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Atalaya Mountain Trail (#170)

Intermediate

Trail

3.5 mile 5.6 kilometer point to point
77% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,776' 541 m
Descent: -5' -1 m
High: 9,115' 2,778 m
Low: 7,342' 2,238 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Peter Olson

A great mountain trail close to town offering wonderful views from the top.

Peter Olson

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers

Runner Notes

This trail can get pretty steep and is very popular with hikers and some mountain bikers.

Description

From a large parking lot at St. John's College, the trail heads north and east. It skirts an arroyo before crossing it to gain the sweet singletrack that climbs and climbs to the summit of Atalaya Mountain.

The trail is well used and is a nice singletrack winding through the forest. There are places that contour around steep hillsides offering views down toward town. The higher you go, the steeper it gets until you top out on a more level view spot.

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Aug 14, 2018
Jacob D.
7mi
Jul 17, 2018
Jacob D.
7mi
Jul 14, 2018
Tiffany Fowler
5mi — 5h 00m
Feb 21, 2018
David Klatt
Jul 30, 2017
Jeanine Steffy
Perfect weather! (As usual.)
Apr 13, 2017
GrammaSamson
2h 00m
Nov 2, 2016
Lisa Clarke Devore
5.9mi
Oct 14, 2015
Silasmp Peterson

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  4.6 from 30 votes

#54

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#2

in New Mexico

#54

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13,933 Since Apr 8, 2015
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Photos

Nearing the top of Atalaya Mountain on the Atalaya Trail
Apr 8, 2015 near Santa Fe, NM
Atlaya Mountain approach.
Jul 26, 2019 near Santa Fe, NM
Looking up to the top of Atalaya Trail.  Huskies think snow is a good thing.
Apr 8, 2015 near Santa Fe, NM

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