Pacheco Canyon

Total Miles
7.6

Elevation

2,983.02 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Pacheco Canyon is a great easy trail near the Santa Fe Ski area, just outside Santa Fe, NM. The trail can be run in either direction, but the views heading downhill into Tesuque Village are amazing. There are several great places to camp along the side roads for this trail, so take extra time to explore if you're up for the weekend.

Photos of Pacheco Canyon

Pacheco Canyon
Pacheco Canyon
Pacheco Canyon

Difficulty

It's a well-graded forest road with a good amount of usage, but there are a couple of bumpy and rocky areas that may not be suitable for passenger cars. Some areas could become slippery during heavy rains.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Chris T
Feb 27, 2024
2019 Toyota Tacoma
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
The lower portion of the trail towards Pojoaque had a closed gate as well as some melting snow and ice. Past the gate looked to possibly have more snow cover.
Jay Stokley
Oct 28, 2023
2020 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Dusty
Connor Fitzpatrick
Jun 18, 2023
2016 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Dusty
Chine Owens
Jun 16, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

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