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Best of Santa Fe: Hidden Secret- Monastery Lake Trail

Monastery Lake Trail NM

Santa Fe is popular by many New Mexico visitors for many reason- festivals, museums, restaurants, galleries, art, culture, opera to mention a few! But outlying areas near Santa Fe can enhance a guest of Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast’s stay. One suggestion to get outdoors and experience the diverse landscapes, beauty and fresh air is Monastery Lake. This public recreation area is small and intimate, but offers a lovely outing near a small body of water with large shade trees (beautiful in fall months) with a peaceful walking trail. A perfect oasis for self-isolation or picnic. A gateway to the Pecos Wilderness- just minutes from Inn at Pueblo Bonito.

An early spring hike at Monastery Lake
March (early spring) at Monastery Lake Trail.
Monastery Lake shoreline
Cross above Monastery Lake

Monastery Lake is located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains -elevation 7,000 ft, just north of the village of Pecos, NM in a valley cut by the upper Pecos River on the grounds of the old Benedictine Monastery. Monastery Lake encompasses 6 acres and is a family favorite which includes a stocked trout pond with good access for viewing, hiking or solitude.

For more hiking ideas around Santa Fe please visit our other blogs!

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