Tesuque Peak via FS-150 is a 11.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length11.6 miElevation gain2,168 ftRoute typeOut & back
Cross-country skiingHikingHorseback ridingSnowshoeingDog friendlyForestViewsWaterfall
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Please note that a vast majority of this trail is along a forest service road.

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Laura Christian
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Didn't complete the whole trail, but really enjoyed it. Great views!

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Gaby Castaneda
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Breathtaking views! It does take a while to get up to the top of the mountain but the views were amazing. The app does a great job of getting you there. The photos were taken on 10/11/20 just for reference :)

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D V
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Pretty—gets up out of the aspens and into the evergreens at about 3 miles. Next time to the top!

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Tessa Balach
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Nice uphill / downhill. Just missed all the leaves on the aspens, though. Still alone beautiful views from near and at the top!

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Amber S
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Gary Hand
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In the morning, few people. After reaching the summit, on the way down nearing the last 2-3 miles, there were too many people.

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Carrie Anderson
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I am *the* worst about reading more than two or three reviews before tackling a trail, so I shoulda done my homework. That said, while the views are amazing and the aspens were killing it, it's a forest service road allllll the way up, and I got a little bored. I was hiking solo, so some company might have made the difference. But, be aware, this is a wide FR road all the way up. No time really in the trees.

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Alanna Warner-Smith
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Lovely trail! Didn’t go to the peak, just did a short out and back. Aspen are turning and it’s gorgeous. Highly recommend timing it so you can walk back through the aspen a during the golden hour.

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Josh Jolly
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As usual the trail is well kept and in good shape. There were a ton of people out there today which was disappointing. Also a lot of the people were not wearing masks.

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Sarah Bermudez
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So beautiful! The leaves were truly like golden medallions!

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Matt Biggs
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Good hike, steady up rather than up down. Nice little lake visible from the top. Future camping destination.

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Morgan M
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I went out for a second time today. Still no fall colors guys! But today the morning crew all had masks and were polite/social distanced. Coming down around 1:30 tons of no mask wearers taking up the entire trail/not respecting even the 6ft rule. Super rude and totally illegal. It is a $100 fine to not wear a mask in New Mexico. Don’t be that person just wear a damn banana we aren’t being crazy just respectful of the older people who just need to get out of their house after 6 months! Masks are mandatory! And if you forget, ok but stay on the other side of the trail/away from people!

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Ralph Holcomb
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Morgan M
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Nice, a little busy which meant mask on full time for the first 2 miles but then people thin out/fewer people hike further. Only made it 3.5 up today because it rained but it was lovely regardless.

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Jenny Lievois
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Road walk, easy grade with great views at the top.

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Tom K
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May 2019 trip to Southwest, second visit to NM, last time was 15 years ago in late fall. Day 13 First Santa Fe visit. Went up only for 15 minutes along road to first creek crossing. Incredible amount of aspen trees covering entire mountain slopes. Never have seen so much aspens at once!!! Wish could come back in fall for colors one day??

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Steve Boerigter
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Very nice. It bit smoky

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Juliana Claussen
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Nice steady incline. Good elevation gain but does not feel as hard given the long hike of 6 miles each way. Make sure you start early because around 1 PM or so it starts getting cloudy. We got caught in the rain and had to cut our hike short by about 3-4 miles. Not much to see but a nice workout. Some bikers on the road but the trail is pretty wide so no issues with social distancing.

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Josh Weybright
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Nice horseback ride, follows service road up to towers. Very rocky road, shoes or boots are needed. Creeks along the way offer water...lots of grass up top and nice views.

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Madison Zuniga
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Started at the Aspen Vista picnic ground and took the FR up until it intersects with the steep unmaintained (but very good condition) trail up. That trail is a relentless climb, especially with the end being Tesuque peak which is a little underwhelming. It is a gorgeous area and there are some good views though.

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Nelson Hsu
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Nice easy trail - good for kids with some altitude

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Emily Frank
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We decided to do a shortened version of this trail with the dogs. 5 miles round trip with beautiful views of Santa Fe and waterfalls. Fresh water for the pups along the way (Raines the day before as well). The trail is well maintained however quite exposed after 11am and highly trafficked. The gradual incline was very doable and the views were beautiful. Recommend a partial out and back for a leisurely hike... I’m sure if you do the whole 11 miles it would be more strenuous.

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Nicole Achenbach
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This is an easy trail, that has a gradual but significant overall elevation. Aside from the length, it doesn’t require any hiking skills as it ascends up a wide service road. We enjoyed the variety of trees, vistas, creek sightings (at mile 1 and 2), and the view from the top of the ski lift. Around mile two there were tons of butterflies and caterpillars around.

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Danell Steffen
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Mady Womack
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Gorgeous views up top! The waterfall is not very impressive, but the views once you’re about 3-4 miles up at least are incredible. The forest is amazing right now. There is some snow but only at the very top. It’s a longer hike but not very steep.

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Heather D
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The aspens are beautiful right now since they are turning green! About 2 miles up from the aspen vista picnic parking lot is a waterfall with an amazing overlook. It is a great point to turn around which turns this into a manageable 4 mile loop!

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Elizabeth D
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Better in the fall or perhaps later in summer when the aspens have more leaves. Otherwise kind of monotonous. The mountain streams about 1.6 miles are beautiful

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Shari Parker
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Great trail. We only went about 1.6 miles up and found the river (my favorite part!) and rested there a bit before heading back to the car. Took our 4 year old up and he was able to do as well as we did. There are some rocky hills but very passable. Many butterflies.

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Jeff Zilka
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Did Aspen Vista; a beautiful day, not too much wind. Snow-free for first 2.5 miles, then alternating snow, about 18" deep, with snow-free patches all the way to the towers at the top. Based on the rate of snowmelt and project weather for next week, it should be snow-free in 2 weeks.

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Graham Chapman
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