Aspen Vista Road

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87594

Aspen Vista Road

Aspen Vista Road Professional Review and Guide

"The Tesuque Peak Road (FR 150) begins at 10,300 feet and traverses forests of mixed conifer and aspen to take you up to Tesuque Peak at 12,300 feet. As you climb higher you will emerge from these big trees to find altitude-stunted pines and the tundra-like vegetation that characterizes alpine life zones.

Once you reach the radio towers you will have some spectacular views to take in. Lake Peak (12,409 feet) and Penitente Peak (12,250 feet) rise immediately to the north and east of you. Santa Fe Lake is just below you."

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Trail Information

Santa Fe
Nearby City
11
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Technical Difficulty
Difficult
Physical Difficulty
2 to 3 hours
Duration
This is a summer and fall ride. The high elevation of this route means snow stays on the ground late into the spring. You are exposed up here and should keep an eye out for afternoon thunderclouds. If they should start to rumble, take cover.
Season
10,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,800 feet
Top Elevation
Santa Fe National Forest, Espanola Ranger District
Local Contacts
The Santa Fe National Forest Map is adequate for seeing how to get to the trailhead and following this route. You can also use the USGS 7.5-minute quad for Aspen Basin.
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018