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The trail was a little steep at first, but levels out at the top. The steeper portion is definitely doable, and well worth it. You have great panoramic views. You also get a great bird’s eye view of the Indian ruins below in the canyon. You also get a great view of the Alcove house across the canyon. Overall, an easy hike. We saw a lot of blooming cacti, flowers, etc. I would definitely recommend this hike to anyone.

Great hike. Up most the way and then down coming back. Fairly hot today but decided to have lunch at the springs.

Went with a few friends and we all left happy

Not much to see. Couple of good shots of the surrounding mountains but otherwise just a lot of scrub pine. Lots of offshoot trails, so you need to keep watch of the trail numbers.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful views!!! Went towards the end of the day and there was no one out there! Very serene! Moderately difficult grade but totally worth it!

hiking
1 day ago

Moderately difficult hike but worth the climb! Absolutely beautiful and very unique scenery!

1 day ago

Private property... not open to the public.

1 day ago

Private property... not open to the public.

1 day ago

Private property... not open to the public.

1 day ago

Private property... not open to the public.

Private property... not open to the public.

1 day ago

Private property... not open to the public.

hiking
1 day ago

My dog and I are standing at the end of the trail right now. Spring is such a beautiful time, the greens will never be greener, wildflowers blooming, beautiful forest, spectacular views!
Strenuous but worth it!

BTW this trail distance here is 4.7 miles out and back. My app states 3.3 miles one way to the end which connects with the Columbine TR #60 and the Lobo Peak TR #57

Which would put the total out and back at 6.6 miles

hiking
1 day ago

Completely different hike for Santa Fe. Lush and green with Douglas Fir instead of Ponderosa.
A beautiful creek and impressive caves.

Good shade, not much of a view

hiking
2 days ago

A whimsical and ethereal collection of hoodoos and twisted geology. The egg factory is surreal, especially near sunset as the golden light really brings out the patterns on these bizarre features. The petrified wood was a real surprise. I can across one large log and numerous smaller sections. There were shards of petrified wood scattered everywhere. Great place to wander.

Fun trail. Popular trails

Very good trail up the hill I haven’t been around

Great hiking trail. Straight up, crazy trail

Graveled trail

Hiked on 5/21, trail is clear of snow but as others have said the trail is hard to follow at points with numerous spur trails leading seemingly nowhere. Once you turn off trail 254, just make sure to keep hugging the creek on either side, and the trail will come back into focus. Otherwise, pleasant hike with some beautiful meadows en route to an awesome payoff. The lake is framed by a giant granite bowl and is a perfect place for a lunch. Trailhead is over 9000 feet and they trail climbs another 2000 so, even after three days in and around Santa Fe, we still had to take the big climb slowly. The air up there is thin.

We got hailed on during our hike down, which is way better than being rained on because my shoes stayed dry.

Great quick hike. Some in our party did only the loop, some took the spur to the base of the climb at the end, and some of us did the whole climb, making for a great hike for a multigenerational party. The whole thing is beautiful l, totally worth a day trip from nearby cities. The trailhead is above 5,000 feet so you might breathe a little harder than usual on the climb, but it was quick and easy.

This is a seriously underrated hike. The scenery was just beautiful and the trail was easy to moderate. The mileage is incorrect however. Round trip it’s just under 20 miles. The description makes it sound as if it follows the river but it doesn’t, as such the last chance to top off on water is about 3.5 miles in at a horse trough. My friend and I did this as a 3 day trip and set up our camp at mile 5.4 by Bob’s trail junction. Having seen the rest of the trail and camping not currently being allowed by Pecos Falls I think it’s the best spot to camp by far. After the trail turns off the Hamilton Mesa trail to the Falls there are a fair number of downed trees but the trail is still passable.
In the morning I saw a herd of elk and I night we heard coyotes. I saw a fair amount of mountain lion scat. All-in-all this is an A+++ hike. Just perfect.

It was a nice day out in the middle of no where. i think if it was later in the season there would be more green which would make it even a better hike.

One of the first hikes in the area. a little warm but a nice hike. Coming down was a little slippery with loose rock.

Loved it. went a couple months ago and it was great with the different terrain throughout. It was a very windy day and I lost my favorite cap.

Completed this beautiful hike. It was challenging climb. The view are work every bit of it.

hiking
2 days ago

Awesome hike. Just remember bring anti tick spray.

Gorgeous views of the surrounding New Mexico landscape.

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