Atalaya Mountain Via Atalaya Trail

HARD 14 reviews
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Atalaya Mountain Via Atalaya Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1555 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

views

24 days ago

Awesome hike. We took the harder way up and the easier way down. Bring lots of water!

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

Super fun trail! Great view of the city lights over Santa Fe at the top. Would recommend going either at sunset or sunrise. Just make sure you have flashlights and know how to get back down if going at sunset... unlike us.

hiking
3 months ago

If you don’t have the time to start at St. John’s, and good hike and workout. Parking can be an issue here.

walking
3 months ago

Great 180 degree views south/southwest from the top. Santa fe, Sandias, Jemez range and Mount Taylor. Hike it few times a month for exercise because its short but steep. About 90 minutes round trip and people still pass me frequently. Lot of runners. Arrive early in peak season to get a parking spot. Best at first light.

7 months ago

For us not hard at all. We took the long way home following the other way of the valley Back after the top.

hiking
7 months ago

Challenging hike with great views at top. Starting trail is St John’s #174 runs into Atalaya #170. Length is more like 7-8mi depending on how you go. Trail option for “less strenuous “ adds about .5mi 2each way. We went up strenuous option and down less to see the difference, hike was 7.5mi. One note: coming back was not marked as well. There was sign for #170 this way, then you come to a tee with no sign. Go To the right!

9 months ago

Love it! So beautiful!!

hiking
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