Running in New Mexico

Why trail run in New Mexico 

New Mexico offers a diverse range of landscapes for trail running, including deserts, mountains, and forests. It’s also known for its rich cultural history, including ancient pueblos and petroglyphs, and offers a unique experience of running among the natural and cultural beauty.

When to trail run in New Mexico

The best time to trail run in New Mexico is typically during the spring and fall months when the weather is mild and the scenery is at its best.

Popular trail running cities in New Mexico

Some popular trail running destinations in New Mexico include Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos. They offer a variety of trails and parks to explore, including the Sandia Mountains, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and the Pecos Wilderness.

Run experiences in New Mexico

Run Adventures in New Mexico

Rickey Gates’ Santa Fe Fastpack – Five days of trail running through Northern New Mexico.

Threshold Expeditions – Land of Enchantment – This running adventure takes you through New Mexico’s high-desert landscapes as you enjoy its food and learn about its culture.

Run Camps in New Mexico

Tanawha Adventures – They occasionally offer a spring running camp in Northern New Mexico outside of Santa Fe.

Run travel in New Mexico in 2023

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Bucket List Trail Races In New Mexico

Some of the most popular and challenging trail races in New Mexico include the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs, the Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon, and the Rio Grande Trail Marathon.

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