This Incredible Hike Is The Best Way To See Endless Fall Colors In New Mexico

We’ve lucked out this year, as the fall foliage in New Mexico is bright and bold as ever. There are dozens of overlooks, forests, and scenic drives to view the leaves changing colors, but this one trail in Santa Fe might top them all. As you’re hiking up to the top of a mountain within one of our most spectacular national forests, you can see a sea of aspen trees all illuminating their golden leaves. If you’re a lover of fall colors, this hike is perfect for you.

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Have you hiked the Aspen Vista Trail in the fall? Was it majestic? Let us know in the comments, and make sure to share your photos of all of the beautiful fall foliage in our New Mexico Nature Lovers Facebook group, or tag us on Instagram at #onlyinnewmexico for a chance to see your photos featured.

If you’re not done embracing the fall foliage, visit this tiny town for some of the best leaf viewing opportunities.