Where is Waldo?

Total Miles


1,873.63 ft


1.5 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This is an easy route that connects I-25 at the top of La Bajada Hill with Highway 14 at the Village of Cerrillos. For many years, there was a well-marked turnoff to Waldo on I-25. But where is Waldo and what is Waldo? All that remains of the ghost town is a cement foundation along the railroad tracks and a canyon that bears the Waldo name. The town was named for Henry L. Waldo, a New Mexico territorial jurist in the 1870s. There was coal mining in the area that shut down in 1906. There were also 15 coke ovens along the railroad tracks that supplied the trains. Coke is a type of fuel that burns hotter than either bituminous or anthracite coal.


This easy year-round route does have some low water areas and deep sand.

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