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hiking
21 hours ago

This trail is so beautiful! It’s pretty easy going with the steepest inclines at the start and at the end. If you go this weekend I would recommend micro spikes as the second half is pretty icy. The lake is still frozen but so beautiful. Maybe my favorite hike in NM so far

Get there very early to avoid bottle necks in the narrow canyons. But otherwise the hike is phenomenal. The view from the top is beautiful and the narrow canyons were stunning.

on Tent Rocks Trail

hiking
2 days ago

Very beautiful trail with lots of interesting geology. Challenging for us amateurs, but not too much. Go early to avoid crowds.

mountain biking
3 days ago

This is, hands down, some of the best downhill biking I've done! (Maybe I should get out more?) We did make the mistake of starting at the Ski Basin only to walk our bikes uphill to the Norski TH. (Hint: Just start there!) The trail is well maintained and was such a fun ride! My 11 & 13 year old loved it, too!

A beautiful mosey! Very easy hiking and beautiful flora during the warmer months. We were surprised there were no mosquitoes. If you are going counter-clockwise from the TH, it can be confusing getting back to the TH/parking on the last 1/4 mile or so. The trail gets scattered into lots of social trails. It looks like lately, they have put a better effort into marking the trail better, but it still could use some help. Great for kids!

Great trail with easy access! Can be pretty crowded on the weekends, of course. We made a loop of it and, from Atalaya, continued over to Picacho. There are some sections of the trail going up that are pretty steep, but the views and fresh air are worth the climb. The Dale Ball trail system is well marked once you drop north of Atalaya and makes looping back to the TH a breeze.

Pleasant lollipop trail through the foothills of Santa Fe. Well marked offering great views of the Sangre de Cristo range and Santa Fe. Great for kiddos!

Great way to check out the Pueblo ruins. Don’t go on a gusty day; the switchbacks can be dangerous, but a very well maintained hike and you can hit the visitors center too.

Gorgeous views! Go early, as it gets crowded, but oh, so worth it! The tall walls or slots give shade too, so you don’t melt. High stepping towards the end make this a more challenging hike, but also interesting. Highly recommend!

awesome trail........ it would have been fun to live here 300 years ago.......

hiking
7 days ago

I good little work out. The views are just ok. Really convenient to Santa Fe so easy to pop in and out for a quick couple hour hike. Would give 4 for convenience, 3 for the hike itself.

hiking
8 days ago

Love this trail! If you want to spend the night somewhere before you hike then stay in Santa Fe or possibly North Albuquerque. Don’t bring a pet and bring $5 cash. They don’t take credit cards.

It’s a great quick hike but still a little strenuous. We went at 10:00 on a Saturday and we were done by 12:00. It was not very crowded at 10 but on our way back down it was pretty crowded. I would agree with the other comments.. go as early as you can!

hiking
9 days ago

Fun easy hike on a well maintained trail, giving us awesome views of the falls.

hiking
9 days ago

Great hike from campground to the visitors center. The views of the canyon are incredible! The trail is well maintained and not difficult.

Great trail !

Favorite trail to date.

great views for the amount of work. nice easy trail with lots of shade

Absolutely loved this trail. So much to take in from the views of distant snow capped mountains to ruins of tribal peoples. The many caves were exciting as were the petroglyphs. Loved climbing up and down the ladders and they had the cleanest bathroom I’ve ever seen in a park. Highly recommend this trail.

backpacking
12 days ago

So beautiful !

hiking
14 days ago

Nicely marked trail with great views. It made for a very enjoyable afternoon hike.

hiking
14 days ago

This is a bucket-list must do hike! If you’re in the area, make this the one you do!

Awesome place to hike. Funtastic hike and scenic views. I'd love to go again soon with family.

Favorite trail on my week in New Mexico thus far. I am not that adventurous but found this to be the right mix of challenge and beauty. The trail is very popular but worth it. The National Park pass gets you in free, otherwise it’s $5. There was another road leading up to the Memorial which was closed. I would have liked to explore that.

Beautiful ridge to walk along top with great views. Just the right amount of challenge. I walked from the museums and it took 2 hrs to the top at moderate pace. If you need easier, half as high but also beautiful, sun mountain is great....more fellow hikers there.

hiking
18 days ago

A short backcountry hike in Chaco Canyon, with breathtaking rewards...

The Pueblo Alto trail starts formally at Kin Kletsin which is a short walk from the Pueblo del Arroyo parking lot. It can be hiked as an out & back, or a longer teardrop route.

The beginning of the trail is a steep climb up the northwest side of the canyon, and is somewhat exposed before entering a narrow slot. It quickly reaches the canyon rim, and takes off southeast to contour the canyon, heading to a dramatic overlook of Pueblo Bonito. There are several interesting features to see along the way; watch for wooden park signs pointing them out.

Turning northward, the path climbs at a more leisurely pace, ascending to the Pueblo Alto and New Alto ruins with an expansive view of the canyon below. Directly south on the top of South Mesa, lies Tsin Kletsin, and to the northwest-west, is Peñasco Blanco, the two other clifftop great houses of Chaco Canyon.

This hike was easy enough to bring my eleven year old Vizsla along, but even in April, it's important to carry a couple of liters of water as the trail is primarily in the open sun and can be quite hot.

Returning down the slot can be a challenging, especially in the exposed section, as some of the "steps" are fairly tall. Because of her age, I decided to carry the dog down some of these rather than let her jump.

All in all, a very worthwhile hike.

hiking
19 days ago

This trail wasn't too difficult for us to find, we started out at Battleship Rock picnic area on trail 137 (which is well marked) along the creek. Less than 10 minutes in we found the sign that was the turn off for McCauley hot spring trail. The trail wasn't all that well maintained and there were fallen trees that needed clearing. We took the dog and he loved it, there wasn't too much traffic on the trail for a beautiful Saturday morning.

Easy hike to get acclimated to the altitude. Has good panoramic views of Santa Fe. We went towards the end of the day. Parking is very limited!!

22 days ago

Great hike

hiking
22 days ago

This trail is a moderately hard hike. We took 5 kids ranging in age from 8 to 16. They handled it well. It will give your knees a workout. Trail was well traveled for Good Friday. Many people at the springs, but there was enough room to enjoy our time there. The trail was well marked. There is not much cover to change at the Springs, so wear your water clothes up. Great places for pictures or selfies on the way.

walking
22 days ago

Just in the area exploring and decided to find a short trail to go for a walk. This was an amazing trail as far as the view. I was able to see the moon and sunset at the same time!!

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