Canyon Magic

Where the mountains meet the high desert

South-View, near trailhead
Road above C.G.
Trail to wilderness
Our location in Canyon

Smell the pinon, cedar, and junipers as you wander through dry arroyos with towering rock formations under a giant turquoise sky.

Canyon Gods Guesthouses are ideally situated in the middle of a large natural bowl surrounded by mountains. Every direction you look has the “classic western movie scenery” where the mountains meet the high desert. Just outside your door you experience a natural wonderland of the Southwest.

Walk to the wilderness trails of Tres Pistolas Canyon from your door and climb over 10,000 feet or take a stroll up the gentle slopes past jackrabbits, wildflowers, lizards, cactus, and roadrunners.

Every season has its own unique experience here in the Canyon. The winters are mild with sunny days and cold nights. If it snows, it usually melts within a day or two. In the spring the days are warmer with sweaters still needed in the evenings. Late June is our hottest period (though it rarely breaks 100 degrees Fahrenheit) and by early July the afternoon “monsoons” begin and cool things off. The fall brings the balloon fiesta and the state fair and of course the colors of cottonwoods, aspens, and maples. Every season is great !

Sunsets and Sunrises are magical in the Canyon and in the evening (unlike Albuquerque} the sky is dark.

Borrow one of our bicycles and cruise historic Route 66 through mystical Tijeras Canyon or down to Starbucks for a coffee, or mountain bike the challenging and extensive Cedro Peak area.

Sandia Peak Ski Area is only sixteen miles up the mountain and cross country skiing & sledding are even closer. During the Spring, hike up the “Hawk Watch” & help capture, tag & release falcons & hawks.

Santa Fe is only an hour away via one of the most enchanting roads in the world, “The Turquoise Trail” which passes through Madrid and historic Cerrillos.

Winter Sunset from deck
Roadrunners at Canyon Gods
Clouds , from deck

Canyon Gods Guest Houses

Albuquerque, New Mexico