When visiting New Mexico, you can't always let the names of places spook you. Thanks to its history of extraterrestrial life, haunted towns, and more, it can be easy to stray away from cool spots for the sake of their reputation. Diablo Canyon in New Mexico, which translates to something rather sinister, is anything but and offers some of the greatest views in all of the Land of Enchantment.

Diablo Canyon is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, only about an hour away from Albuquerque. The drive from any city is well worth it to visit the canyon.

The area has a 4.3-mile out and back trail, meaning you'll have to hike back the same way you came in. The more opportunities to take photos, the better!

There's even a river that may be imperative if you're visiting during the summer months.

Dogs are allowed to come along as well, so don't worry about having to get someone to watch your furry friend. They'll be able to explore the outdoors with you!

Horseback riders often take to the trails as well, so you may meet a "Spirit" or two.

According to the canyon's website, the trail ranges from 5.8 to 5.13 in difficulty. So, you may want to prepare before coming out.

The right shoes and a bottle of water are always important to bring along with you on any journey.

Bird watching and rock climbing are a few activities visitors enjoy while here, so if you're a fan of either you'll feel right at home.

Prepare for the best views and the most incredible photos when you visit this enchanting spot in Santa Fe.

Diablo Canyon

Price: Free

Address: Old Buckman Rd., Santa Fe, NM

Why You Need To Go: To explore a hidden treasure near the great city of Albuquerque. 

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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