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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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Aspen Ranch Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike! Steady climb, but not strenuous. Just high altitude for this sea level gal!

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Cruz Blanca Trail
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30 Completed 15 Reviews

This is more like a sidewalk than a trail. However, it may be good to use if the smaller/closer trail-heads to the Atalaya trail and Dale Ball trails are full.

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Tsankawi Ruin
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30 Completed 15 Reviews

This is an incredibly fun trail for kids. They love the old pueblo style ladders and climbing on the sandstone.

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Santa Fe Baldy
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30 Completed 15 Reviews

This is a wonderful trail in the Pecos Wilderness. Santa Fe Baldy is well over 12,000 ft in elevation, so naturally the views are incredible. The fall colors are amazing. This is not the trail to take if you are a solitude seeker as it can get quite busy...especially in the fall, but I think that it's worth it.

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Norski Cross Country Ski Track
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30 Completed 15 Reviews

This is a beautiful short trail just before the Santa Fe Ski Basin. Hike it in the fall to view amazing golden aspens.

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Bear Wallow Trail
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30 Completed 15 Reviews

This is a nice loop with the Borrego & Winsor trails. Beautiful forests and a nice stream make this trip worth it.

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Hyde Memorial State Park
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30 Completed 15 Reviews

This is a fun trip that rewards you with great views. Some steep parts, but overall not too difficult. You can use the Black Canyon parking lot to keep your car off the main road.

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Black Canyon Trail
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30 Completed 15 Reviews

This is a worthwhile little hike. It is easy for kids. You must hike through the Black Canyon Campground before reaching the trail.

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Winsor Trail and Winsor Trail System
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30 Completed 15 Reviews

The Winsor Trail is actually a national scenic trail that can be accessed from several trailheads. The first is in the town of Tesuque, next from the Santa Fe Ski Basin, and finally from the town of Cowles. About half of the trail goes through the Pecos Wilderness and provides access to about three alpine lakes and Winsor creek. This is one of the most beautiful trails in the area, and it has incredible fall aspen displays. I highly recommend this hike.

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Chamiza Trail
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30 Completed 15 Reviews

This is a great hike in all seasons out to Tesuque(Tes-suk-ee) creek. It is close to town and well treed and shady. Plus, there is water at the creek. A good hike, I've done it numerous times. Kids love it too.

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