Atalaya Mountain Trail

MODERATE 154 reviews
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Atalaya Mountain Trail is a 6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1899 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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walking

forest

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This is a short day hike from St. Johns College trail head east side of the city of Santa Fe, NM into the edge of the Santa Fe National forest.

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6 hours ago

beautiful view from the top..

3 days ago

This was a beautiful hike and just challenging enough due to altitude. My daughter and I live in Texas and are visiting Santa Fe. It was her first hike, and she did amazing! I on the other hand was short of breath, but the scenery made it worth it.

6 days ago

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7 days ago

Beautiful spring cool day. Great trail. Us Texas boys got winded a couple of times but overall easy to manage. Some spring flowers.

hiking
7 days ago

We hiked this trail on a Thursday morning. Started 9:50am and finished around 11:30. We are both in good shape (frequently working out, jogging, tennis, etc) and still there were times where we were huffing and puffing due to some of the climbs (keep in mind we're from Texas). Quite a nice variety of inclines. So worth the climb. Gorgeous views!! There was still some snow left on the mountain in mid May

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11 days ago

Fun trail! Great views! Came across a deer on the way down.

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20 days ago

Great views, in and out of sun, well marked, trail varies, some wildlife (horny toad lizard, Albert's squirrel, birds), variety of vegetation, not too busy

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike! My daughters and I hiked on Easter Saturday and wasn't too busy at all! First 'moderate' hike for us Texan girls. Since the elevation is almost doubled from where we live, we were a little short of breath at a few spots, but def do-able! Took exactly 3 hrs round trip, but of course that was stopping many times for pictures! :) *we were surprised there wasn't signage at the top saying 'you did it', explaining the views, educating on some historical data, etc... Parked at the college and can down via Casa Blanca trail and our Fitbit and Apple Watch showed 7 miles as well, not the 6 indicated. Overall great fun first 'moderate' hike and ready to do more!

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