Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Fe  by Linda Regnier and Hope Di Paulo

Best Easy Day Hikes: Santa Fe Guide Book

by Linda Regnier and Hope Di Paulo (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Santa Fe  by Linda Regnier and Hope Di Paulo
Santa Fe is well known as an artist's paradise, but the diverse land offers so much more to the hiking enthusiast. This compact guide will direct you to some of the loveliest short hikes in Bandelier National Monument, Pecos Wilderness, and Hyde State Park areas. Venture to breathtaking peaks or hike low-lying canyons while catching engrossing glimpses into the rich culture and history of northern New Mexico.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Santa Fe" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 25.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 25.

This is a desert plateau and canyon hike to the Rio Grande. After an easy beginning on high desert terrain, the trail descends along switchbacks, through a small, lush riparian area, onto the sandy ba ...
White Rock, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
This hike takes you into the Bandelier Wilderness to experience quite a different environment from the summer crowds and activity centering around Bandelier Park Headquarters. We found steep descents ...
Los Alamos, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.5
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This hike begins on the outskirts of the city of Santa Fe and affords panoramic views of the Rio Grande valley and the city of Santa Fe as well as an introduction to the vegetation characteristic of t ...
Santa Fe, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
This hike offers spectacular views from Hamilton Mesa of the principal peaks in the Pecos Wilderness. We found many early summer wildflowers throughout the hike, but the most impressive and abundant w ...
Tererro, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
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The destination for this hike is the location of an old cabin that no longer exists; it was built by a gold miner in the late l800s. It is still sometimes referred to as Beatty’s Cabin and is located ...
Cowles, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
This hike, close to Santa Fe, is suitable for children, well shaded, and a good introduction to the mountain terrain, fir-aspen belt vegetation, and wildflowers of this elevation in the Sangre de Cris ...
Santa Fe, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
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This hike, which uses Borrego Trail 150, Bear Wallow Trail 182, and Winsor Trail 254, is close to Santa Fe and a quick way to get the flavor of the mountains and streams of the Sangre de Cristos. It i ...
Santa Fe, NM - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.3
Although there is a substantial elevation gain on this hike, it is for the most part a pleasant, gentle trail along the canyon bottom, paralleling a small stream. We met a friendly hiking group from L ...
Los Alamos, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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This hike takes you to an intersection with Trail 251. A set of caves along picturesque Cave Creek is its unique feature. It is appropriate as a family hike, especially if the caves are the turn-aroun ...
Cowles, NM - Fishing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 4.1
This hike is close to Santa Fe and offers a good workout as well as great exposure to piñon-juniper and mixed conifer vegetation belts. As a summer hike it is shaded much of the day. Although th ...
Santa Fe, NM - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.3
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Although this is not a hike with spectacular vistas, it has its own rewards. We refer to this hike as an “aspen lover’s dream,” as the trees seem to envelope the entire trail. The hike is also replete ...
Cowles, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
This hike provides an opportunity to see not only the natural beauty of the falls but also the geological history and vegetative diversity present in Frijoles Canyon. You will pass two waterfalls on y ...
Los Alamos, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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The Frey Trail, once called the Old North Trail, was used by all visitors to Bandelier until 1934, when the Civilian Conservation Corps built the present road. For ten years it was the only trail Mrs. ...
Los Alamos, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
This hike begins north of Los Alamos at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area and gives an easy introduction to the gentle and inviting Jemez Mountains. The beautiful meadow, Can~ada Bonita, lies directly ...
Los Alamos, NM - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.6
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This hike is located in Hyde Memorial State Park, New Mexico’s oldest and highest-elevation state park. It is situated along the Little Tesuque Creek in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, very close to S ...
Santa Fe, NM - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.4
This is a hike filled with wonderful distant views of the high Pecos Wilderness peaks. Be sure to carry a lot of film in your backpack. If you decide to spend several days exploring this area, Jack’s ...
Cowles, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
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Because this trail begins at the Santa Fe Ski Basin, it has less use than those closer to Santa Fe. Its destination is a beautiful valley complete with a stream running through it and a close view of ...
Santa Fe, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
This hike begins in a residential area in Los Alamos. To reach the trailhead you must go through the community center where two excellent museums are located. You may want to plan extra time for explo ...
Los Alamos, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
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This is a pleasant hike, without extreme inclines. The trail winds through spruce, fir, and aspen forest to the meadows of the Mora River. Early summer wildflowers are abundant.
Tererro, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
This hike, along Winsor Trail 254, is well worth the time and energy necessary in order to obtain spectacular views of the peaks and valleys surrounding Santa Fe.
Santa Fe, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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