Hyde Memorial State Park, Santa Fe

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#5 of 17 in Parks in Santa Fe
Hyde Memorial State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, located 8mi northeast of Santa Fe in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Summertime activities include hiking and camping, and in the winter the park is popular for tubing on the snow-covered hillsides.
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  • Beautiful State Park! Campground was fantastic, great hiking, not too crowded, and super close proximity to town!  more »
  • Another well maintained family park in Santa Fe; good for children, dogs to run around. Very close to Plaza/downtown area.  more »
  • We’re traveling tomorrow to Santa Fe as we do every year but looks like there’s a lot less snow. Can anyone give me a heads up? Thank you  more »
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  • Pleasant spot for camping and hiking about 8 miles from downtown Santa Fe. Improved camping sites with shelters are helpful during Summer monsoon season. Local hiking on the Circle Trail is pleasantly scenic. Also available is short hike to a small waterfall. Not a spectacularly scenic place, but very pleasant.
  • A great place to go hiking and walk the dogs. Be sure to always let someone know when and where you are going before you hike in the woods. And always bring some water and a snack.
  • We went through a national forest to get to Hyde Memorial state park. We went to the rv loop that had electric. The loop was very small as their were only 7 electric sites. Once backed in try and get yourself leveled as best as possible because they will all have varying degrees of pitch. We are on a side of a mountain. You do what you can do. Once in it is awsome like all their state parks. The electrical boxes were in great shape and so were the outlets. Their is no spigots on site but their is 1 community water halfway down the hill. The host pulled up and was very helpful. He informed us this is a memorial and must be kept pristine. This means no glass outside. You can be fined. You break glass they would want you to clean it up fast or you will be fined! There were many places to explore including a ski area just 10 miles up the road (Ski Santa Fe?) This would be 5 star but my wife and I both got sick. I had a really bad night. For about 4 hours it was touch and go. We were about to start making plans on how they were going to get out of here without me. I informed my wife it was rude to count the many different colors i turned. lol. By morning I was feeling a little better and as i looked out my window their was a gentleman trying to back up. I grabbed my jacket and ran up the hill. He approached and i asked if he needed help. He said yes and we got him ln. We met his wife and they were real nice. They want to take us fly fishing (awsome!) The host also informed us of the animals that were spotted within the last 4 months. A bear ( big enough to stand and reach into the back of a pickup truck. A mountain lion and a bobcat. I said to myself i wonder if jack will be ok because when he is lying on his sofa he kinda looks like a giant sausage. I asked the host what do they feed on? He said skunks and other rodents. He said that jack would be ok. I immediately exited knowing that my pet skunk was in danger. We saw the bear at the market with cooking utensils and barbeque sauce. But by the time he got back we were already negotiating with the mountain lion. We settled on $5 a pound. My wife whispered"this is the only way we could get rid of him". (You cculd here my mom in the background "$5 a pound,are you kidding me")The bobcat went incognito and is now bill. Note: no bears,lions,billcats,dogs,skunks or sausages we harmed in the making of this review. Update: By daybreak,the forest rangers in conjunction with tribal police and other local authorities had us as far away from the reservation as possible. lol. We love this place and will be back. Note: please read through other reviews. Very fumny. Warning: People with no sense of humor Please stay away!!
  • Camped up on the mountain in the snow in my rv. Had electrical hookups. Looked like a single water pump in another campsite. Very pretty.
  • This place Rocks! My family and I love camping and hiking here. Go check it out if you're visiting the Santa Fe area. You won't be sorry.
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