Hyde Park Circle Trail

Santa Fe, New Mexico

3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars
1 Review
3 out of 5
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 Santa Fe. Although there is some steep climbing, the panoramic views of the Jemez, Sandia, San Pedro, Ortiz, and Sangre de Cristo ranges make this hike well worth the effort.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Santa Fe

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Best Easy Day Hikes: Santa Fe

by Linda Regnier and Hope Di Paulo (Falcon Guides)

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 Santa Fe.

Although there is some steep climbing, the panoramic views of the Jemez, Sandia, San Pedro, Ortiz, and Sangre de Cristo ranges make this hike well worth the effort.

© Third Edition Linda Regnier and Hope Di Paulo/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Santa Fe
Distance: 3.4
Elevation Gain: 1,058 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Spring through Fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Hyde Memorial State Park, 740 Hyde Park Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501; (505) 983-7175, (888) NM-Parks; www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/ hydememorialstatepark.html
Local Maps: USGS McClure Reservoir and Santa Fe NM. USDA Forest Service Pecos Wilderness Map. Available at Hyde Park Visitor Center on Hyde Park Road; online at www.emnrd.state.nm.us.
Driving Directions: Directions to Hyde Park Circle Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

10/16/2008
1

Started this hike about 6:30 AM with the help of a full moon. The trail is extremely well defined and marked. Starting across from the Ranger station, you hit probably the steepest part for the first mile or so. Since it was still pitch dark, I couldn't see much, but got to see the sunrise over the mountains when I reached the top. I was a bit disappointed that you never got a clear view towards Santa Fe valley, but overall, it was very peaceful and got the heart pumping. I was short on time, so it was a great hike. Completed it in about 1.5 hours, although I finished it off walking down 475 instead of crossing over and doing the East side. Overall, if you're in Santa Fe and have a couple of hours and want to take in some great scenery and get a good work out in, this is terrific. If you are into trail running, this would be a great choice as well.



Trail Photos

Activity Feed

May 2018