Winsor Trail

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Winsor Trail is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
396 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

camping

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

river

hiking
1 day ago

If you hike New Mexico you will know that there is a lot of deferred maintenance on the trails. Winsor trail was adopted by the local mountain biking club and is amazingly smooth and beautiful. You will see many more tire tracks on this trail than boot . If you start at the main ski areas parking you will hike for about 3/4 of a mile only to connect with another access point for the trail from the road. This access appears to be a cross country ski track and it's about a half mile from the main entrance of the ski area. So you can start here or in the main parking lot. Finally the AllTrails app is way off on the elevation you lose about 3000 feet rather than some 300. Also an out and back on this trail would be about 19 miles.

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hiking
5 months ago

A great hike. I've been going there for more than 20 years and I never get bored.

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hiking
9 months ago

beautiful!

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Beautiful but tough. I love the aspens, though.

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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hiking
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Start from parking lot Ski Santa Fe - at trail head you begin with a series of switch backs - was (for me) the most difficult part of this trail (especially since it was was our first day at altitude) - you gain a saddle and fence/gate - the Winsor continues thru the gate - trail evens out nicely from here and is nice brisk walk - we stopped at bridge crossing pretty stream (and also point where the Winsor meets with the trail going up to Nambe Lake) - we had passed a backpacker coming out who told us the trail to Nambe was "a bitch" - so, we elected (on our first day hike in the area) NOT to try that part of the trail - lots of beautiful trees, very well maintained trail, you'll see lots of hikers due to the popularity of the area - you'll LOVE it!

snowshoeing
Friday, January 30, 2015

From the Nordic Ski Trail, we snowshoed downwards. It nice winding trail, through some beautiful valleys and evergreen pine trees. The snow was new and fresh allowing us to form our own tracks. When not in the sun it can be cold, but that was not often. Now we hiked down three miles, going back up was a work out. great for winter shoe shoeing and any other time hiking!

hiking
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I've done this trail several times. Ive done it three times in January this year. You need spikes for the ice at the start of trail up at Ski Santa Fe. Nice igloo on the hike

hiking
Friday, January 10, 2014

Definitely need snow shoes if you go this time of year..I couldn't pass half way due to ice....very fun though...looking forward to go on spiky shoes or on a different time of year

hiking
Friday, October 11, 2013

The overview states it's primarily used for "hiking and Mountain biking", but most of this trail is in the Pecos Wilderness Area and bicycles are prohibited there. It is a great hiking trail and it hooks up with other trails in a wonderful wilderness.