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Address: 201 E Roosevelt Ave, Mount Taylor Ranger District, Grants, NM 87020-2109
Phone Number: +1 505-287-8833
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At an elevation of 11,300 feet, this towering mountain is comprised of...

At an elevation of 11,300 feet, this towering mountain is comprised of thick lava flows and extrusive domes due to volcanic eruptions millions of years ago.

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Beautiful & Serene

Mount Taylor is a very good hiking destination. Lots of trails and rewarding vistas. It's possible to hike to the top fairly easily. I really enjoyed Horace Mesa for the views.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Mount Taylor is a very good hiking destination. Lots of trails and rewarding vistas. It's possible to hike to the top fairly easily. I really enjoyed Horace Mesa for the views.

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Grants, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Beautiful scenery in all seasons! Go all the way to the lookout and it's breathtaking! Go in the fall to see the Aspens turning gold!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

I did this hike last week with a hiking group. Hike is usually done in the spring or fall to avoid summer heat and the threat of summer thunderstorms. The second half of the ascent is above the treeline with majestic views - but no cover. As of last week, the last five miles of the dirt road leading to... More 

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Velarde, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Ran a 50k race at Mt. Taylor end of September. Hard to keep eyes on the trail! Vistas from the mountain were breathtaking. CDT was in very good condition and fun to run/hike. Lots of really nice dispersed camping spots. Roads were a bit washboard, but the ones we were on were passable with a car. Aspens starting to change.... More 

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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Mount Taylor is a sacred mountain for the Navajo and several pueblo tribes of New Mexico. It is located north of Grants, NM, which is 82 miles west of Albuquerque on I-40. Finding the trail is perhaps more difficult than the hike itself. One takes NM 547 north from the town, but no sign exists on Santa Fe Avenue (the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

Amazing experience! Lots of history to view and experience. Much of it is related to the nearby Acoma tribe.

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Grants, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

We made a trip to view the fall leaves it was beautiful! Good roads and friendly people very good experience

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Heiligenhaus, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Mt. Taylor has a high elevation. Even Grants (below) is at about 7,000 ft. above sea level. There are campsites and trails and it is blissfully quiet at the top of the mountain. There is also a running race from Grants to the top of the mountain each year.

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Dulce, NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is a great area, beautiful views and forests. lovely picnic and camping areas. We hope to return!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

We drove the dirt roads of the Mount Taylor area and had a blast. We were able to see snow, trees, small towns, and nature at it's best.

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