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a nice hike. not too difficult. some inclines and nice view of ski santafe and Mount Baldy from the top.

Great hike and nice view of Santa Fe

Fantastic hike with great views of Santa Fe! this is a must-do hike when in Santa Fe. Well marked trails ensure you won't get lost and there are many interconnecting trails. well maintained trails and this hike will give you a good workout.

Great way to spend a sunny afternoon.

hiking
12 days ago

Made the trek to the top on 12/31/2017. Started at St. John’s College. It took about 2.5 hours to get to the top (I did a few other side trails) and about 30 min to get down. The view from the top was INCREDIBLE. The weather was perfect as there was no snow on the mountain yet. The trail is easy to follow, about half way up it splits between a “steep route” and “easier route”. I took steep up and easy down. There are breaks in the trees on the way up for pictures but the real view is at the summit. Perfect pano of the whole town. Highly recommended.

A beautiful hike with a relentless ascent but is pretty relaxing at a slow pace. The water was frozen like little glaciers along and on the path which was a unique way to see NM. I loved the views on the drive into the mountains and all along the path. This is a great quick hike or you can turn it into a decent extended hike with all the paths off of the main trail.

The trail was horribly marked and very deceiving. It was supposed to be a 4 mile loop, but that was not the case as we got lost twice and ended up hiking about 12 miles. Be careful with the trailhead markings!

Easy loop hike with cool caves and unique petroglyphs and great views. Perfect if you only have a couple hours left in your day.

Moderate to difficult trail, great views, no water so plan ahead. Took us 2 3/4 hours round-trip, including a 15 mn break on top.

backpacking
16 days ago

This trail was great! The start of the trail (at Windsor trail head) was a steep climb getting you ready for what was in store when you got to the last 1 - 3/4 mile. As previously stated in the other reviews, the last bit of the hike wasn’t well marked, but through the ice we were able to navigate the correct path, leading to breathtaking views. We were able to stand on the frozen lake. Hiking the trail in December definitely added difficulty with the steep slippery climbs. Definitely wanting to hike this again in the summer!!! Must do!

hiking
16 days ago

Good easy hike. Wear hiking shoes for loose footing. Great distance and super maintained trail. On the top, You only get to look South towards Town.

Tough trail but well worth your trouble!

hiking
22 days ago

Great hike with interesting historical features and beautiful views. Easy if you’re able-bodied, but lots of narrow, rocky stairs and two ladders that make this more challenging for people with joint issues, balance or coordination issues, or fear of heights. Our 70-year-old parents (not regular hikers) loved it but found it challenging.

backpacking
22 days ago

Super fun and the dogs loved swimming in the lake while we ate lunch!

hiking
23 days ago

One of my favorite places. Arriving at the end of the day caused my hike to be limited. The archeological aspect is awe-inspiring. Very rocky, a little incline getting up to the pueblos. i am in moderate shape, and thought it was taxing going up to the cliff. However, take your time, as it is definitely worth it.

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike. Afternoon, no-one was on the trail. It was awesome having the place to myself. A little steep and slippery at the end as I was there after a rare significant rain shower. Worth going to the falls, view is fantastic.

It was a easy hike and the views were amazing!

walking
25 days ago

Great short hike that is easy to get to.

Nice forest hike in the snow.

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