Dorothy Stewart Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Santa Fe, NM that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
If this trail were not in the backyards of hill dwellers it would be worthy of another star, though I admit that the walls enclosing their lives do seem more distant than where errected. The geology is colorful and the ecology prestine despite decade of frugal clouds. On it's forest bench I will most definitely sit again for it is close to civilization, if one can still claim us as civilized...
Nice easy hike. Very cool loose metamorphic rocks, so the trail sparkles in places. We saw lots of nice views and wildflowers. Very close to town, which is both a pro and a con. Trail is very clean and well maintained.
Totally agree with other reviewer; this is a great beginner hike to get used to altitude. It's also a great trail run. You can go two different directions in the back part of the loop, and it's accessible year round with yak traks. Views of sun mountain, the Jemez, then the ski basin. There are two little rest areas with benches for taking a seat and enjoying the scenery.
This is an easy trail with great views. You can see past Sandia which is 50 miles away. This is a great first hike for those not used to 7000 foot elevations.