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Hiking

The Moreno Valley awaits your adventurous spirit. Meet it on foot to experience the great outdoors on terrain suited for all levels!


The Greenbelt trail system is a free-access system of trails that can be used for:

  • cross-country mountain biking
  • running
  • hiking
  • snowshoeing
  • horseback riding

They are located around the Village of Angel Fire.

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You may cater your route to your ability level and sense of adventure. There are numerous combinations.

Local favorites include: Oeste Vista Trail #9; Monte Verde Trail #12; and Lady Slipper Trail #13


The Enlightenment Trail is an advanced hiking trail that spans over 2000 vertical feet, from the base of Angel Fire Resort to the summit.

Enlightenment Hiking Map


A group of hikers on the Wheeler Peak Hiking Trail above Taos Ski Valley

The Carson National Forest also has an abundance of hiking trails suited for all levels of ability, including the very scenic Williams Lake Trail #62 that continues onto the Wheeler Peak Trail #90, which brings you to the top of New Mexico’s tallest mountain.

Other national forest trails to try near Angel Fire are the South Boundary Trail #164, a 23-mile hike from just south of Angel Fire to right outside of Taos, NM (shuttles are recommended for returning), and the Elliot Barker Trail #1.