Pretty steep uphill climb the first half mile and the last mile before the lake. Hiking running Views Wildlife No shade. The Nambe Lake trail is 1.0 miles long. When you reach the creek, you see a sign pointing left to the lake. Author and Trip Leader: Francesco Grilli. Although a very popular hike and a good one, the 1-mile, 1300 foot gain, braided, unmaintained spur trail to Nambe Lake is not marked from its junction with the well-signed Winsor Trail #254 to the lake. There are numerous trails and paths in the area, and often there are parrallel trails on both sides of the stream. Definitely NEED spikes/crampons. At times we could not see the trail so we had to follow the markings on the trees. The trail winds through the Sangre De Cristo subrange of the Southern Rockies. Description: Come join us on a one-day midweek project on the Nambe Lake Trail leading (appropriately enough) to Nambe Lake. On our hike to Nambe Lake we were blessed with a beautiful sunny day and a lot of snow. Nambe Lake from Mapcarta, the free map. Ask a Question Campendium users haven't asked any questions about Nambé Falls & Lake Recreation Area. Windsor signs will appear again. Fax: (505) 438-5390, The Nambe Lake trail is 1.0 miles long. Alternatively … Make sure you read review so you know what you’re getting into. And look at how marvelous the aspens were in the afternoon sunshine! NLT003. Some sections of the trail leading up to the lake (Trail 400) are steep and rocky. Nambe Lake Snowshoe Hike, near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Nambé Lake: About 8.5 miles round-trip on Winsor Trail to Nambé Lake Trail 400; trailhead at Santa Fe Ski Area. There is not a sign that specifically says Nambe Lake Trail. Share on Trail Run Project. Have you ever taken on Nambe Lake Trail? Address: NM-475, Santa Fe, NM, 87506. We followed the Winsor trail below Nambe Lake to Skyline Ridge trail. DESCRIPTION: The Rio Nambe Trail goes from Nambe Reservoir (NOT Nambe Lake) to Winsor Trail, crossing into the Pecos Wilderness, following along the Rio Nambe for much of the way. TYPE OF BIKE. I would be sorely tempted to hike in and camp at the lake because it is spectacular, but no matter how hard I try to get my mind around it, I'm still not sold on packing 15-20 pounds of gear up that ascent. CALICO TANKS TRAIL Distance: 3.5km Duration: 1-2 hours Difficulty: Moderate More info. Took me 5 hours door to door including time spent at the lake. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. Getting down the Nambe Lake Trail was a little rough on my knees, but not as bad as I thought it would be. I had read that this particular trail, being the closest and most accessible alpine lake near Santa Fe was very popular, and not generally a good choice for those seeking solace. Great hike, lots of great views, but very icy. The reviews said to follow Windsor so I did and ended up in a circle back where I began. I had the map open on all trails (no subscription) and it was helpful. As mentioned in other reviews about a mile and half in you’ll get to a gate and you need to go through it. February 9, 2008. GETTING THERE: Drive to the Winsor Trailhead at Aspen Basin, Santa Fe Ski Area parking, hike 1.15 miles on Winsor to Lower Nambe Trail, and plunge down 1.7 miles to reach the Rio Nambe Trail. Strongly recommend crampons/spikes. The trail climbs steeply up the canyon, following a major fork of the Rio Nambe. The trail seemed to be more than 6.5 mile. There are a few steep climbs involved, but the views are definitely worth it. The Falls Lake Trail follows the entire south shore of the lake, traveling over 50 miles and following the white blazes from the shore of the Neuse River below the Falls Lake Dam all the way to the Eno River and beyond. Great hike but pretty tough for a mile or so in the uphill right before the lake. It was really crowded on Labor Day; lots of picnickers but we were there only to walk to the falls. The trail starts off with a moderate incline along a well-maintained trail through the woods with Aspen and Pine trees. Walk carefully in fragile alpine tundra environments. Description: The Nambe Lake trail is a popular day hike that starts at the Santa Fe Ski Area parking lot on the Winsor Trail. Finding Nambe Lake Trail in the Sante Fe National Forest isn't hard, and your journey begins at Santa Fe Ski Area parking lot.. You'll find the Windsor Trail sign and follow the trail until you reach Nabe Creek. Particularly Special Place. Participants: Taraka, Ben, Tianshu, and Francesco . Follow the babbling creek up and up to the beautiful lake almost 1000 feet above the trail intersection. Nambé Badlands is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. It was deep and clear as it twisted through the wet meadows on the … Totally worth it. Totally worth it! FLANAGAN LAKE TRAIL Distance: 8.4km Duration: 2 hours Difficulty: Easy More info. It can be climbed in one long day, but good camping can be found in Puerto Nambe, the basin below Penitente Peak and Santa Fe Baldy. Nambe Lake Trail (TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19) 6.8 miles 2,093 feet of elevation gain. Beautiful, Shallow lake in the fall, snow covered in early spring, Tesuque Peak via Tesuque Creek North Fork Trail, Aspen Vista to Evergreen via Ridge South of Tesuque Peak, Lake Peak, Penitente Peak and Santa Fe Baldy Loop, Skyline Trail to Pecos Trail to Winsor Ridge Trail Loop. It begins at Trail 254 and ends at Nambe Lake. Hiking Tips. "It's so gorgeous. Start at the Winsor Trail (#254) trailhead on the North side of the parking loop for the Santa Fe ski area. Getting Started. 2. Was the payoff worth the challenge? I met some really great ladies to have a few laughs with at trail's end, making the day a solid 10 on the trail. Lots of beauty throughout the hike and the lake is a very magical place. We were in Santa Fe last week and took a drive out to see the falls-per TripAdvisor- who said it was Open 7AM-7PM. This is a difficult out-and-back trail to Nambe Lake in Santa Fe National Forest. Right when you’re about to give up and turn around you’ll hit the lake. And neither is the junction. This trail intersects the Winsor National Recreation Trail at the Rio Nambe crossing. If you’re in good shape this hike is totally doable but the last part is challenging. Take the well-signed right turn up the Nambe Lake Trail . The trail was very snowy. Share a Gem . Directions Located 4.5 miles north of the Nambe Pueblo Road intersection on NM 503, and 5.5 miles south of the NM503 and NM 98 road intersection south of Chimayo. The trail starts across the parking lot from the Santa Fe Ski Basin parking lot, and the first quarter mile follows the hillside across from the ski basin and continues to climb for the first mile. Knockout view: Lake Peak's rocky base shines in the sparkling blue (but fishless) waters of Nambe Lake. Again, you’ll lose the trail and you’ll find it over and over. Nambe Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail to an alpine lake in the Santa Fe National Forest. At the top is Nambe Lake which is rather small, shallow and greenish, but it is a good workout to get to this point. marevos imaging/Shutterstock Red Rock Canyon’s Calico Tanks in Nevada. Synopsis Amy, Andy, Sarah, Jeff, and I skinned up Ski Santa Fe to ski the Nambe Chutes located in a high alpine bowl just to the west of Lake Peak in the Pecos Wilderness of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico. The Nambe Lake Trail leaves the Winsor Trail about two miles from the Pecos Wilderness boundary. This beautiful hike is only about 15 miles from town and right on the edge of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range which is the southernmost subrange of the Rockies. I am definitely going to agree with everything that Faye said in her review! Rachel Gaines/AllTrails. Edited: 7 years ago. There were actually two trails that gave us the opportunity to experience the falls (albeit in very different ways). Flickr photos, groups, and tags related to the "nambe" Flickr tag. MOUNT ROSE TRAIL Distance: 19km … Conditions were much cooler and wetter than when I hiked it with my wife back in August,2009.The Nambe River above the Winsor Trail bridge was rushing full force as it cascaded steeply down the mountainside. "There's a 1.6-mile ADA-accessible trail, which is paved," said Andrea Metzler, public engagement officer for the Portage Park District, which owns the 222-acre park. The trail I ended up selecting was the Nambe Lake Trail, which is a spur off of the Winsor Trail in the Pecos Wilderness area of the Santa Fe National Forest. It takes you above the high desert of the city into the alpine beauty of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and ends at a pristine alpine lake. There are four geographic regions that make up the Espanola Ranger District within the Santa Fe National Forest. This beautiful 7-mile trail is located within the Santa Fe National Forest. While I found most of the trail to hit the moderate description, the last mile-ish in is something else altogether (and then you get to do it in reverse!). The views were incredible! Our trail turned from fall to winter. Not a lot of people. Nambe Lake- 2015, Pecos Wilderness(Santa Fe NF) I did the Nambe Lake trail with my friend Eric back on June 19th. Julie and Tahia ascending the trail leading up to the overlook of Nambe Falls. Location: 35.8010063171387, -105.801422119141 Up until the creek, it was easy to follow. With an elevation gain of over 2,000 feet and a rough … Please explain. Flag Inappropriate Post . Recreation opportunities within the Espanola Ranger District range from the high alpine trails in the Pecos Wilderness to the lower elevation areas in the Caja del Rio.. Nambe' Lake trail has been eroding for decades needs real drainage and stone supported switchbacks, it has had more use this year than ever. Trail Map Layers; Ad Free; Unlock Features. https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/new-mexico/nambe-lake-trail-nm Trail Lake Park, accessible off Ravenna Road in Streetsboro just west of Ferguson Road, will open to the public at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 6. Mark Carpenter/AllTrails. In total, your trek will total seven miles of out-and-back trail. Bring lunch or a snack and enjoy. Length 5.3 miElevation gain 538 ftRoute type Loop. We were joined by Andy/Sarah's snowclimbing husky Nina. It takes you above the high desert of the city into the alpine beauty of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and ends at a pristine alpine lake. Then you’re on a nice trail for a while and you’ll finally see a sign for nambe lake but that’s where it gets confusing. Posted: Dec 16, 2020 / 09:46 AM CST / Updated: Dec 16, 2020 / … There is a good mile or two that is very steep inclines with tough footing. 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