Best Trails near Santa Fe, New Mexico

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on Lower Rio en Medio Trail
1 day ago

hiking

One of my all-time favorite hikes. Easy with a couple of challenging spots, shaded in the morning and follows a beautiful stream (what we in NM would call a river) and then ends with a gorgeous water fall and pond, perfect to cool off after the hike.

on Santa Fe Scenic Byway
2 days ago

scenic driving

Very pretty area, nice drive

on Winsor Trail
3 days ago

on Atalaya Mountain Trail
3 days ago

on Chamisa Trail
3 days ago

hiking

we wanted a short afternoon hike before dinner. from the parking lot go up the right side and you will immediately get an uphill climb. lasts about 1 Mile and gets more gradual half way up. coming back down is simple just make the sharp turn around when you hit the marker at the top. we could have taken other trails but chose to make it short. took about 45 minutes and clocked in at 2.6 miles by going that route. great little trail for sure.

on La Tierra Trails
4 days ago

hiking

Beautiful trails close to the city. Lots of different options to create the perfect trail for you. I suggest going near sunset. You won't regret it.

on Lower Rio en Medio Trail
6 days ago

hiking

5 stars-not 4!

on Lower Rio en Medio Trail
6 days ago

hiking

My daughter and I hiked 5.1 miles in and then back out. Felt it was THE most beautiful trail ever! The trail braids its way up on either side of the river so beautifully acvomplished by 9 stream crossings, all doable (just fell in once)! Do go further than the first waterfall since the waterfalls up higher are even more lovely. Really like the one that looks like a 4 story waterslide with dark green moss framing either side. Wild flowers abound! We were basically alone on the trail, making it serene and beautifully quiet. The trail is not well marked as to distance and we felt uncertain about making the entire loop since distances were not posted and we estimated might be longer than 8 miles. We turned around where the trail forks to either continue Rio en medio or Borrego trail.

on Dale Ball Trails North
6 days ago

trail running

we took the Sierra del Norte trail head for the 3 mile loop and it was fantastic! terrain had slight inclines but totally manageable for even those with minimal fitness ability.

on Atalaya Mountain Trail
6 days ago

hiking

Initially very steep, beautiful views. well groomed trail. Roughly 2 hours and 42 minutes for 5.2 miles

on Raven's Ridge
6 days ago

hiking

hard start and moderate middle. climbing most of the way with few flat areas. take a right at the gate about a mile up and just follow the fence line - beautiful view for sitting and grabbing a snack.

on Lower Rio en Medio Trail
7 days ago

My wife and I did the hike with a 1, 3, and 5 year old (the day after completing tent rocks slot canyon trail); we nearly made it to the waterfall section (about 2.5 miles in) when a massive thunderstorm came over the ridge and the kids started complaining that they were too tired; the kids absolutely loved the creek crossings and scenery. Parking is very limited, we waited about 15 minutes for someone to return from the hike to get a parking spot. I'd love to come back and complete the entire trail. The only thing I didn't care for was the .5 mile of barbed wire hugging the beginning of the trail.

on Nambe Lake
7 days ago

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!

on Eldorado Ramble
8 days ago

hiking

This is not a road/mountain bike trail.

on Norski Cross Country Ski ...
11 days ago

Beautiful. We found parts hard to navigate.

on Atalaya Mountain Trail
17 days ago

I'm from the Midwest and would definitely not call this easy. Great trail, could have been marked better and I'd call it moderate. Fitbit registered this as closer to 8 miles. Topo map put it at 5 miles with 1760' gain. Felt like a lot more than 5 miles.