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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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Atalaya Mountain Trail
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15 Completed 2 Reviews

Great hike! Kept a steady pace (family of 6) and came across a couple of other hikers. Make it to the top and the view is worth it.

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Tesuque Creek
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

What a beautiful, peaceful riparian trail. Not what we Californians expected to see in the southwest. Highly recommend this trail and not many hikers seem to find it.

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Atalaya Mountain Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful, and challenging hike that leaves right outside of Santa Fe. Lots of people were using it as a running trail, but we slogged up walking in hiking boots. Never the less, it was a nice challenge.

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Tesuque Creek
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I won't ever use this trail again. The day I went, you would not believe the numbers of well-dressed people letting their well-fed dogs poop all over the place and not bothering to clean up after them. You could not go three steps without passing a pile of dog turds. The smell was horrendous and so were the clouds of flies. Absolutely gross.

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Rio en Medio Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This hike was vastly different from other hikes I've done near Santa Fe. This trail primarily follows the Rio en Medio which really hads to the sights and sounds. However, this hike was really steep and had rocky portions around the 1 mile mark. Knowing we'd have to go back up the rocky incline we turned back shortly after the 1.5 mile mark. Upon returning we decided to check out the beginning of a few other trails that are within the area.

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Raven's Ridge
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13 Completed 4 Reviews

Most direct route to summit of Lake Peak (Penitente). Steep trail follows wilderness boundary line. Quickest day hike to a peak near Santa Fe.

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Santa Fe Baldy
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13 Completed 4 Reviews

I do this one every summer. Long day hike, but nice. Well marked trail. Crosses a few streams, beautiful camping spots at puerto nambe (junction with trail #251-Skyline Trail) but dry camp unless you find snow.

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Atalaya Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

What a great hike! Very challenging but offers a less elevated path if so inclined. The views are stunning and the surrounding rocks and plant life is rewarding.

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Tesuque Creek
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a beautiful easy hike that your dog can join. It is 1 mile past Bishop Lodge on Bishop Lodge road. The directions on AllTrails was wrong when I entered this review.

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Tesuque Creek
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Went up to Apache Ridge Rd. 265 as described in the directions but was not able to find the trail head. Anyone out there who can update the directions to get to this hike?

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