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Atalaya Mountain Hiking Trail

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Address: Access from Parking Area at St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM
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Took us about three hours to go up pretty steep incline in places, but was worth it, great views, had rained a little and there was sun clouds and a rainbow when we were at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Deb R
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took us about three hours to go up pretty steep incline in places, but was worth it, great views, had rained a little and there was sun clouds and a rainbow when we were at the top, beautiful. Took about two hours to get down. Glad we came here for the day.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started in the St. John college parking lot and followed trail # 174. According to our Garmin watches, it was an 8 mile hike. The trail is fairly steep in places, but not dangerous. Take with you one to two bottles of water, you'll need it. We started at 11:00AM and the first third was pretty warm. As we... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

YOu can't believe you are so close to town, but lost in the beautiful pinon pines, accompanied by birds and views. Awesome hike. Bikers love the trail too, but are no bother.

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Juneau, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very enjoyable hike -- be prepared for a steep uphill and bring plenty of water! Easy access from downtown Santa Fe and the views form the top across the Rio Grande Valley are su[erb.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

great views, gets you high above the city when you get to the top. Steep in places, but not too steep that you can't climb the trail.

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aptos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Always a Wonderful Hike. I like to hike it in the snow. The trail is steep at parts. The views at the top are worth it.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Hiking from St. John's parking lot to the summit provides both a workout and an amazing view of Santa Fe from above.

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new mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Don't go it you don't like steep hiking. But the vistas are lovely and it's right in town. Better vistas are available but this is really convenient.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a longish hike favored by those wanting to take their dogs off leash. We encountered no issues with the dogs at all the days we've taken the hike. It starts out passing some urban dwellings and facilities, a road, but then becomes more backcountry further along and offers some beautiful views along the way. Not very strenuous at... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

An ok hike (especially if you like to hike straigt up hill). Great views from the top but it takes some effort. There are much better hikes in the area.

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