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Upper Nambe Trail No. 101

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

Phone:
505-753-7331
Basics
Length:
.5 mile
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
30-45 mins
Trailhead Elevation:
10000 feet
Elevation Range:
10000 feet to 10400 feet
Elevation Change:
400 feet
Usage:
Light
Season:
Spring to Fall

Description

The Upper Nambe Trail serves as a shortcut from popular Winsor Trail 254 to the Rio Nambe. The trail is a pleasant meandering hike downhill through a thick stand of aspen and meadows down to the junction with the Rio Nambe Trail 160. From here one can hike upstream or downstream along the Rio Nambe, but a short hike downstream from this junction will bring you to the meadows of La Vega, a popular camping spot just below the shoulders of Santa Fe Baldy.

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:
.5 mile
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
30-45 mins
Trailhead Elevation:
10000
Elevation Range:
10000 feet to 10400
Elevation Change:
400
Usage:
Light
Season:
Spring to Fall
Useful Map(s):
USGS: Aspen Basin, Pecos Wilderness Map
Additional Details:

The Upper Nambe Trail offers a number of opportunities close to the trailhead. It provides day hikers the opportunity to make a loop hike to the high meadows of Puerto Nambe and to return without backtracking the whole way.

It offers an easier route to the Rio Nambe than the much steeper Lower Nambe Trail 403. Additionally, this trail allows a visitor to get away from the large number of Winsor Trail users, without having to get far into the Wilderness.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Trail 101, Upper Nambe Trail, intersects with the Winsor Trail 254 about one half mile east of the turn off to Nambe Lake and the crossing of the upper Rio Nambe. After crossing the Rio Nambe, Trail 254 heads north along a hillside through heavy aspen and fir. The turnoff to Trail 101 comes just about where the trail turns east again toward Puerto Nambe. It is signed, well used, and an easy turnoff to locate.


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