Santa Fe Baldy Via Windsor Trail

HARD 10 reviews
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Santa Fe Baldy Via Windsor Trail is a 13.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
13.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3664 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

forest

views

1 month ago

Great hike! Very manageable until hitting the tree line, then it gets pretty intense. The views are worth the effort.

1 month ago

Amazing trail! The last bit is pretty tough but more than worth it for the view of Lake Katherine. Today was perfect because there were never any serious clouds over the peak basically the whole day. Be sure to bring a wind breaker or something. The wind picks up, along with the grade, once you pass the Lake Katherine trail.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this on Saturday 9/9 with my husband and dog. Not too many people on the trail. We ended up doing Santa Fe Baldy and then continuing on to Lake Katherine, making for a total mileage of 16.6. The hike to the top of Baldy is a challenge with a lot of elevation gain. Started around 8 am. Plenty of parking in the Ski Basin parking lot across the road. Made it to the summit around 11:30 am. The aspens were starting to turn, making the first part of the trail very pretty, and of course the views from the top are great. The stream crossings were all flowing, giving our dog several opportunities to drink along the way.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Hiked to summit and returned yesterday. 7 1/2 hours.
Classic route with challenging ridge to summit, class 2. Wonderful views of Pecos Wilderness on one side and the Rio Grande valley on the other. The fires of the West made for a hazy view.

4 months ago

Hiked to the peak yesterday. From the top you can look over Lake Katherine which is frozen right now. There was a decent amount of snow, but most of the trail was clear. The view from the top is incredible.

4 months ago

My wife and I hiked only a portion of this out and back. This is a beautiful forested trail.
Snow in small patches especially on the north side.
I would like to hike to Lake Katherine in the future with three days of supplies.

4 months ago

great trail right near Santa fe, significant snow conditions exist still

backpacking
10 months ago