Big Tesuque Trail

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87594

Big Tesuque Trail

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"The Big Tesuque Trail is rarely busy beyond its first 0.25 mile, and most of the traffic is on foot from the Big Tesuque Campground and Picnic Area.

The trail whizzes down to Tesuque Creek and offers a tranquil spot to relax and cool off in the waters. This trail is for those who like to have their dessert first—the trail is all downhill for the first half and all uphill on a moderate climb all the way back to the Big Tesuque Trailhead."

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100 Hikes in New Mexico (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Martin
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"The Big Tesuque Trail is the forgotten link in the extensive trail system on the west face of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Santa Fe. Hikers flock to nearby trails, but Big Tesuque is usually an excellent choice for a walk in solitude."

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Trail Information

Santa Fe
Nearby City
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Skill Level
2 hours
Santa Fe National Forest Headquarters, 11 Forest Ln., Santa Fe 87508; (505) 438-5300;
Local Contacts
Dharma Maps, Santa Fe Explorer, 2012
Local Maps

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