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Great trail, not too difficult & has some great sights.

hiking
7 days ago

This hike was very enjoyable. There was a lot of varied foliage, which I found very interesting. We did the hike in late fall, which was perfect with the color changes to some of the trees. We saw a tarantula (almost stepped on it), so be careful. We also saw one of those fire moths? Can’t remember the name, but also supposedly very painful to get stung by. We saw deer all over. The trail was fairly easy to follow, be sure not to walk over the stone barriers that people have made. Devils hall was worth going all the way to the end of the canyon. I also found the wind interesting in this area. The ranger said that the winds and weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared for wind.

on Atalaya Mountain Trail

hiking
9 days ago

My wife and I hiked about 3/4ths before we turned around due to darkness. Nice hike through St. John’s College and the woods. We did get high to see a nice overlook. Definitely would hike again.

Kind of fucking hard. That said I’m glad I made it to the top and I’m glad I made it to the bottom. Great views from the top and Minnie great views on the way. That said I’m glad I made it back. You don’t think

Was a bit icey yesterday but still so beautiful and a nice hike :)

Did this a while back during the summer and loved it! Such beautiful views and unique rock formations! Would definitely go back if I’m ever in this area again!!

hiking
19 days ago

Very pretty hike with great photo ops. We did this on 12/27 during the government shutdown; we had to park in a lot outside the visitor's center and walk up the easy (paved) .3 mile trail to the visitor's center, then to the campground to the trail head. It was VERY cold in the canyon--according to my phone, it was 10 degrees colder than by the visitor's center. I definitely could have used some extra layers.

hiking
19 days ago

Closed because of government shutdown. We drove out here and had to find out the hard way. The road is blocked off with 5 more miles to drive before getting to the trailhead.

Beautiful!! Hiked this on Christmas Day ‘18 with friends. Nice to have some snow and great views. Turned around about just before the top, but still enjoyed it!

Had to park outside the gate due to government shutdown. The wash was a bit snowy/icy due to storm. Be on the lookout for cairns in the wash out as it can sometimes be a bit hard to follow. It was a beautiful hike, although very windy. I did it in trailrunners with no problems on the snow/ice.

Great trail! Take the steeper, short route...it’s not too bad. Views are incredible at the top. You can come down the same way you came up but the trail connects to a bunch of other trails if you keep going. The signage on the other trails(Dale Ball trails, I believe) is great so you won’t get lost.

Interesting area and cool little climb to the top with some really amazing views..!

Really helps us a lot to stay on the trail.

one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever been on

the trail is not Mark that good the last couple miles back to the tram parking lot

not as scary as I was expecting. it was a quiet day and less foot traffic made our hike more enjoyable.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail for me and my dog. At times it can definitely get steep and slippery in the snow. If at all concerned, I would bring some yaktraxs. Luckily, my dog worked on pulling me down the mountain like my shoes were sleds.

We ended up taking the Dale Ball trail back towards our car. Make sure you know how to get back to where you parked if you go back a different way since there are a lot of private lands and roads around here.

1 month ago

Amazing place to (hike to) see the sunset. A good hour jog up and you can see surprisingly far... it's truly a beautiful view.

trail running
1 month ago

I love this trail! Sometimes I hike it, sometimes I've run it. Did it Today, up and then back down, in 3 and a 1/2 hours total!

Well marked trail with easy road access. Great hiking in the Slot Canyon...not to hard but fun.

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic.
This is like 3 separate hikes in 1.
The first mile or so is an easy walk through the slot. Great rock formations and an easy walk for any age. One person in another group did get claustrophobic and turned back.
The next 1/4 mile of so is a climb. Some trail, some stairs some switchbacks. It is a little bit of a challenge. Some smaller kids were having trouble and it is steep. The trail can be narrow with areas to pull over and let oncoming hikers pass. There was ice on the trail when we were there but it didn't cause too much problem.
The last part is on top of the mountain. Fairly flat trail with long views of the valley and other mountains. Again- beautiful.
I highly recommend this hike. The rock formations and the slot are amazing.

Amazing views.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike, took 2 hours because it was leisurely. I loved going in between and on top. Stunning panoramic view at the top. Really truly breathtaking.

hiking
1 month ago

First off you have to bring your own whiskey. Second off byow (water). The trail starts out with fascinating foliage and scenic views. Although beware because there may or may not be an enormous aggressive snake running rampant through the trails. Later on, the trail begins to ascend about the same rate as a child’s playground slide although with slightly more igneous rock. You also may encounter feral badger as we had to remove one from a cholla cactus (see photo). If you choose to bring a metal detector, you will not be disappointed. We may or may not have buried some treasure ;) You’ll eventually reach a fork in the trail where you have to decide if you actually have aspirations in life or you are a total piece of trash that takes the easy way out. Be aware of various attire you may encounter on the trail (old man shorts). Make sure you are mentally prepared for that. Once you reach the the summit, enjoy your climax. Eat the Cheetos drink the whiskey and descend a new person with an optimistic view on life. This was truly life changing.

1 month ago

Snow the last few miles but great hike

hiking
1 month ago

My mom and I did this trek early in the morning on our way to Santa Fe. It’s more easy than moderate other than some elevation gain, but the tent rocks themselves are amazing to see.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing trail! Very little snow and ice left on the trail in the shade in early April. Views are breathtaking.

Beautiful just very busy

hiking
2 months ago

What a great hike! Definitely do the slot canyon, and if you want to avoid any crowds go early morning weekdays. There was practically no one there.

Dogs not allowed on trail

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