12.818

Map Filename: TsankawiTrailImage_DB.jpg
Hike GPS File Name: TsankawiTrailWayTrack_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