|Picacho mountain and a friendly yucca|
From the Atalaya trailhead, it heads north down a wonderful twisting easement, then climbs a steep half mile past a few homes to the ridgeline.
|The starting chute|
|Sunset behind the overlook. Tetilla manning the horizon as always|
On the return to mark 32, drop into Dorothy Stewart towards marks 37 and 38 for miles four and five, climbing switchbacks onto the overlook hill which, after a steep climb, yields a mile-and-a-half of postcard views as you wind back to the trailhead just below Atalaya. Water flows through an arroyo here in the Spring.
|Dropping into Dorothy Stewart with the ponderosas.|
Approx. 5.5mi., a very easy 55min on a gamey leg. Recover with Fat Tire 2 Below.
|The overlook climb|
|Upper Canyon Rd, and the snowless Sangres|
- Picacho Peak Trail
- Atalaya Mountain
- Santa Fe Area Trails List
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