Walatowa Red Rocks +

Walatowa Red Rocks + Hike
In Jemez Mountains Region

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map Hike Key: H10516
Last Updated: 12/15/2020 12:00am
Last Updated By: Marilyn Warrant
Hike Class: A (Easy)
Hike Distance: 2 mi
Minimum Elevation: 6200 ft
Elevation Change: 10 ft
Total Uphill: 40 ft
Total Downhill: 30 ft
Avg. Grade: 6 %
Route Type: Loop
On Trail: Yes
Paved or Gravel Roads: Yes
GPS Advised: No
Drive Distance Round Trip: 100 mi
Drive Time One-Way: 0:45
Hiking Seasons: Spring, Summer, and Fall
New Mexico Game Unit: 6A
Hike Status: In Process


Trailhead Directions

I-25 North, NM-550 NW to San Ysidro, NM-4 north to the Walatowa Visitor Center.

Actual Hike

On the Red Rock tour you will see remnants of the movie set from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Which rock formation looks like a camel’s head and what other figures can you imagine? Did you see the hawk nest? Why is the slot canyon and the trail from it sacred to the Indians?


For more information on the Jemez Pueblo go to the Walatowa website. Actual hike and length varies. This hike can only be done with an Indian guide. Call 575-834-7235 to make an appointment, find out other things you can do at the Pueblo, and check cost of the guide.

Text Author: Frank Ernst
Map Author: Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author: Frank Ernst
Track Author: Frank Ernst
Maintainer: Frank Ernst
Editor: Marilyn Warrant