Introduction: Frijoles Canyon is a lush green ribbon cutting across the arid Pajarito Plateau. Creekside areas (like Frijoles Canyon), known as Riparian Zones, are home to an amazing diversity of plant and animal life due to the relative abundance of water. Frijoles Creek is a permanent stream (runs year-round) for most of its length but often dries up downstream from the start of this trail. As you hike, watch and listen for wildlife. What you may find varies from season to season. The trail now ends at an overlook of the Upper Falls 1.5 from the trailhead.
Carry water. The hike back to the visitor center is an uphill climb.
Stop 1 - Volcanic Tuff
Last updated: January 16, 2022