Video: Fall in Love with Santa Fe NM

As many of you know, we left Utah in April and, for the past six months, have been living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We love it here. The food, the art, the history, the culture, the sunsets! We could go on and on.

When most people think of New Mexico, they think of deserts, heat, roadrunners, and coyotes. Sometimes even Acme™ anvils and dynamite. The truth, however, is that Santa Fe (the oldest capital city in the U.S.) is not in a desert. The city, located at about 7,000′ (2133m) elevation, is actually a semiarid steppe at the crossroads of grass and shrub lands. We live in the foothills just above downtown Santa Fe about 15 miles from Santa Fe Ski Basin, whose base is at 10,300′ and whose summit is at 12,075′!

What this all means is that the climate in the mountains is really not too dissimilar from our former home of Park City, Utah. We love going leaf peeping in the fall, so we headed up Hyde Park Road from our house on Saturday and took a 3.2 mile hike on- and off-trail to see nature’s splendor. You can see our hike track below (click the map for more details) and a brief video we shot above. Enjoy!

Our hiking track as shown on Gaia GPS. Click here to see more details.

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