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Redondo Peak Trail No. 131

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

Phone:
505-753-7331
Basics
Length:
3 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9800 feet
Elevation Range:
9800 feet to 11200 feet
Elevation Change:
1400 feet
Usage:
Light
Season:
Spring to Fall

Description

From the Rio Capulin Trail 158, the Redondo Peak Trail 231 turns to the south and climbs steeply up the Rito Frijoles, gaining a ridgetop with good campsites and great views. Continuing east it drops down into a dense stand of fir, and junctions with the Horsethief Meadows Trail 243. Following north along Trail 243 will bring you back to the Rio Capulin Trail 158 near the Panchuela West area.

Tour Companies

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

Outspire Hiking and Snowshoeing From alpine to desert, Outspire guides enrich your experience by giving context to your hike. So that your destination is not only what you see, but a sense of where the area fits in New Mexico's history, geology and natural world. Our hiking guides are experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated to share the joy of being outside! Day hikes and winter snowshoe outings are planned to suit your interests and fitness.

Details

Length:
3 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9800
Elevation Range:
9800 feet to 11200
Elevation Change:
1400
Usage:
Light
Season:
Spring to Fall
Useful Map(s):
USGS: Sierra Mosca, Truchas Peak, Aspen Basin, Cowles, and Pecos Wilderness Map
Additional Details:

The meadow affords fine views of Redondo Peak, Pecos Baldy, Truchas Peak and the East Pecos Baldy.

In some places the trail is very steep, but most of it is moderate. There are numerous water sources. Even in the summer the nights are cold so take warm clothing along.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

This short trail is accessed either from the Rio Capulin Trail 158 on the east, or the Horsethief Meadows Trail 243 on the west. See these other Recreation Opportunity Guides for specific information about access to these trails.


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