Your Ultimate Guide to the Aspen Vista Trail in Santa Fe

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous during your visit to Casa Escondida, we highly recommend the Aspen Vista Trail in Santa Fe! This 11.5-mile trek is perfect for skilled hikers hoping to immerse in the natural beauty of Southwest. Here is everything you need to know about what to expect during your journey down the Aspen Vista Trail.

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More About the Aspen Vista Trail

The Aspen Vista Trail is a lightly-trafficked route through the Santa Fe National Forest. It is rated as a moderate trail, meaning it may become difficult for beginners. Many explorers are attracted to this trail for its length and natural features including wildflower fields, a river, waterfall, and lake. During your journey on the Aspen Vista Trail, you will also be able to enjoy a variety of activities including bird watching, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. If you’ve brought your four-legged friends with you on vacation, they’ll be able to join you during your trek!

The trail is best used March through October, especially in the fall when the leaves are alive with vibrant color. For a safe and exciting journey, here is a list of items that you should bring with you!

  • Hiking Backpack
  • Map in a protective case
  • Protein-rich snacks
  • Energy beverages
  • Sturdy Rain Jacket (even if rain is not in the forecast)
  • Water Bottles
  • Insect Repellent
  • Whistle
  • Quick-dry Towel
  • Binoculars
  • Compass or GPS
  • Sunscreen
  • Chap Stick
  • Sunglasses
  • Insulation jackets (depending on the season)
  • Headlamp or Flashlight
  • Matches
  • Knife or multitool

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Aspen Vista Trail Santa FeLocated just minutes from Santa Fe, NM, our secluded and charming bed and breakfast is the ideal getaway for those seeking rejuvenation and comfort. Our 9 guestrooms are adorned with traditional New Mexican antiques and provide guests with intimate space and luxury. You will also enjoy a delicious daily breakfast, exclusive vacation packages and specials, and convenience to all the best local attractions.

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