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The Best Backpacking in Santa Fe County

Looking for the best backpacking in Santa Fe County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Santa Fe County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Santa Fe County

  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Lake Katherine via Winsor Trail

    13.45 mi / 2864 ft gain
    Lake Katherine via Winsor Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Tererro, New Mexico.
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  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Anatoli Route

    16.37 mi / 4856 ft gain
    Anatoli Route is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Raven's Ridge - Windsor Loop

    10.76 mi / 2828 ft gain
    Raven's Ridge - Windsor Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Backpack to Lake Katherine in the Pecos Wilderness

    5.0
    16 mi / 1450 ft gain
    Accessible June through October, snow lingers on the trail late into the summer. This is a very popular, well-marked route so if it's solitude you're seeking, you'll probably be disappointed. At least on the weekend.The trailhead is at the parking lot for Ski Santa Fe. You'll climb from 10,250 to...
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  • Pecos, New Mexico

    Hike the South Pasture Loop Trail

    3.8 mi / 196 ft gain
    The South Pasture Loop trail, while part of the Pecos NHP, isn't in the main park. Currently, this trail is only open on the weekends and the road gate closes at 1pm. The trail itself closes at 3pm, and takes about 2-3 hours unless you plan on hiking for speed. No pets allowed. 0.7 miles down th...
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  • Tererro, New Mexico

    Katherine Lake

    10.58 mi / 3625 ft gain
    Katherine Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Tererro, New Mexico.
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  • Tererro, New Mexico

    Spirit Lake, Katherine Lake, Stewart Lake, and Lake Johnson Loop

    22.38 mi / 5223 ft gain
    Spirit Lake, Katherine Lake, Stewart Lake, and Lake Johnson Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Tererro, New Mexico.
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  • Tererro, New Mexico

    Spirit Lake and Stewart Lake Loop

    13.56 mi / 3097 ft gain
    Spirit Lake and Stewart Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Tererro, New Mexico.
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  • Tererro, New Mexico

    Truchas Peak Loop

    28.86 mi / 6660 ft gain
    Truchas Peak Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Tererro, New Mexico.
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  • Tererro, New Mexico

    Jack's Creek Trail

    12.72 mi / 2736 ft gain
    Jack's Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Tererro, New Mexico.
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  • Tererro, New Mexico

    Truchas Lakes

    24.47 mi / 4797 ft gain
    Truchas Lakes is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Tererro, New Mexico.
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  • Tererro, New Mexico

    Beatty's Trail

    16.38 mi / 2933 ft gain
    Beatty's Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Tererro, New Mexico.
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  • Tererro, New Mexico

    Hamilton Mesa Trail

    9.86 mi / 1070 ft gain
    Hamilton Mesa Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Tererro, New Mexico.
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  • Tererro, New Mexico

    Beatty's Trail: Hamilton Mesa Trails 249 and 260

    11.22 mi / 1739 ft gain
    Beatty's Trail: Hamilton Mesa Trails 249 and 260 is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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  • Tererro, New Mexico

    Mora Flats

    7.24 mi / 1014 ft gain
    Mora Flats is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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  • Tererro, New Mexico

    Hamilton Mesa to Pecos Trail

    23.35 mi / 3015 ft gain
    Hamilton Mesa to Pecos Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Tererro, New Mexico.
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