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Seems to be a nice peaceful trail. I went up there looking to photograph wildlife. Didn't see much, but it was a nice walk. I didn't get to finish the hike because I ran out of water and some storm clouds were moving in, but I was only a few miles short. Pretty good look at Santa Fe when you get up there.

Both, my gps and google maps took me the wrong way to get to this place. From Airport Rd. and Cerrillos intersection go east for roughly 3-5 miles. You'll come to the brown historical site sign and see a parking lot.
For the next bit, I had to make two trips to the site because there aren't hardly any directions once you get there. Follow the wooden arrow signs up to the cliff. An arrow points up. It's a very rocky and semi-dangerous climb so be sure to have some good boots on. Don't climb over the cliff, the Petroglyphs are on the cliff wall. Go left and you'll see a vague path. If you go right, you won't see hardly any, and waste a day like I did. There are hundreds up there, maybe even thousands. When you look down to the dirt road, roughly when you align with the fork in the road, you'll be near the glyphs. If you continue going left the path gets more rocky and eventually turns into private property; go there at your own risk.
Take lots of water, I went through a gallon. There isn't much for shade up there. It seems like a good spot for rattlesnakes, but I didn't see any in my two day visit. If you want an easy way to get back to the parking lot, try to find a way to the top of the cliff and there's an easy path to follow at the top.
You'll hear occasional gunfire up there, but it's coming from an outdoor shooting range a Camel Tracks a few miles away, and they shoot in the opposite direction of this site. I'd say the entire experience is roughly three hours long with a short stop for a lunch break.
Again, takes lots of water and wear some good boots, the trail is short but very rocky. And, please do take care of the ancient glyphs. Some jerks like to go up there and scratch their own garbage into the rock face.

1 day ago

A decent trail with great views. It follows an Old Forest Service road. So it is not really a trail but instead of road. There is no signage for the trail and just start up The forest service road that has a locked gate and a sign waning against parking in front. The grade is easy but steady for the elevation gain. Definitely make the effort to go to the top as the views open up. You will know that you're at the end when you reach the top of the Santa Fe Ski Area. I'm sure that this is a four or five star trail in the fall as there are tons of aspens as the name suggests. PS for Dirtbag campers like me there is great free camping around the parking lot of Santa Fe ski basin.

off road driving
1 day ago

Hot! 114 degrees! However, still gorgeous. I have two New Englanders with me, they were sweaty but enthralled with the scenery. Just be cautious with the roads, not quite as on the map.

on Embudo Spring

1 day ago

Wouldn't recommend this trail if it's going to rain, many wash crossings plus parts of the trail are the wash itself. Lots of side trails at the beginning to see new areas. Very pretty trail for being so close to the city

Cool views. Trail is a lot of blow sand so appropriate shoes a must. It is steep in places but the trails crew has installed steps. Take water

Did this today along with the Norski. Both are pretty short. This one can burn your legs if you don't watch out. It is a great workout-I think the overall gradient is about 15-20%. As a hiking trail it is ok, but my preference is for longer trails.

This is the easiest trail (above 10k elevation) I have found in the SF area. Nice to ski in winter too. Today the flies were out in force especially near the trailhead. Good trail for an easy run at altitude.

1 day ago

Nicely maintained (BLM) 3/4-1 mile paved trail (handicap friendly-including wheelchairs), with 14 'information points' so you learn about the Lava field, wildlife & plants of the area. Takes 60-90 minutes and has good photography capability throughout. Better to go early morning/evening to see/hear more wildlife moving about. There are also numerous picnic & camping areas with water/electric & dump stations, & restrooms/showers. Information/gift shop has BLM maps, as well as other related books-including children's books/toys. Definitely could/will do this again!

2 days ago

Great trail with Amazing views! If you want to make it to the lake though make sure you have Hiking boots and Trekking sticks. The last mile you encounter snow and you need to be properly prepared or its a bit dangerous! Overall great trail!

2 days ago

View from the top is amazing!!!!