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Atalaya Mountain Trail

Santa Fe, NM

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Atalaya Mountain Trail is a 6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Fe, NM that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews

on Atalaya Mountain Trail
8 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Great trial right in town. Easy morning adventure.

on Atalaya Mountain Trail
4 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

I'm a low-lander, so I would call this moderate, rather than easy based on the altitude. The trail is beautiful and has a few different distinct landscapes. I took my time and enjoyed the views and the wildlife, and finished in about 4.5 hours.

on Hyde Memorial State Park ...
4 days ago

hiking
2 Completed4 Reviews

State park service rates this as difficult due to the 1000 ft vertical climb in first mile. Be prepared for challenging hike with beautiful views as your reward. Actual mileage is 3 miles.

on Hyde Memorial State Park ...
6 days ago

hiking
3 Completed3 Reviews

Really pretty and moderate hike with beautiful views and alpine forests. Not overly demanding at all. The second half of the hike was a bit confusing after we came back to the road but other than that I enjoyed it.

on Atalaya Mountain Trail
6 days ago

hiking
3 Completed3 Reviews

Challenging but enjoyable hike with nice view of the valley at the top. Hot in the beginning but more shaded after that.

on Picacho Peak Trail
6 days ago

hiking
3 Completed3 Reviews

Lovely hike with beautiful panoramic view at the top. Moderate in difficulty. I enjoyed the views and wildflowers along the way as well.

on Arroyo Hondo Open Space
7 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Really easy trail for kids, we loved this place! The views are beautiful. Some shade, but expect sun. We went in Summer at 7:00 PM, took us 50 min to do the 1.6 miles. Great experience!

on Nambe Lake
8 days ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

Awesome! Hard to wade in lake because of silt though.

on Nambe Lake
8 days ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

on Nambe Lake
8 days ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

on Dorothy Stewart Trail
9 days ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

on Atalaya Mountain Trail
9 days ago

hiking
19 Completed12 Reviews

This is a great trail to get yourself conditioned for the trails up around the ski basin, Baldy and Lake Katherine.
I took the steep trail and it was a great workout but the easy trail meets up with steep pretty quickly. Some gorgeous views of Santa Fe and Santa Fe ski basin

on Atalaya Mountain Trail
9 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Nice day hike very convenient to Santa Fe. I'd call it "moderate" rather than easy based on the length and steepness. About half way up there's a split for the "easy" way or the "steep" way. The easy way has nice vista views but goes a little out of the way. The steep is pretty steep but much shorter.

Overall this is a nice trail to get out in the woods on without driving far out from town. It's good to have AllTrails or a map - the trail splits a few times and it's easy to get off course.

on Borrego-Bear Wallow-Winso...
11 days ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Lovely trail, beautiful wooded trail with ups and downs and great features...

Loved it!

on Dorothy Stewart Trail
12 days ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

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.

on Atalaya Mountain Trail
15 days ago

hiking
6 Completed8 Reviews

Awesome trail if you do the whole thing to the summit of Atalaya mountain. I ran out of time and turned around at 8800 feet to return to the St John's parking lot. Great views. In comparison to other trails in the region this is not an easy trail and the top part along the ridge can be tricky with a lot of trees down across a narrow trail. It was only on the way down that I saw a sign saying that the trail was closed for maintenance.

on Dale Ball Trails North
16 days ago

mountain biking
1 Completed1 Reviews

I mountain bike this trail by my self, there are lots of beautiful scenes and the trails are great. You will see people hiking and biking too!
It took me about 1.5 hours taking a few breaks. I recommend!

on Hyde Memorial State Park ...
16 days ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Awesome, and what a view when you reach the top!!!
We did it anti-clockwise and reached the top at sunset: I'd recommend going clockwise so that if you spend a tad too long looking at the sunset you can get down to the road quicker and not get caught in the dark!
But best hike in these parts yet.

on Chamisa Trail
16 days ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Lovely for an evening walk!

on Atalaya Mountain Trail
17 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Was really fun beautiful view!!