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Santa Fe Baldy to Redondo Peak Ridgeline

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A ridge top route from Santa Fe Baldy to Redondo Peak.


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Map Key

3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

64%

Runnable

12,594' 3,839 m

High

11,483' 3,500 m

Low

1,657' 505 m

Up

858' 261 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Wilderness Area.

Runner Notes

A ridge-top trail, above 10,000 feet.

Description

From an intersection with Skyline Trail, follow this trail steeply to the top of Santa Fe Baldy and gaze down upon Lake Kathrine and know that it is ice-cold. Shake it off and continue north along the obvious ridge to the rocky top of an unnamed peak about 3 miles away.

Turn around and make your way back along the ridge. There are bits and pieces of the trail, but it is not hard to follow the ridge when they disappear. Just before the top of Baldy you can detour to the east and pick your way down to the lake. From the beautiful shore of this alpine jewel, you can find the Winsor trail and climb back out to Windy Pass.

Flora & Fauna

Marmots, pika, bighorn sheep, elk, coyotes, deer, grouse, turkeys, falcons... and many more.

Contacts

Shared By:

Peter Olson with improvements by Damian Taggart

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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#106

in New Mexico

#6,900

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Photos

Mike is working his way to Redondo Peak.
Apr 1, 2015 near Nambe, NM
Heading north from Baldy
Mar 30, 2015 near Nambe, NM
Scanning the route to the pointy Truchas peaks in the distance.
Jul 6, 2015 near Nambe, NM
Finding his way
Mar 31, 2015 near Nambe, NM
Switchbacks leading down to Lake Katherine; Santa Fe Baldy is ahead
Jun 11, 2019 near Nambe, NM
Heading back from the summit of Santa Fe Baldy
Mar 30, 2015 near Nambe, NM

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