Buckman Mesa Otowi Peak Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Loved this hike! Here's a post that details the entire trail to the peak.
Beautiful hike. Great in winter.
Fabulous views. Love this hike. The trail can get washed out and become very rough.
Did this hike yesterday, 3-Dec-2015. Nice sunny cool (~40F) day. Beautiful views of cliffs, distant mountains, etc. Fun.
The Buckman parking area has been "improved" and there are now three easily passed iron pipe fences and gates between parking and in the sandy arroyo that is the key to finding the trail.
Solid up hill claim. Great 360 views. Not a summer hike--full exposure, no shade.