Alamo Vista Trail (Aspen Vista Picnic Area)

MODERATE 10 reviews

Alamo Vista Trail (Aspen Vista Picnic Area) is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rio en Medio, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.3 miles
1171 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips



7 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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.

9 months ago


11 months ago

Great if you're looking for a pretty short out and back hike that's moderately strenuous with good elevation gain, great views and lots of aspen. It starts at the very popular Aspen Vista trail head but most people go right past it as it heads up the ridge to the left just past the gate to Aspen Vista.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Did this today along with the Norski. Both are pretty short. This one can burn your legs if you don't watch out. It is a great workout-I think the overall gradient is about 15-20%. As a hiking trail it is ok, but my preference is for longer trails.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Absolutely beautiful! A bit of a climb but the view is totally worth it.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

The WONDERFUL but moderate to difficult (depending on your fitness level - altitude gain over 1200 ft.) Alamo Vista Trail (trail #381) goes from the Aspen Vista Campsite to the top of Santa Fe Ski. It starts to the left of the gate as you enter the forest service road. The trail goes up from the forest road a few feet as it follows the fence then you see the wooden trail sign and it takes a right turn and you continue this trail up along the ridge. First a blend of fir trees, then Aspen majority after that through a meadow and then through pine forest. Last is alpine terrain. You arrive at the top of Santa Fe Ski where you can continue on to several trails and mountain peaks.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Friday, September 09, 2016