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Nambe Falls, Santa Fe

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  • Drove up from Santa Fe for a short hike. It's steep but not bad at all. Very few people there the day we went.  more »
  • For us, it was kind of a bust -- mostly b/c the hike to the overlook proved to be too treacherous and risky. I'm 55, very fit and have no issues physically, and parts of the trail are well maintained ...  more »
  • There are two trails. One is short and steep and leads up to the look out, if today is your first day at this altitude the hike seems harder than it should. I was out of breath. (I'm old) and not used...  more »
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  • Great waterfalls. There are two trails, one to the top to overlook the falls and one along the river to the base. Both are short, the overlook path has a pretty steep incline and is moderately difficult. I wish I had been a bit more prepared for the fact that the only way to the base of the falls is by wading upstream in the river, but we went for it and still had a great time despite being in soaked shoes for the ride back.
  • Overall, Nambe Falls was a great visit. We did not camp, just hiked up to the Falls. 15 bucks for 3 of us. Hike is not long, we did it all in about an hour, and half of that was resting up top. But you will have to walk through the water, which is super cold, only calf deep. There were a ton of people at the campsite, which is merely a courtyard with a bunch of cars and a volleyball net.
  • Beautiful camp grounds. Nice hike to waterfalls.
  • Very beautiful short hike to the top of the falls. There is a fee but worth it. Picnic areas and other hiking trails to enjoy.
  • Pretty falls that are just a short walk.
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