Fourth of July Canyon Trail

If you are looking for the perfect fall trail, this trail is the trail for you!  The views and colors are breathtaking. There are free parking areas before you get to the trailhead. There are picnic tables and bathrooms also located at the trailhead. Although this hike is 5.1 miles you can turn back at any time. After the first mile to the junction with Albuquerque Trail, the trail is much easier. There are a few trails located near the parking lot that would be appropriate for strollers. Arrive early if you would like to beat the crowds, it starts to get busy around noon. The dirt road leading to the trail can be difficult for low clearance cars, drive slow and the road is doable!