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La Vega Meadow Hike
In Sangre De Cristos Region

Map File Source: Garmin BaseCamp

map Hike Key: H10711
Last Updated: 07/29/2022 1:37pm
Last Updated By: Marilyn Fixer
Hike Class: C (Challenging)
Hike Distance: 7 mi
Minimum Elevation: ft
Elevation Change: 0 ft
Total Uphill: 1500 ft
Total Downhill: 1500 ft
Avg. Grade: %
Route Type: InOut
Protected: No
On Trail: Yes
Paved or Gravel Roads: Yes
GPS Advised: Yes
Hiker Limit (NF/BLM/NP): 15 (Pecos Wilderness)
Drive Distance Round Trip: 150 mi
Drive Time One-Way: 1:45
Hiking Seasons: Summer and Fall
New Mexico Game Unit:
Hike Status: In Process
Attractions: Fall Color, Forest, Meadows, Water Features, and Wildflowers


A hike through forest to a meadow with wildflowers in season.


The elevation of the hike is over 10,000 ft.

Trailhead Directions

From Albuquerque take I-25 north to Santa Fe and take exit #284 north on Old Pecos Trail, which after about 3 miles becomes Old Santa Fe Trail, then turn right (east) on Paseo de Peralta. This street soon curves north and crosses the Santa Fe River where you turn right (east) on East Alameda St. Continue east about .75 mile and turn left (northeast) onto Gonzales Rd. Drive northeast just over 1 mile to Hyde Park Rd (NM 475) and turn right and drive about 14 miles to the Ski Area parking. PARK (0.0 mi) is on the northwest side near the privy and the trail information display board.

Actual Hike



This hike is described in “Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area”, Fifth Edition, p. 54.

Map Filename: LaVegaMeadowMap_MW.jpg
Hike GPS File Name: LaVegaMeadow_MW.gpx
Hike GPS File: Click link to download hike waytrack file

Text Author: Marilyn Warrant
Map Author: Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author:
Track Author:
Maintainer: Carl Gervais