dogs on leash
Visiting from Palm Springs, CA. This trail was accessible from our resort in Old Town Santa Fe via a 3 mile easy walk. Walking from Old Town and the hike made for a nice 12 mile hike! There is a public restroom at the College which is adjacent to the trailhead parking lot. Beautiful views of Santa Fe.
Did this in snowshoes. The trail up to the Nambe Lake trail split is manageable without them, but after that they're definitely necessary. Last mile is rough, even in snow shoes. Bring plenty of water and some snacks. It's a fun hike with some sweet scenery at the top.
Sara C. on Aspen Vista Trail
The mapping of this trail is incorrect and I have reported it for edit.
The WONDERFUL but moderate to difficult (depending on your fitness level - altitude gain over 1200 ft.) Alamo Vista Trail (trail #381) goes from the Aspen Vista Campsite to the top of Santa Fe Ski. It starts to the left of the gate as you enter the forest service road. This forest service road is what is incorrectly mapped as the Alamo Vista Trail. The correct trail goes up from the forest road a few feet as it follows the fence then you see the wooden trail sign and it takes a right turn and you continue this trail up along the ridge. First a blend of forest, then Aspen majority after that through a meadow. through pine forest and then to the top of Santa Fe Ski.