Ever wanted to climb a mountain? There’s an easily accessible 9,121 foot mountain that you can hike up right in the foothills of the city of Santa Fe. It is located behind St. John’s College and the trail head starts right from a parking lot at the school.
Trail head parking is at the first parking lot on your left as you turn into the entrance of the college.
This video shows you the view from the top of Mt. Atalaya looking down on the City of Santa Fe 2000 feet below.
This video depicts scenes all along the trail and gives you a good idea of trail scenery.
More information on this fun trail can be found at http://www.backpacker.com/trips/new-mexico/santa-fe/santa-fe-nm-atalaya-trail/