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Atalaya Mountain Hiking Trail

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Address: Access from Parking Area at St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM
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Excellent vistas and an interesting trail

Very enjoyable hike -- be prepared for a steep uphill and bring plenty of water! Easy access from downtown Santa Fe and the views form the top across the Rio Grande Valley are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Juneau, Alaska
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Juneau, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable hike -- be prepared for a steep uphill and bring plenty of water! Easy access from downtown Santa Fe and the views form the top across the Rio Grande Valley are su[erb.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great views, gets you high above the city when you get to the top. Steep in places, but not too steep that you can't climb the trail.

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aptos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Always a Wonderful Hike. I like to hike it in the snow. The trail is steep at parts. The views at the top are worth it.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Hiking from St. John's parking lot to the summit provides both a workout and an amazing view of Santa Fe from above.

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new mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Don't go it you don't like steep hiking. But the vistas are lovely and it's right in town. Better vistas are available but this is really convenient.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a longish hike favored by those wanting to take their dogs off leash. We encountered no issues with the dogs at all the days we've taken the hike. It starts out passing some urban dwellings and facilities, a road, but then becomes more backcountry further along and offers some beautiful views along the way. Not very strenuous at... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

An ok hike (especially if you like to hike straigt up hill). Great views from the top but it takes some effort. There are much better hikes in the area.

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We made it to the top and it was beautiful! We are both in our sixties and live in SC so the altitude change was rough. The climb to the peak is strenuous but when you get there the view is fabulous. It took us three hours to climb up with a lot of huffing and puffing. We made it... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Mt. Atalaya is a great hike that you can do if you're in Santa Fe. The trail head is located right next to St. John's College. You can hike all the way up for the great views or you could just do part of the trail either way you will enjoy it.

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Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We found our way to the St John's College parking lot where you will find signs directing you to the trailhead. Following the St Johns trail for a bit, you will then cross a road. Following the trail from there takes you to a large wooden fence/gate where you will see a sign that says Atalaya Mt Trail with a... More 

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