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​​Navajo has several new designated trails throughout the park and miles of outstanding areas to hike along the San Juan River. Mountain bikes are permitted in the park. Horseback riding is permitted only along the Piedra and San Juan Rivers off County Road 500. 

For more information, view the Navajo area map and outlying areas map​.

​​Trail Descriptions

  • Nature Trail - this 1,008 ft. dirt trail winds along the lake and is not appropriate for biking.

  • Rosa Trail - this 3,460 ft. dirt trail circles Rosa campground, overlooking the lake and marina.

  • Windsurf Beach Trail - this 6,024 ft gravel trail extends from the visitor center, along the old railroad grade which overlooks the lake, to Windsurf Beach primitive campground.

  • Piedra Trail - this 5,063 ft. gravel trail continues from Windsurf Beach primitive campground along the Piedra arm of the lake, and then climbs to views above the river itself. It is the first segment of a trail that will eventually reach all the way to Arboles Point primitive campground at the confluence of the San Juan and Piedra Rivers. Some spots may be somewhat steep for biking.

  • Sambrito Wetlands Trail - this 3,534 ft gravel trail circles part of the Sambrito Wetlands area of the park. The far end of the loop overlooks the San Juan River Valley and part of the lake in the distance.