Burnt Mesa Trail


In late summer, wildflowers such as lupine and paintbrush often bloom in profusion on this trail.

NPS Photo by Sally King

The Burnt Mesa Trailhead is located less than .5 miles west of TA 49 on Highway 4. This easy trail is relatively flat and an excellent place to see summer wildflowers, birds, and butterflies. The 2.5 mile (one way) trail traverses the mesas and ends at a steep drop-off into a side canyon of Frijoles Canyon.
burnt mesa trail

Burnt Mesa Trail is relatively flat with expansive views.

NPS Photo by Sally King

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