Santa Fe Baldy Loop

MODERATE 2 reviews
#13 of 14 trails in

Santa Fe Baldy Loop is a 16.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rio en Medio, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
16.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5777 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

A loop including some of the best peaks and lakes in the Pecos Wilderness accessible from the Santa Fe ski basin. Unexpected wind and cold make the time up high feel a little rushed, but the views are just as grand.

hiking
1 month ago

No. My husband and I are fairly adept hikers, and we saw absolutely no way to complete this loop as written. It works to Santa Fe Baldy, but to go from Baldy to Lake Katherine as shown, you would pretty much have to roll down the side to the lake. There is no trail. If you want Penitente and Lake Peaks, there are better ways to get them.

trail running
2 months ago