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Santa Fe National Forest

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Description: Scenic area located in Northern New Mexico that offers excellent outdoor...
Scenic area located in Northern New Mexico that offers excellent outdoor recreation opportunities in its mountains, rivers and canyons.
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We spent two days exploring and it was perfect. There was fresh snow and sunshine and wildlife and the serenity that only a forest can offer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2014
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Amarillo, Texas
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Amarillo, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We spent two days exploring and it was perfect. There was fresh snow and sunshine and wildlife and the serenity that only a forest can offer.

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Over 5 days, my husband and I took every scenic drive imaginable...but the drive through the forest, along the Pecos river was the most stunning. From Santa Fe proper it takes maybe 45 minutes to get there and you can spend a couple of hours oh and aweing at everything. Many stops for photo opps are a must.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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8 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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