The Best Santa Fe Hiking Trails for Spring

Take a hike at the Santa Fe National Forest, one of the best places for Santa Fe hiking

There’s no shortage of big adventures to be had this spring in northern New Mexico, including getting out to explore some of the best Santa Fe hiking trails. Santa Fe is actually one of the top destinations in the southwest for hiking, and the opportunity to get outside and explore these magnificent landscapes is hard to pass up. Spring also happens to be a wonderful time to visit and take advantage of all the great New Mexico hiking trails near our Bed and Breakfast.

Our Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of northern New Mexico, close to all of the best things to do in the area, including the top Santa Fe hiking trails. More importantly, Casa Escondida offers travelers a welcoming and comfortable place to rest your head. With six private acres to enjoy and a centralized location between Santa Fe and Taos, there’s no better place to stay in northern New Mexico. Get ready for an adventure, and book your room at our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast today!

A family hiking through Tent Rocks, one of the best Santa Fe hiking trails

9 of the Best Santa Fe Hiking Trails

Nestled at the foot of the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe is a favorite hiking destination for travelers visiting northern New Mexico. Within minutes of downtown Santa Fe, there are more than 30 miles of Santa Fe hiking trails to explore, not to mention many more within a short drive of town. There’s variable terrain to make for interesting adventures, and many of these Santa Fe hiking trails are suitable for year-round adventure.

Many of the top Santa Fe hiking trails are also rated as easy to moderate, but there’s a trail for you no matter your level of experience with hiking.  Get ready for some truly breathtaking scenery, too.  Here’s a list of some of our favorite Santa Fe hiking trails.

  1. Of all the great Santa Fe hiking trails to explore, one not to miss is The Dale Ball Trail network. Here, you’ll encounter nearly 23-miles of hiking and mountain biking trails and will enjoy some classically beautiful New Mexico beauty.
  2. Atalaya Mountain Trail in Santa Fe is a 6-mile out and back trail that leads you through beautiful aspen forests before ending with a breathtaking view at the summit. It is considered an easy hike, and dogs are welcome on leash.
  3. The La Tierra Trails in Santa Fe make up 10.5-miles of untouched Southwestern beauty. This is one of the best Santa Fe hiking trails for jaw-dropping mountain views.
  4. Some of the most popular Santa Fe hiking trails are found at Tent Rock. In particular, the Canyon Trail, which meanders through a beautiful slot canyon, is magnificent.
  5. The Chamisa Trail in Santa Fe is a great hike if you want to get up in the mountains. Due to its elevation, it’s best between April and October.
  6. The Aspen Vista Trail in Santa Fe is a lightly-trafficked route through the Santa Fe National Forest. It is rated as a moderate trail, which may become difficult for beginners. Many explorers are attracted to this trail for its length and plethora of natural features, including wildflower fields, a river, a waterfall, and a lake.
  7. The La Piedra Trail in Santa Fe is connected to the Dale Ball system and makes its way into the Santa Fe National Forest. It’s a short but exciting hike and one of the prettiest parts of Santa Fe.
  8. If you’re looking for one of the more challenging (but still rewarding) Santa Fe Hiking Trails, consider the Winsor Trail. The 13-mile trail winds its way through stunning pine forests, alpine meadows, and meandering streams.
  9. A beautiful mountain paradise awaits when you hike the Nambe Lake Trail. The journey begins in the Santa Fe Ski Area parking lot and moves into stunning aspen and pine forests. You’ll enjoy views of Mount Baldy before eventually reaching the alpine Nambe Lake and a picture-perfect alpine paradise.

Stay at our relaxing Bed and Breakfast while enjoying the best Santa Fe Hiking Trails

The Best Place to Stay in Northern New Mexico

As you can see, just hitting all of these Santa Fe hiking trails alone will keep you busy for days, and we haven’t even started talking about the area’s top restaurants, museums, and other attractions.  There are so many wonderful things to do in Santa Fe and the rest of northern New Mexico, and we’d love to be your home base for all of it. Located between Santa Fe and Taos puts everything in your grasp.

Our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast is located in the charming town of Chimayó, famous for its Santuario de Chimayó, and close enough to both Santa Fe and Taos so that you can enjoy the best art galleries, museums, restaurants, outdoor attractions, and all the other great things to do in northern New Mexico. When you’re done, though, you’ll love the quiet and tranquil ambiance of our home away from home.  Surrounded by glorious New Mexico Scenery, it’s easy to see why our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast ranks as one of the best places to stay in northern New Mexico.

Relax and unwind on our beautiful six-acre property, enjoy the comfort of our guest rooms, and savor a delicious breakfast every morning of your stay. There’s nothing quite like a stay at our northern New Mexico Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today.

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