Buckman Mesa Otowi Peak Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1223 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

2 hour easy to moderate hike. Recommended for cooler weather as there is no shade. You traverse a deep eroded arroyo with lots of interesting offshoots first. Pay attention to the Rick piles that alert you to where the trail up the Mesa starts. Once headed upward it's a south facing slog all the way up to the top of the mesa. Once at the top you have the option of further scaling the highest point from which you have a unique and striking panoramic view from the Sandias almost all the way to Colorado. Very highly recommended hike but bring lots of water!!!

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Loved this hike! Here's a post that details the entire trail to the peak.
http://thetrailsofjeffandcharli.blogspot.com/2017/01/buckman-otowi-peak.html

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike. Great in winter.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Fabulous views. Love this hike. The trail can get washed out and become very rough.

hiking
Thursday, December 24, 2015

hiking
Friday, December 04, 2015

Did this hike yesterday, 3-Dec-2015. Nice sunny cool (~40F) day. Beautiful views of cliffs, distant mountains, etc. Fun.

hiking
Monday, June 01, 2015

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.

hiking
Friday, April 06, 2012

Solid up hill claim. Great 360 views. Not a summer hike--full exposure, no shade.