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Atalaya Mountain Trail

Santa Fe, NM

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This is a short day hike from St. Johns College trail head east side of the city of Santa Fe, NM into the edge of the Santa Fe National forest.

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Norski Cross Country Ski Track
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8 Completed 9 Reviews

Completed this trail several times, in all seasons. Easy to navigate, just bring yourself, snacks and a camera. has rolling hills and plenty of flat areas. Dogs love going with me and it just plain beautiful up there

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Hyde Memorial State Park
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8 Completed 9 Reviews

A great all year trail, I also did volunteer repair on it with my co workers. Very easy on the body, dogs go crazy after squirrels and I believe chipmunks. keep an eye open for mountain bikers though (not that I mind them, just they pop up unexpectedly at times)

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Santa Fe Baldy
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8 Completed 9 Reviews

This is a trail I do every summer and planning to go during the Thanksgiving Holidays. Never a boring moment and always a great experience. I recommend making it an overnight trip to enjoy the sunrise, I set up camp at the last tree line, then head up to the peak 50 minutes before sunrise.

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Chamisa Trail Loop
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8 Completed 9 Reviews

Love the loop of this trail. Easily to get to and navigate, beautiful in the fall and always a chance to meet other hikers.

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Tesuque Creek
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8 Completed 9 Reviews

This is a very simple trail, great to go with a group or alone with a four legged friend. best in Fall to Spring as there's not a lot of shade until several miles in. Nice stream to walk by.

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Raven's Ridge
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8 Completed 9 Reviews

Although I've gone on this trail several times, this past Sunday was most memorable. Cool crisp morning, heading up, which is not for the faint at heart..all up hill. So light packing is suggested. Bring only what you need. The view over Nambe Lake is awesome as well as Baldy and other peaks. This time I walked right into a white out when I got to Deception Peak, still a great experience. Going down some areas you can trot others you ll definitely need hiking poles. I prefer the out and back than the loop approach.

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Atalaya Mountain Trail
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8 Completed 9 Reviews

One of my favorite hikes in the Santa Fe region. Not far from town, offers so much to enjoy; rusted out car, low and high brush, occasional wildlife, and once at the peak a view worth hiking for. A great hike for all seasons, although be careful during the colder months where ice patches appear almost everywhere. Go slow and enjoy!

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Tsankawi Ruin
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Fantastic hike for all ages - There are a few narrow spots where you are walking between rocks, but other than that easy hike. Kids had a blast being able to be up close with everything and the petroglyphs were fantastic. Parking is right at trail head sign on the left side of the road right before you get to traffic light.

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Atalaya Mountain Trail
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9 Completed 9 Reviews

A great hike that is somewhat strenuous Take plenty of water and good hiking shoes. The beginning of the hike is flat but quickly you start to climb. Beautiful view at the top

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Atalaya Mountain Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike on a gorgeous October day...not steep at all for the first mile or so, but this Jersey girl felt the altitude towards the end...view from the top is incredible!!!

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