Atalaya Mountain Trail

MODERATE 192 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, walking, and trail running 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

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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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9 days ago

One of my favorite trails to follow. And it can connect to many other trails as well. It took me about 3.25 hours to complete.

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22 days ago

Last mile is very strenuous, but well worth the climb. Amazing views of Santa Fe and neighboring mountain ranges.

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24 days ago

Great hike in late evening with sunset views over Santa Fe. Bring sunscreen on sunny days--lower 1/2 of trail doesn't have much cover/shade.

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1 month ago

Parking at trailhead very limited. we parked in the visitor section at a nearby college. Take plenty of water, great views!

2 months ago

takes time. allow plenty. there are shady parts. steep sections. good news is there are lots of hikers so you have company.

2 months ago

Challenging 6 mile in and out hike with great views of the New Mexican plains south of Santa Fe. We took the steeper route up to the top and it made for a shorter, more intense hike. 8/10

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2 months ago

It's a climb but gorgeous views the whole time. Did get caught in a hail storm on the way down however.

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2 months ago

Nice trail with great views over Santa Fe once you get to the top. the route was well-marked, with signs at every fork and one that pointed out the steeper from the easier route. We encountered lots of other hikers going both directions, so it seems to be a popular trail. One thing I didn't like was that the trail seemed to go right behind people's backyards for almost the first half of the hike, so houses were always close-by and visible. The hike took about three hours total.

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2 months ago