What you'll do
We will meet at a popular location in the downtown area. From here we will escape the heat and drive the very scenic mountain road through dense pine forest and a massive aspen grove to the Santa Fe ski area ( 10,250 ft). From the trailhead, we will climb up the well used "Winsor" trial eventually entering the serene Pecos wilderness. A beautiful meandering path will lead us past rushing waters of Nambe creek, to the lush meadows of Puerto Nambe, and onto the rocky summit of Santa Fe Baldy. We will return the same way we came. This is a very strenuous day hike and is only recommended for individuals with a strong hiking background, a high level of fitness and a willingness to spend nearly the entire day on their feet. We will need to work as a team and be considerate of all members of the group. If coming from an area of low elevation be very cautious of our high altitudes and the effects they can have on most people. Consider spending time acclimatizing before venturing to the high mountains. With all of that in mind know that this is an adventure of a lifetime and that every challenge can be met. Total Hiking Distance: 14 miles (3300 ft elevation gain) Duration of Hike: 7-9 hours Door to Door from downtown Santa Fe 8.5-10.5 hours
Hi, my name is John, I am an outdoor enthusiast, and proud owner of an adventure-based company called Rocky Mountain Backpacking-an outdoor adventure company that offers guided day hikes in the natural areas that surround Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico, as well as multi-day trips throughout the four corner states. I have been actively engaged in leading wilderness adventures for the past 15 years and I hold WFR and CPR credentials. We work directly with the forest service and are fully permitted to operate on this trail system.
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Where you'll be
We will spend our time in the high mountains that constitute the beginning of the Rocky Mountain chain. We will pass through the heavily wooded subalpine ecosystem as well as the lunar-like alpine/tundra. Our senses will be rewarded with a diverse array of flora, clear mountain streams, vast meadows, and the feeling of being on top of the world.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Plan to pack a lunch and bring an assortment of snacks that will fit your dietary needs. Also, be sure to bring at least three liters of water per person. We will talk over the phone prior to the hike. Will accommodate private groups of six
Hike - Santa Fe Baldy (12,622 feet)