La Bajada Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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La Bajada Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.6 miles
567 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers

off road driving
10 months ago

Not completely closed, only the bottom section is that is on Indian land, the top sections are still open but you have to go thru Santa Fe to get there.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Drove all the way here and the trail is closed. Disappointing waste of time.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

This looks like a lovely hike, but we drove to it and found ourselves on private roads that said "keep out". Off of 16 we turned towards "Tetilla Peak Recreation Area" but there was no actual road marking that it was Tetilla Rd. We can to a barrier on the road and had to go right, but it does seem to follow the map with the hard right. We found the dirt road in the directions (when you zoom in) but no trail. Any suggestions?

Monday, January 25, 2016

I don't know the history of this place but I could feel it. The trail is what I take to be a working ranch road. But you might get the feeling, like I did, that you're walking one Old Road. Maybe the original path up the ancient escarpment, La Bajada. Each hairpin and attendant straightaway offers surprising variations of consistently mind-blowing vistas of the Ortiz, Jemez, and Sandia ranges. Our youthful companions and a sudden drop in temperature, limited our approach to the top. A friendly, fellow hiker told us that you can make a loop of it by closing the northern and southern spurs by hiking along the mesa rim.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Neat area with lots of surprises. most just do the west side and up top. The east is better.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016