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Atalaya Mountain Hiking Trail

Access from Parking Area at St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM
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fantastic view!

the view from the top is amazing and well worth the hoof up. as you get closer to the top it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mystique67
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lafayette, ca
Great hike

This was a super nice hike with great views. We hiked about 4 miles just really a nice trail. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
italian71
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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Access from Parking Area at St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM
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"great hike"
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"miles round trip"
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"challenging hike"
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"day hike"
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"bring water"
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"worth the effort"
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"great workout"
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"sea level"
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"walking stick"
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"up hill"
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"picacho peak"
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"minutes from santa fe"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the view from the top is amazing and well worth the hoof up. as you get closer to the top it is quite steep which is fine going up but coming down is a bit slippery (hard base covered with gravel). it took us about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a super nice hike with great views. We hiked about 4 miles just really a nice trail. We would recommend.

Thank italian71
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked atalaya to enjoy a sunset and then hiked down in the dark with our headlamps. I highly recommend this hike and if you do it at sunset definitely take the proper headlamps to get down safely. Amazing views from the top and a...More

Thank Ella G
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Atalaya is a wonderful hike, however it’s no cakewalk. Take your time, it can be steep, but the summit is worth the effort. Glorious views, bring a lunch.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Great place close to downtown Santa Fe to get out in nature. There are multiple trails for hiking. Lots of free parking

Thank Alec D
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This trail is lovely and well-maintained. The ascent offers a good workout, and the views at the top are worth the effort.

Thank Ashley S
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Atalaya trail is getting pretty crowded unfortunately. You can park at St. John's College and begin your hike there. Take water. Hiking poles are good. Wear a hat. Have good shoes with hiking tread. Remember that everything is 7,000 ft + altitude and above. It...More

1  Thank AptosAmy
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This is a challenging hike to the peak of Mt. Atalaya but the view from the top is well worth the effort. So beautiful to look over the town. Hiking or tennis shoes are needed as the trail is rocky and steep. It took us...More

2  Thank family0f6traveler
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Up the side of a big mountain may leave you a bit winded, but the view from the top is breathtaking as well. It is such fun to look down on Santa Fe and see all your favorite spots from a hawk's eye view. Plenty...More

Thank 625frisco
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

one has to be fit to do this hike - quite some eleveation to get up to & down again. but the view is stunning from up there.

Thank holaguapa3
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qilin2015
26 November 2016|
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Response from MomoBobo | Reviewed this property |
If you are an average "hardy Brit", I wouldn't anticipate that you would encounter much difficulty on the trail. Obviously you want to have some good Footwear that would be up to the occasional mud/snow you're likely to... More
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Layne1888
22 July 2016|
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Response from Bgoodtoall | Reviewed this property |
The Atalaya Trail is a lovely trail. The elevation in the first 3/4-1 mile is not very steep, so it will be a nice walk, and yes, it is worthwhile to walk for a mile or so and back. Take water and wear sun protection. Enjoy!
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debandsteve5150
1 June 2016|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
Not a good idea as you are heading up to 9200 feet, so there can be a 15-20 degree drop in temperature from your start point. Prime causes of death for hikers in the area are hypothermia (Winter) and dehydration (any time)..
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