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Hyde Memorial State Park, Santa Fe

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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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  • We were there in October, and the aspens were stunning - actually breathtaking in their beauty. Having never seen a stand of aspen at all, it was simply magnificent to be able to see them in their hei...  read more »
  • Circle trail east and west. A lot more elevation than expected but unbelievable views. Highly recommended. Note visitor center and bathrooms closed for the season in early October but trails well mark...  read more »
  • We hiked the West Circle trail on a crisp October day. The Aspen were changing colors and there was ice on the ground from a storm the day before. This hike may be difficult for a person out of shape,...  read more »
  • This a beautiful location and great place to camp. I was next to the river. Well maintained and kept. In the Reserved locations you have literally your own restroom and log constructed covered awning structure with picnic facility and fire place. Very close to Santa Fe. The only down side is the road with moderate traffic. This happened to the area we chose and perhaps there are more quaint areas. But over all satisfied and beautiful site in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range.
  • We are not impressed with the staffing at this place. On arrival the visitor center was closed so we had no idea where to go with our RV. We eventually did find our place. Several times in our two week stay people came to us for information about sewage dump, walls and other info. One evening there was a Forrest fire and a ranger came and informed us that we may need to move...we never got any updates after that. The place itself is lovely, with some nice trails I'd you can find them. We are very disappointed that in the two weeks we were there the visitor center was NEVER open. From a safety point of view they should have maps available for the holes and it would be helpful for visitors to know where they are going. It was great that they told us about the fire, but we then had three days worrying about what was happening and only found out that the fire was out by stopping a ranger and asking. Very disappointing.
  • Loads of green. Several nice trails one with a cool waterfall. Camp sites are close to the main road so there's a bit of road noise at night, but otherwise pleasant.
  • A favorite getaway when tight on time and looking for a reliable camping spot. Great facilities and easy access to loop trail and waterfall trail within the state park. Hookup sites available on the north side, water available at several places along the campground road and composting toilets as well. Come prepared with basic camping and kitchen gear and you'll be right at home. Some sites can be reserved online and others are first come first serve. Great place to camp in the fall and winter, shelters at most sites make it easier to stay warm. Head up to the ski area during the summer for trail access into the beautiful Pecos Wilderness. Aspen Basin is one of the best locations to hike and see the fall colors in New Mexico. Hyde Park's close proximity to Santa Fe allow you to leave base camp for a pleasant stroll around the plaza, red chile enchiladas at the shed and a pint of local brew at the draft station.
  • Beautiful place. People are usually friendly and stick to themselves.
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