New Mexico has some gorgeous landscapes, from stunning mountain ranges to rich forests to expansive deserts. Whether you’re looking to go for a hike, sit down for a picnic, or simply admire the magnificent nature in front of you, Santa Fe is a great location for your adventure! And there are some beautiful state parks right outside of the city. One of these is the Hyde Memorial State Park along the Little Tesuque Creek. The Hyde Memorial State Park is New Mexico’s first state park. It lies in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains among breathtaking pine forests and popular hiking trails. Explore in the summer to see lush landscapes, or snowshoe, sled, or cross-country ski in the winter for gorgeous snowy peaks and softly dusted branches. Whatever time of year you visit, we know you will love your adventure at the Hyde Memorial State Park!
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Visiting the Hyde Memorial State Park
Whether Hyde Memorial State Park weather is sunny and bright or snowy and crisp, you can expect a thrilling outdoor adventure. With a variety of hiking trails, a swimming beach, and snowshoe and ski areas, there is plenty to keep you occupied. There is also a favorite picnic area for enjoying a basket lunch with your hiking mates. Explore the expansive Santa Fe National Forest and all its glory no matter what activity you choose to embark upon.
You will love escaping the hustle and bustle of the city in exchange for the quiet solitude of nature. Deep within the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, you will discover dense vegetation, tall evergreens, and scenic aspen and shrubs. In the Hyde Memorial State Park, you will also find a variety of wildlife, since it is a natural refuge. You might just run into deer, raccoon, fox, coyote, porcupine, birds, and butterflies during your adventures. You are also sure to stand in awe of the sharply rising mountains, layers of mesmerizing rock formations, and volcanic and metamorphic remnants of an ancient past. With 350 acres to explore, you are sure to find a hidden treasure within this huge and exotic oasis!
After the Park, Retire to Four Kachinas Inn for some R&R
After a day in the Hyde Memorial State Park, settle back in at Four Kachinas Inn for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Modern luxury meets Southwestern charm at our peaceful bed and breakfast. Four Kachinas is located just moments from the heart of the scenic downtown area but far enough away to be secluded from the hustle and bustle. We pride ourself in offering all the modern amenities of a traditional Santa FE hotel but with a unique guest experience. Each of our rooms is decorated quite differently, featuring various artwork, handcrafted furniture, and interesting architectural elements. Don’t settle for the commonplace. Enjoy an authentic Santa Fe escape at Four Kachinas!