Hiking Trails in Santa Fe

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Hiking Trails in Santa Fe

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  • Zoom_Gotti
    Henderson, NV1,414 contributions
    System of mountain trails both north and south in Santa Fe. Hyde Park Road would be the main access for the north section, then Sierra Del Norte. Parking is available at the trailhead. Best access with parking for south sector would be at St. John's College. Hikes range from dog walks to steep climbs. Many of the trails interconnect with one another. this time I did the north section on about a two mile loop, parking to parking. Nice views and not too taxing. You could come here every day for two weeks or more and do a different hike each time.
    Written August 30, 2022
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  • bitnibbler
    Phoenix, AZ55 contributions
    Excellent well-marked trail, in very good condition, close to central Santa Fe. Good parking at St John's college (upper parking 6 spots only). 3.2mi up (took the steep section) and 3.6mi down (took the easy section). Started at 7:30am on Sunday, very few people on trail until the turnaround at the top, and possibly 20people on descent, all very friendly. Good well-marked trail, no mud, no snow, feeling the elevation (9000) at the top, would recommend to anyone looking for good hike. Took 3hr10min, arrived from sea-level previous evening, kept a steady pace (easy going, but no stopping until the top). Great views of Santa Fe. My dog really enjoyed the hike, there is lots of shade and never above tree-line. Looking forward to my next visit.
    Written November 4, 2022
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  • James M
    1 contribution
    Saw Aspen Vista on 8 October. It was great! Will return every year. I have nothing else left to say.
    Written October 31, 2022
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  • montanapescado
    Albuquerque, NM985 contributions
    The bike legal portion of the Windsor Trail drops over 3,000 vertical feet in 9 miles. It is both beautiful and varied along the way, passing through multiple climate zones. There is a city bus with a bike rack so you can catch a ride up. Beware though, it's not all downhill and some climbing will be required late in the ride to get you back to your starting point.
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • RetiredTravelerTN
    Nashville, TN3,837 contributions
    While looking for ruts of the Santa Fe Trail, we found a wonderful, expansive sculpture named Journey’s End located on Camino Lejo at Old Santa Fe Trail intersection. The vignette tells the story of westward expansion in the facial expressions and the pull of the mules to take the wagon uphill. Statues of the wagon master and horse, a boy, and dog complete the scene. This site is surely worth a short stop and a couple of photos.
    Written October 31, 2019
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  • Alibalimom
    San Diego, CA4 contributions
    We arrived just before sunset and rushed to the peak. It was stunning! It started to get dark as we headed out, but it was fine.
    Written July 9, 2019
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  • Anne O
    Argyle, TX3,782 contributions
    La Tierra Trails are a short drive from central Santa Fe. We took one of the easier hike s and enjoyed views of the mountains along the way. Although the trails are dog friendly, ours dove for every bit of shade they could find on the sunny August day. Bring plenty of water (for dogs and humans!), sunscreen and protective clothing if needed. We had a trail guide but found it a bit confusing once we got there, so take good notice of how your planned route corresponds to the signage.
    Written September 21, 2019
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  • mischris9
    Richmond, VA4 contributions
    Went with my husband mid afternoon on a picture-perfect day Sep 1. It was a gradual incline up to the sign where the 3 trails meet, which is as far as we went. Much of the trail was narrow with a steep drop along some paces. (Be careful with little ones although I personally wouldn’t recommend this hike for under the age of 8). The going was peaceful. We met only a few other hikers +/- dogs.
    Written September 2, 2018
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  • 994ariellet
    Maputo, Mozambique277 contributions
    Mountain biking rentals are closed on Sundays, so we took our road bike out this trail to explore without having to deal with too much traffic. It follows the arroyo all the way out to a shopping mall outside town. It goes through several neighborhoods and parks. The trail is in good condition, and it was an interesting way to see the area. It wasn't exceptionally scenic, but it was a nice way to get some exercise and explore. It's definitely family friendly, though you'll have to cross a few roads if you do the whole ride.
    Written April 27, 2017
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