Raven's Ridge

HARD 11 reviews
#16 of 71 trails in

Raven's Ridge is a 5.5 mile out and back trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.5 miles
2516 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


horseback riding




6 days ago

1 month ago

"Raven's Ridge" is a misnomer. It's actually about 2 miles up the trail to Deception Peak, which is what the 5.5 miles refers to. Actual Raven's Ridge is a lookout that occurs after only about the first hour of the hike to Deception Peak. When you get to the Pecos Wilderness Boundary (1st half hour), turn right and follow the boundary fence. When the fence ends, you're at Raven's Ridge. It's a good 2 hour round trip hike, or a great place to pause on your way up to Deception Peak. Great views.

2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Great trail with great views. It's mostly uphill though and was a challenge but worth it for the views.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

hard start and moderate middle. climbing most of the way with few flat areas. take a right at the gate about a mile up and just follow the fence line - beautiful view for sitting and grabbing a snack.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Although I've gone on this trail several times, this past Sunday was most memorable. Cool crisp morning, heading up, which is not for the faint at heart..all up hill. So light packing is suggested. Bring only what you need. The view over Nambe Lake is awesome as well as Baldy and other peaks. This time I walked right into a white out when I got to Deception Peak, still a great experience. Going down some areas you can trot others you ll definitely need hiking poles. I prefer the out and back than the loop approach.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Most direct route to summit of Lake Peak (Penitente). Steep trail follows wilderness boundary line. Quickest day hike to a peak near Santa Fe.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Great hike in January. Dogs and I did it a few weeks ago

Friday, October 05, 2012