dogs on leash
Amazing trail! My wife and I hiked in October on a cold morning after it had rained overnight. The stream running down from the lake was flowing nicely, which made for some great photos. We were on the trail for about 6 hours total and only saw about 10 people. The second half of the trail is a pretty good climb, and you need to try to stay along the creek in some spots because the trail can be hard to follow, but I can't say enough about how much fun we had.
A beautiful hike through varied terrain. A great view at the top is an awesome reward! I did this on Feb10: there were patches of snow/ice in the shadowy areas higher up the trail. I didn't use any assistance going up, but was glad I had yaktrax going down.
Sara C. on Aspen Vista Trail
can tell would be a beautiful hike...start out along creek and trail covered with pine needles and oak leaves....and ice today. made it in about 3/4 mile and turned back...really need skins/traction for your boots...very slippery. we took a side route up a slot draw....werent sure where would take us, figured would dead end. ended up scrambling all the way to top of mountain over granite, shale and rose quartz about a mile straight up. ended up being a great 3 hour total hike!
Nick C. on Nambe Lake Trail
Well it was an adventure after choosing not to take snowshoes...advise bringing them for the back half, beginning isn't bad without. Well traversed and relatively easy to follow...if you follow the wrong tracks you'll figure out soon enough
Snowshoed for the first time here. Definitely a pretty trail, but narrow at parts and a lot of uphill/switchbacks during the second half. Challenging in snowshoes this time of year but worth it. Decent snowpack on most of trail but there were parts where the snowshoes came in very handy. Recommended for anyone who's up for a good winter workout.
This is A great trail for a hike with the kids and dogs. Hiking (walking) through a lot of silt but otherwise very easy to do. We did this hike in January and the temperature was perfect. Probably would be difficult in Midsummer. Interesting rock features to view.
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.