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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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Black Canyon Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike! Make sure to take in the vista at the turn back down. Just amazing.

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Santa Fe Baldy
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15 Completed 11 Reviews

This is a tough hike. Husband and I backpacked and camped ~.5 miles away from Lake Catherine and climbed Baldy the next day. We were sore from the previous day, so it took us around and hour to climb Baldy from the saddle (about a mile up from there I would guess). The 360° view was worth it, and make sure you go the extra few feet to get a view of Lake Katherine. There are water sources for the first few miles, but after the first few creeks, none, unless you go to the lake. Right after the creeks there is a nice meadow area that would be a good place to camp for the night, but it is a little buggy.

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Atalaya Mountain Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

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Rio en Medio Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Great hike!

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Atalaya Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

My family and I hiked most of the trail while on vacation last week in Santa Fe. About a half mile from the top, a thunder, lightening and heavy rain storm came in from no where. We had to retreat....but we were so close!!
Beautful trail. Great views so close to town. We did meet a lot of locals along the trail. A lot had dogs off leash but heck...the dogs want to hike too!! Then again, I'm a dog lover and if my dog was with me, she would be off leash too.
The trail does start very flat but then turns up. It can get steep at times. As flatlanders, two of our group stopped at about 8500 feet elevation. We were only two days into the vacation and the altitude was getting to them. The other three of us (all runners) kept going but were almost immediately turned around by lightening. The walk down was miserable in a cold rain but heck, it made for a good story!
Bring your water. Bring some snacks. Have fun and take a lot of photos!!

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Atalaya Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

My sister and I hiked the Atalaya trail today. It was our first time. For a 65 year old man it tested me. But we enjoyed ourselves.
We encountered 6 unleashed dogs. 5 of them were with their owners. The one came off of the side of the hill between my sister. She is deaf, so she had no way of hearing it, It startled her and scared her cause it looked like a wolf. We were on a very narrow part of a trail. She almost went over the edge.
I encountered the owner about 5 minutes later when the dog came to him. I asked if it was his dog, and he acknowledged it was. I described what had just happened and that he should have the dog leashed. It did not respond, just briskly walked away.
It's is sad that these people only think of their own needs. Not sure I will return.

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Atalaya Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

My sister and I hiked the Atalaya trail today. It was our first time. For a 65 year old man it tested me. But we enjoyed ourselves.
We encountered 6 unleashed dogs. 5 of them were with their owners. The one came off of the side of the hill between my sister. She is deaf, so she had no way of hearing it, It startled her and scared her cause it looked like a wolf. We were on a very narrow part of a trail. She almost went over the edge.
I encountered the owner about 5 minutes later when the dog came to him. I asked if it was his dog, and he acknowledged it was. I described what had just happened and that he should have the dog leashed. It did not respond, just briskly walked away.
It's is sad that these people only think of their own needs. Not sure I will return.

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Chamisa Trail Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Black Canyon Trail
by Joe Lopez

2 Completed 2 Reviews

Easy hike with the kids. Lots of shade and easy walking. Doesn't matter which way you go on the loop its uphill till you loop back.

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picheco peak
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3 Completed 4 Reviews

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