There are many reasons why visiting or living in New Mexico is so highly praised, and it's not just because of the aliens. The Land of Enchantment is home to many enchanting places, some of which will leave you stunned with their beauty. Nambe Lake Trail in the Sante Fe National Forest is one of them, thanks to stunning bodies of water, massive trees, and much more that you'll see along the way.
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. There's no sign for Nambe Lake Trail, so seeking out the Windsor Trail sign is important.
In total, your trek will total seven miles of out-and-back trail. This means that once you've reached the end, you'll have to hike all the way back.
Which, isn't necessarily a bad thing with these views! Once you've reached Nambe Lake, you've hit the goldmine, so sit back, relax, and take it all in.
The hike to get to Nambe Lake is considered more difficult than other trails in the national forest so make sure to have water, sunscreen, and all other essentials handy.
The trail is the most popular May through October, so you'll likely see lots of people along the way.
Summers are what you make of them, and visiting the Nambe Lake Trail in Santa Fe National Forest could make this summer the best one yet.
Don't forget your hiking boots, after all, you'll want to be there for a while to take it all in.
Nambe Lake Trail
Address: Santa Fe, NM
Why You Need To Go: This incredible trail will take you through lush greenery, water, and more that you can't find anywhere else in New Mexico.
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