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Santa Cruz Lake

Location At Santa Cruz Lake on SR 4, NE of Santa Fe.
State(s) New Mexico
Counties Santa Fe
Length 6.40 Miles / 10.30 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses
Agency Bureau of Land Management
Entry Fee? Yes Parking Fee? No





The Santa Cruz Lake trail system includes 6.4 miles of trail. The trails are moderate to difficult. Please bring water and wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Trails include La Caja, Laguna Vista, and the Debris Basin Trail.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 1/1

Time Opens: Not Available - Time Closes: Not Available

Most years it is open year round, however, sometimes it is closed in the winter.


About 30 miles northeast of Santa Fe on US 84/285 to NM 503. From 503, travel south to County Road 98A.


Additional Information

Width: 18 inches.

Primary Surface: Soil

Secondary Surface: None

Average Grade: 0%

Elevation Low Point: Not Available

Elevation High Point: Not Available

Year Designated: 1981

Date Last Updated: 10/02/2014


Contact Information

Tami Torres
Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office
226 Cruz Alta Road
Taos , NM 87571
(575) 758-8851


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