Pacheco Canyon Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
#39 of 74 trails in

Pacheco Canyon Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly 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.

2.7 miles
377 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips



wild flowers

3 days ago

We didn’t read the comments so when we finally went into the Four Seasons for directions both the doorman and the Concierge denied all knowledge of the trail! We gave up and did the Rio En Medio instead.

29 days ago

Nice views, good work out.

3 months ago

I’m glad I read the reviews first because I almost turned around and headed elsewhere when the map took me to Four Seasons. The trail is marked to the left of the service entrance and there are poop bags at the trailhead. This trail gives 360 views of every mountain range within 100 miles and although you pass through private properties and there are houses on the hills below, they were far enough away so there weren’t any issues with my wanderlusting dog.

11 months ago

Beautiful views. The trailhead is marked Camino Encanto and is part of a loop trail around the Four Seasons hotel. Follow the green painted stakes.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The trail starts at The Four Seasons Hotel, so don't be fooled when your directions take you there. I was fortunate and was able to park in the valet section, but was given the go ahead from the people at the front desk.

The vistas are absolutely breathtaking in the beginning of the hike, and if you take a left to go around the loop, you will find yourself walking for a little while along an old riverbed. There will eventually be a trail that cuts off to the right from the riverbed so make sure that you take that - it goes uphill. Definitely check your map at that point so you don't continue along the riverbed.

Overall, it was a fairly easy hike but absolutely beautiful.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Even with its proximity to the residences of random desert dwellers this trail deserves its fifth star for its fun hilltop layout. Views upon return, the beautiful lands of my Native Cousins, the plateaus, the mountains, they breath into its hiker the nativity of their life... Thank you for being among us, as you are, not as the evil of our present system would have you be...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Nice light morning hike from right outside our balcony at the four seasons!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Nice trail. Great views
But starts at Four Seasons Hotel which must have been built since this All Trails map was drawn.
Trailhead is on the side of the service area road of the Hotel.

4 months ago

9 months ago

Friday, December 23, 2016