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Santa Fe National Forest

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Ranked #326 of 725 Attractions in New Mexico
Type: National Parks, Forests
Description: Scenic area located in Northern New Mexico that offers excellent outdoor recreation opportunities in its mountains, rivers and canyons.
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Ann Arbor, MI
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143 reviews 143 reviews
8 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I don't have much to add from the other reviews. My wife and I spent several days hiking in the forest. The trails are excellent and well marked. Great views. Easier to more difficult trails. We liked to start at the Chamisa Trailhead, which is not too far past the sign for the National Forest. We take the trail to... More

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Canton, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

we hiked a multitude of trails during our week stay. I recommend "Santa Fe -Taos Hiking Guide" by Bob D'Antonio. We scoured over it our first night in and picked the trails we wanted to do. The man was right on in everything he wrote in the book. Pack a light rain jacket/anorak because it rained, out of the blue,... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We hiked the Big Tesuque trail in the Santa Fe National Forest. This is a scenic trail lined with beautiful alpine trees. The trail is well marked and shady. It is an uphill hike, and at an elevation of almost 10,000 feet above sea level, definitely is not an easy trail. Definitely bring sufficient hydration. Wear hiking shoe/ boots and... More

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El Paso, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Wow what a view, even without snow the ride up to the basin of the Santa Fe Ski Area is beautiful. Sooo many trees and so dense, so peaceful and quite. Even saw a few dear, make time to take a few hiking trails they are well worth it...

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Tulsa, OK
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

We spent three days hiking separate trails in the Sante Fa National Forest in the Sangre de Christo mountains above Santa Fe, New Mexico. All three trails were between the city of Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Ski basin. I will comment on the three trails we hiked: #1 Hyde Park circle trail. Seven miles from Santa Fe this... More

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