Borrego-Bear Wallow-Winsor Triangle Trail

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Borrego-Bear Wallow-Winsor Triangle Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.8 miles
846 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


2 days ago

Starting with the good: this trail was awesome. Very scenic with stream, mountains, meadows, etc. Not too hard, not too long. We also made some fun friends with fellow hikers along the trail.

Then the bad (and it was very bad): the trail is not well marked, at all. Our roughly 3 mile planned hike turned into a 5 mile hike, which we would’ve been fine with, except it dumped us out at the wrong trailhead. We then had to walk nearly another 4 miles back up the mountain on the highway to get to our car. Luckily we brought plenty of water, because there is no shade on the highway and the asphalt reflects the heat. Definitely print a map and follow it very closely. We still don’t know where we got off course, and we are fairly experienced hikers with multiple Eagle Scouts in our party.

10 days ago

not enough signage to actually find the triangle. lost with kids was no bueno, gracias new mexico

11 days ago

Nice trail, well shaded. Leash requirement for dogs rarely followed/enforced.

13 days ago

Nice in summer because it is under full canopy. Many dogs off leash which is annoying.

23 days ago

Awesome! Steady decline for the first half, the second half is uphill. Lots of shade and breeze. Would definitely recommend!

27 days ago

Will travel another 100 miles to take this hike again! loved it, and strongly suggest to take the fork to the right, the incline is easier. Lots of shade, and water.

29 days ago

A fun and moderate trail, was less rocky and more humid than we all expected. We went on July 19, 2018 and found the area to be mossy and aromatic, less dry, and teaming with flora. We heard birds along the trail but didn’t see any wildlife.

Only saw a few other hikers and one mountain biker. I’d definitely go again.

1 month ago

Only thing it lacks is a view - but a lovely stream and trail - a few big trees down but just reopened this morning after 5 weeks closed due to fire hazard - so no complaints!

2 months ago

Hiked this last week. Perfect hike for a sunny day as altitude and shade were in abundance. We extended the hike north on the Windsor trail to make it a total of 8.5 miles. Would do this one again.

trail running
2 months ago

Hadn't been on that trail in about 10 years. Use to mountain bike that regularly. Still a great trail. Lots of people anymore but still worth it. Keep your ears out once you hit Windsor. Bikers come up faster then you run, unless you're Usain Bolt.

3 months ago

Challenging and fun

4 months ago

Pretty much as advertised. Loop trail that’s down hill outbound and up hill back to TH. We took a few breaks on the return leg. Great workout fior my 61 yr old knees.

6 months ago

A very good moderate trail. well maintained hard pack with various gradual inclines and declines. no views since the trail winds through the forest only. a good workout!

7 months ago

The trail was horribly marked and very deceiving. It was supposed to be a 4 mile loop, but that was not the case as we got lost twice and ended up hiking about 12 miles. Be careful with the trailhead markings!

7 months ago

Nice forest hike in the snow.

8 months ago

I like this trail; however, the last couple times, I was interrupted en route by a herd of cattle blocking the trail! No way around them, so I had to turn around & go back.

8 months ago

Nice leisurely walk through the forest and along a river. Pleasurable despite being a down and back up hike, it’s an easy grade all the way. It’s well shaded and a very good path that is very popular, especially with dogs often off leash. It’s rated moderate, but is on the easy side of the category. It’s worth lingering along the river.

9 months ago

Perfect hike.

10 months ago

Shady trail in forest down to creek and back. Many dogs off leash.

10 months ago

Good day hike! It wad a little hard towards the end considering we are newbies. Everyone is super friendly and has their dogs with them.

10 months ago

Beautiful hike!

11 months ago

Great 2 hoot hike...get your 10000 steps!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Great hike. A little challenging at the end if you are not acclimated. It is definitely a strong moderate trail.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Nice hike through beautiful pine and aspen forest. Cool and shady, could be done any time of day. There were a lot of people on the trail, but not so many that we didn't get periods of solitude. Gorgeous country. The Windsor trail section along tesuque creek was great. Mostly easy with a couple of moderate stretches. Some long uphill sections so do be adjusted to the altitude..,

Sunday, July 30, 2017

This trail is another favorite. We are starting to branch out after getting the Santa Fe day hiking book, but this trail we do often. It is a little more strenuous, you get a good workout in. Smaller parking lot, but you can park along the road.
The hike has shade and you can go along the Windsor trail if you want to extend your hike.
This trail is about a 2 hour hike for the fast hikers, a little longer is you stop and linger and take in the beauty!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Perfect first hike on visit to Santa Fe. Shaded, forest air.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

We hiked from left to right and missed the turn from Trail 254 onto 150. We added about 2 miles to the the 4 mile trail. The trails and scenery are lovely. Thank goodness for the creek. It makes for a restful, refreshing stop.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Well shaded to escape the sun. Wouldn't say it's somewhere between easy and moderate.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Did this trail last week and loved it! There are mountain bikers out there but all respectful of hikers.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Pretty trail, not difficult if the elevation doesn't bother you. Would have been easier if I had bothered to look at the profile....

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