Sun Mountain Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews

Sun Mountain Trail is a 1.4 mile out and back trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
721 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

hiking
6 days ago

I have lived in Santa Fe for 8 years and did this hike for the first time recently. Loved this hike and although fairly difficult and pretty steep, the 360 views are gorgeous. Lots of space at the top for a picnic. The trail is relatively exposed so a hat, sunscreen, or sun shirt is wise.

hiking
18 days ago

The trail is a bit hard but my four years old grandson did it in 50 minutes to the top.

hiking
25 days ago

A beautiful trail overlooking Santa Fe! It starts out with a gradual incline and continually gets steeper. Once you reach the switchbacks they are short and steep and a fun challenge. The views of the area and the mountains across the way are gorgeous. This hike is the very essence of New Mexico, the true land of enchantment!

hiking
1 month ago

Good uphill hike with nice view.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views. Despite the description, from the trail head to the summit is .9mi. The last .4mi is fairly steep to the point of being strenuous.

3 months ago

This trail is so beautiful and challenging because it is rocky and rather steep. Once at the top, today I hopped on over to Moon Mountain. Equally as beautiful.

hiking
4 months ago

Kind of a slog...trail is pretty steep and my head was down most of the hike. The views are great on top though.

hiking
4 months ago

Close to town, did not pass many people, trails were clean. Some steep parts but nothing overly difficult. A nice short hike with a great view.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike close to town. Not very busy on a really nice Saturday, so that was awesome! Took about 45 minutes to go up and back (not a loop, up and back are the same route). Well maintained trail with switch backs. Not much parking, maybe 5 cars worth. Short hike, but good elevation to get the blood pumping. Lovely views of Santa Fe, binoculars could be fun.

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9 months ago

Gorgeous views of Santa Fe. Love this trail

9 months ago

Close to town. Shade in morning. Steep but rewarding as it’s only about 30 minutes to the top with great views.

hiking
11 months ago

Sunday, August 20, 2017

This was a great trail. Kinda steep at the end there for newbies but so worth it at the top.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Lovely short hike! Perfect when you are on a tight schedule but want a decent workout and nice views. Parking is a bit annoying, but not too bad.

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