The Armijo Trail is the gateway to a network of shaded trails in the lower Sandias and is Hike #14 in of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque. It is the perfect place to engage in the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, or “forest bathing”. This hike will explore some new trails built by the Forest Service into previously inaccessible areas of the Lower Sandias. The hike will be between 3.5 and 4 miles long and will involve some up and down hiking. There is a $3 parking fee. No restrooms available. Limited enrollment.

David Ryan, who has given several presentations at Oasis, is the coauthor of the 3rd edition of “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque” and the author of several other walk books. In addition to hiking around Albuquerque, he has gone on several very long walks including the Camino de Santiago and the entire Appalachian Trail. You can find many of the places he has explored on his blog at