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Running in New Mexico – Endless Trails In The Land Of Enchantment

Unleash your running spirit and embark on an extraordinary journey through the vibrant landscapes of New Mexico. Known as the “Land of Enchantment,” this southwestern state offers a running experience like no other. Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich culture, breathtaking vistas, and diverse terrain that make New Mexico a runner’s paradise.

When To Run in New Mexico

New Mexico invites you to run throughout the year, with each season offering its own unique charm. Spring brings mild temperatures and blooming wildflowers, while summer offers long days filled with warm sunshine. Fall treats you to a tapestry of colors as the leaves change, and winter unveils a peaceful wonderland adorned with snow-capped mountains. No matter the season, New Mexico’s moderate climate and breathtaking landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for your running adventures.

The Must-Run Spots in New Mexico

Prepare to be captivated by the must-run spots that await you in New Mexico. Start your journey in Albuquerque, the state’s largest city, where you can explore the iconic Bosque Trail that winds along the Rio Grande. Venture to Santa Fe, a city renowned for its art and culture, and discover the Dale Ball Trails, offering a network of scenic routes through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

For an otherworldly experience, head to White Sands National Park, where miles of pristine gypsum sand dunes create a surreal running playground. And no visit to New Mexico would be complete without exploring the rugged beauty of the Bandelier National Monument, home to ancient cliff dwellings and scenic trails. Let the wonders of New Mexico’s cities and national parks ignite your running spirit.

Run Travel Events in New Mexico – 2023

Running Holidays in New Mexico

Ricky Gates’ Santa Fe Fastpack – July 10-14, 2023

The Santa Fe Fastpack is a five-day run that starts in. downtown Santa Fe, NM. From there, you’ll head up to the high desert and to the forests and peaks of the Pecos Wilderness. Rickey has designed this trip to be a “running/fast-packing hybrid” to combine the exploration of trail running and a lightweight camping style. The first two nights will be done as car-camping, with the last two nights done as self-sustained fast-packing.

New Mexico Running Camps


Tanawha AdventuresHigh Desert Trail Camp – Five-day high desert running experiences that last happened in 2022.

Unleash Your Running Spirit Across the US

New Mexico is just the beginning of a remarkable running journey that awaits you across the United States. From the majestic mountains of Colorado to the sun-drenched beaches of California, the country is a playground for runners seeking new adventures. Explore the wide-open landscapes of Montana, traverse the stunning trails of Oregon, or experience the tranquility of running through the forests of Maine.

Our expert guides on run travels have curated a collection of unforgettable experiences in various states. Let your running journey take you to new horizons and discover the beauty of the United States, one stride at a time.

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