Nambe Lake Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.
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.
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
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.
Great hike/trail run!! Last mile is strenuous but worth the work. Light traffic on the trail and gorgeous during the fall.
The views up at Nambe lake are totally worth it!!!
amazing experience! hike gets rough but totally worth it.
Such a beautiful hike! Steep climb at the end, but worth it.
Best hike we've done. Steep at first and then again leading into the lake, but totally worth it!
One of these best trails. Once off of Windsor it's pretty much uphill to the lake but well worth the effort! Allow plenty of time to take in the views going up the trail to the lake, then time to relax and enjoy the beauty of the lake and its surroundings. I highly recommend this one!
Great hike off Winsor Trail. Started at Santa Fe Ski basin. Steep at beginning and then again on approach to the lake. Altitude 10,000-11,500 ft adds to the difficulty. Follows the beautiful Nambe Stream to the lake which is a clear shallow lake in a glacial bowl. Great scenery the entire way with flowers, stream and meadows. About a 6-7 mile round trip.
A lot of bang for your buck! Yes, there are some switchbacks early that are quite steep, but it levels off for a while before climbing again. Gorgeous in the fall.
Awesome! Hard to wade in lake because of silt though.