This information is provided by the US Forest Service.
The Sangre de Cristo Mountains provide an exquisite backdrop to the Española Ranger District. These picturesque mountains are considered one of the many jewels of Northern New Mexico. However, the Española Ranger District is full of extensive natural beauty.
From the aspens at Big Tesuque to the rugged summit of Lake Peak and Santa Fe Baldy, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. The Truchas Peaks that lie along the boundary between the Española and Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger Districts are a popular spot for hiking. Boasting the second highest peak in New Mexico, the summit is over 13,000 feet with an excellent view.
The Española Ranger District extend from the foothills of Santa Fe to the Pecos Wilderness and borders the town of Española and Los Alamos. The Pueblos of Tesuque, Pojoaque, Nambe, Santa Clara and San Juan as well many rural Hispanic villages neighbor the Forest. The distinct location of the Española Ranger District makes it a quick trip to and from civilization. We think you will agree.
Enjoy your visit!