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Borrego/Bear Wallow Loop Trail No. 150, Trail No. 154, Trail No. 182

Contact Info
Santa Fe National Forest
1710 N. Riverside Drive
Española, NM 87532

Phone:
505-753-7331
Basics
Length:
4 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
1.5 - 2.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8200 feet
Elevation Range:
8200 feet to 8900 feet
Elevation Change:
700 feet
Usage:
Heavy
Season:
Year Round

Description

Beginning at the parking lot, the Borrego Trail 150 drops down into a lovely shady valley full of aspen, fir, pine, shrubs, and flowers. In about one-half mile the trail forks. Take the right fork, which keeps you on the Borrego Trail 150. The trail climbs onto a ridge with long sweeping switchbacks. Then a narrow section of trail drops you down to Tesuque Creek. You must cross over to the north side of the creek, and a fallen log here makes a handy bridge. Follow the creek past the edge of an aspen and grassy meadow often used as a dispersed campsite, and turn left at the next intersection onto the Winsor Trail 254. This is a designated National Recreation Trail, and actually winds from the village of Tesuque to the west up into the Pecos Wilderness to your east and all the way over to the village of Cowles in the upper Pecos River Valley.

Follow the Winsor Trail to the east along Tesuque Creek downstream for about a mile. A weathered sign indicates your left turn onto the Bear Wallow Trail 182. You cross the creek again and climb a sharp grade, getting away from the creek. Once you reach Bear Wallow and the junction with the Borrego Trail 150 again, retrace your steps as the trail gently climbs back up to the parking lot.

Tour Companies

  • Santa Fe Area
  • Snowshoeing, Hiking
  • 505-660-0394

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Details

Length:
4 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
1.5 - 2.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8200
Elevation Range:
8200 feet to 8900
Elevation Change:
700
Usage:
Heavy
Season:
Year Round
Useful Map(s):
USGS: McClure Reservoir, Aspen Basin and Pecos Wilderness Map
Additional Details:

The Borrego Trail is a historic sheep drive trail from the northern villages to the capitol of Santa Fe. The word Borrego is a euphemism for sheep.

This short loop is one of the most popular hiking trails on the Forest. It has a wide variety of trees and flowers; and is used practically year round by local hikers as well as out-of-town visitors. Because of the heavy use, this trail is not for someone looking for solitude.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Santa Fe take Hyde Park Road (State Road 475) for 8 miles. After passing Hyde State Park turn immediately into the paved parking lot on your left. There is parking for about 9 cars.


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