Tesuque Creek Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A short day hike to a rushing mountain stream within minutes of Santa Fe. This hike’s proximity to Santa Fe is part of its attraction. Within 20 minutes of leaving the Plaza, you will be strolling through Douglas-fir, spruce, and aspen. The hike touches only a tiny fraction of the Santa Fe National Forest and its 1,000 miles of trails.
From the parking lot, the well used trail drops down into a wooded, dry creek bottom. It follows the creek down for about 0.5 mile to a junction. Go right at the junction, staying on Trail 150. The trail climbs up a small tributary to a low saddle, before dropping down again. After a fairly steep descent into another tributary, the trail reaches Tesuque Creek, announced in advance by the roar of rushing water."