Alamo Vista Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tesuque, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length2.4 miElevation gain1,187 ftRoute typeOut & back
dog friendlyHikingNature tripsSkiingWalkingBird watchingForestViewsWildlifeRocky
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Liam Koons
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Fun trail. Hard work getting up but the views are worth it. Good hike to get used to altitude. I used snowshoes but I probably should have used crampons. Definitely more icy snow than powdered snow. my advice, bring both snowshoes and crampons and decide when you get there.

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Wolfgang Blumel
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very icy, steep and dangerous this morning. gotta watch your every step

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Wolfgang Blumel
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storm’s a comin

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Wolfgang Blumel
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steep and fun!

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Nathan Thillairajah
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Significant elevation gain for such a short hike, but all worth it for the view at the top!

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Elyse Rucker
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trail was beautiful. My corgi would only do 1/4 but the 1/4 that we did was beautiful. make sure you have adequate ankle support in your shoes (definitely recommend hiking boots for this one.)

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Eduardo Briceño
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Kelle O
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Gorgeous aspens!

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LeighMae Provencher
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Fantastic trail, straight uphill the whole time with amazing aspen forests and stunning view at the top

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Lorrie Lopez
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Great. Steep in spots. Great views

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Brad Nyberg
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Great trail. Steeper at the beginning with some loose rock.

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Makanani M
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steep made into a nice 2 hour loop

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Roland Pabst
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What a great hike! Steep at the beginning and at the end and in-between just great. Lots of shade and at the end you have this incredible view into the Jemez Mountains and Santa Fe. On the way up and down you have plenty of time to look out for wildflowers.

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Ernest Godlove
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Alexandria Felicia
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If you're looking for a short, good climb, this is definitely the trail for you. There is not much shade as the Aspen are bare due to the caterpillars. Trail is dog friendly. View at the top is worth it. Moderate foot traffic with a few mountain bikers coming down the trail.

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Inge Rachel
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Great, steep hike! I hiked up Alamo Vista then down Trail 152 which follows the creek. Nice loop!

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Knate Myers
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Beautiful hike through thick Aspen groves. Aspens are just past peak but still plenty of color :)

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Sarah K
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Very beautiful! This was the first hike of my 5 day camping trip at Aspen Basin Campground. Coming from South Texas, it was hard for me because I wasn’t acclimated to high altitude. Beautiful Aspens on the way up! Gorgeous views from the top!

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Sheena Chakeres
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Just lovely. Steep but short.

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Chrissy O'Neill
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Trailhead begins behind park info sign. Make sure you turn left up the steep, narrow & rocky trail. First 15mins or so are pretty steep. A bit of a calf burner. Got to the top in 45-50 mins (stopped to have a chat with other hikers). Only ran into one other couple on the trail! Beautiful and feels secluded, like your own private aspen forest. The views are spectacular. Coming down was challenging (wearing sneakers with no tread on the bottom and no poles). The steep and rocky bits are a bit tricky on descent, so take care.

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Ashey Ann
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little steep at parts but lovely hike through a meadow of aspens to a ski lift lookout.

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Ralph Cooley
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Great trail, solid climb. We like to continue climbing past quad chairlift offload 3/4 way up towards repeater towers on ridge at top of ski area, then loop it back by way of Aspen Vista trail. Obvious fire road to make the connection. Makes it about a 6-7 miler.

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Brenda Robillard
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This is definitely one of my favorite hikes, close to town yet once entering the grove of aspens it's like being in church. Especially lovely in the fall. The climb is a little intense but since it's only about a mile to the too of the chair lift it's worth the views when you get there. There's another way down that gets you back to the service road but since we bushwhacked our way I can't share the details. It follows Big Tesuque Creek. We've also headed up towards the radio antennas and gone on to Deception and Lake Peak from the top of the quad lift on previous hikes. I bet you didn't know that there's an 18 hole disc golf course up there too. Cheers to happy hiking!

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Austin Winters
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Love this trail, I'm currently writing an article on this hike. However in the description, the most accessible and most popular town and drive is from Santa Fe. Not Rio en Medio. From Rio en Medio accessing this trail head is only by foot or ATV and is much farther than from Santa Fe.

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Christine Lamar
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Beautiful trail. First section is quiet and inside an Aspen grove, with several little streams along the way. Not a ton of wildflowers, but definitely enough to add color. It took me about an hour to get to the first outlook point; hiking up to the ski lift area took another hour and a half after that. Enjoy!

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Ted Nixon
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Nice trail through a grove of Aspens. Would be super in October. I question the level of difficulty. Hard climb. 18% incline for 1 1/4 miles. View at the top is worth the climb.

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Lisa Brewer
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This is a new favorite! It’s steep but worth it. The Aspen grove is like entering a secret world. The views at the top are spectacular. We’re probably moderate in hiking ability and got to the top in about an hour and 15 minutes with a break to let the rains slow down .

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Aspen Harding
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This is a gorgeous trail, especially during the fall. It can get decently crowded during certain times of the year though. Easy to get to and not too difficult to hike.

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Diana Dutchman
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If you are looking for challenging this trail I s not for you but it is a very nice trail for a moderate hike. The scenery is lovely.

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j p
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Weekends will be busy, and the drive takes a while coming from ABQ. Great trail running for the scenery, but an ankle buster in places. Watch out for the people who let their dogs off leash. Trail is quiet, even with a crowded parking lot. The aspen forest is truly amazing. Trail head is directly behind the park information sign. The flat trail is NOT the same trail. You'll know you're on the right trail because it's narrow and steep at the beginning.

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