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Atalaya Mountain Trail

Santa Fe, NM

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Atalaya Mountain Trail is a 6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Fe, NM that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Borrego-Bear Wallow-Winsor Triangle Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Borrego and Bear Wallow connect to make a triangular loop. Either direction is basically downhill going in with a flat middle zone and uphill on the exit. Nice water feature on the inner flat portion where the trail parallels the creek. Trail # are 150, 254, 182. Entrance is on the left after passing the exit of the Hyde memorial Park.

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Lower Rio en Medio Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

This is one of the most beautiful places! Hiked on May 27, 2016. The weather was a bit on the cool side (in the 60's) and it we got rained on but it was a nice treat. We met up with a man who lived nearby and he said there had been a bear sighted by several different people. The river runs along the trail the entire way and the waterfall at the end is amazing! We heard there is 5 more waterfalls past the first one. Be prepared to get your feet a little wet. There was four of us and I was the only one who came back dry. This is a moderate hike and it took us about 3.5 hours both ways with many stops along the way to take pictures of the beautiful scenery.

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Picacho Peak Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful scenic hike with meandering switchbacks and a nice 1100+ ascent over about 2 miles, summiting at 8570. Gorgeous vistas of the valley below and distant peaks. Can continue another mile or so to hit Atalay mountain or shoot off other trails along the way. I would rate this as a moderately strenuous hike, however.

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Lower Rio en Medio Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

A gorgeous hike! I was there 5/21/16 with friends, where we parked in the little lot. It was a great adventure with different foliage and views as you wind back and forth over the stream, all the way to the waterfall. The waterfall was cold, but a hidden treasure! I didn't see the Pyrenees mentioned,, but did meet an adorable dog named Sasha. Unfortunately, I didn't catch the name of her human companion.

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Pacheco Canyon Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice light morning hike from right outside our balcony at the four seasons!

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Atalaya Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful. Not too difficult for my out of shape self. Great views.

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Lower Rio en Medio Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

A cautionary note for dog owners: your dog MUST BE LEASHED at the beginning/end of this hike. There's a highly territorial Great Pyrenees who lives in one of the adjacent properties. He has been known to attack dogs who unknowingly venture into "his territory" - I've seen it happen on two occasions.

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Tsankawi Ruin Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Best short hike for a family to have fun and learn a little on the way. Our 4 year old daughter made it the whole way and loved the ladders.

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Tsankawi Ruin Trail
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

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Borrego-Bear Wallow-Winsor Triangle Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Very nice trail, lots of shade in many areas. Gradual uphill for much of the return hike.