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Address: Santa Fe, NM
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Minutes from downtown Santa Fe, a world-class mountain biking and hiking...

Minutes from downtown Santa Fe, a world-class mountain biking and hiking trail with dramatic elevation gain.

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I've been over a lot of the trail. If you start trekking East by the Ski Area you will eventually come to a fence. Go right on a side trail and come to a picturesque... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
James O
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Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

I've been over a lot of the trail. If you start trekking East by the Ski Area you will eventually come to a fence. Go right on a side trail and come to a picturesque canyon. Instead you can continue on the trail going up and over the Sangre de Christos eventually coming out at Cowles, which makes a very... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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100 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

An excellent trail system, that is somewhat less crowded than the Dale Ball and other trails closer to Santa Fe. Our favorite thing to do on this trail (beside hike) is to go mushrooming for Porcini (boletes) and Chanterelles. In the late summer early fall, given adequate moisture, it is one of the best places in the West to for... More 

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2 Thank Elliot S
Arlington, Texas
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is the trail to Lake Catherine and Stewart Lake...it is not an easy trail, but not too hard. Just unrelenting climb out of the valley.

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Thank Zane A
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Walked just the short distance from the Alpine Ski parking lot to Big Tesuque campground, because we were a group of 12 or so, and this enabled us to carpool. (Some in the group started at the alpine Ski Basin parking lot.) This 3-mile section was well-maintained and well-signed, with many beautiful wildflowers in mid-June. Mostly shady too.

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2 Thank judithbeery
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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125 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014

The part of the Winsor trail system most people are familiar with "starts" at the Santa Fe ski area parking lot and runs up into the Pecos Wilderness. Actually you can follow the same trail downhill all the way to Tesuque if you like, and this is a popular route for mountain bikers and day hikers. This part of the... More 

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11 Thank John Y
Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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175 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2013

This is the main hiking trail leading from the Santa Fe Ski Basin into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It is not for those with heart conditions or similar medical concerns, and even its base is high enough (over 10,000 feet) that you'll be puffing hard unless you've acclimatized. It's high enough to cause Mountain Sickness, so monitor your health... More 

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8 Thank canbelto
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

If you like to hike, or just walk --this is a great place to start! You will get a wonderful view of the topology and plants/trees here. This is a great way to fall in love with Santa Fe. The parking is just up Hyde Park, about 1/2 way to the ski area. And there are plenty of other trails... More 

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1 Thank Kathy K
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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93 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2012 via mobile

This is a great trail which can be found at the top of the Ski Santa Fe parking lots. It is 15-20 degrees cooler than town in the Summer and most of the time one is shaded by the tall pines. It is alo great for snow shoeing in the Winter. It does start out at about 10,000 feet. Last... More 

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2 Thank jlafla
Albuquerque
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2012

I hiked up to Santa Fe Baldy a few years ago, and fed the Bighorn Sheep which wandered up to us-peanuts out of our hands. Now maybe this was less than what pristine experts recommend, but what a cool experience to see these animals up so close. You also have the natural Truchas lakes to fish, very placid.

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1 Thank maddogcorpsman
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2012

Wonderful hike and views, may see elk and deer, there are mountain lion and bobcat and bear around, lots of history with this trail thru the aspens and above treeline

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