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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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Deception Peak
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10 Completed 11 Reviews

Did this trail on the morning of the first snow fall back in November. Took my dog and met a few others with their K9s. Not for the beginner as it's steep at points going up, but once out in the open the view is fantastic. Good for a up and down one day trip, but awesome for an over night as there are plenty of places to set up "base camp". I agree its a great all year hit, snowshoeing in winter, regular hiking in the other seasons. bring water and edibles.

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Winsor Trail
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10 Completed 11 Reviews

From the Nordic Ski Trail, we snowshoed downwards. It nice winding trail, through some beautiful valleys and evergreen pine trees. The snow was new and fresh allowing us to form our own tracks. When not in the sun it can be cold, but that was not often. Now we hiked down three miles, going back up was a work out. great for winter shoe shoeing and any other time hiking!

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Bishop's Lodge and Big Tesuque
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481 Completed 211 Reviews

I did sunrise hike here one morning when staying in Santa Fe. The views are terrific and there are multiple trail options near Bishop's lodge. There is quite a lot of open space around here, but new housing developments are beginning to fill in the landscape.

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Atalaya Mountain Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Really enjoyed this hike. Super easy access and interesting views all along, Pretty steep in places. Some of the signs are a little misleading in spots, it looks like the arrow is pointing to what is actually a different trail. Did thos on Thanksgiving in a t-shirt and shorts. Love Santa Fe weather,

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Norski Cross Country Ski Track
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10 Completed 11 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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10 Completed 11 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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10 Completed 11 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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10 Completed 11 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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10 Completed 11 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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10 Completed 11 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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