Eldorado Trail 301/303
My sweetie and I went for a hike this morning. The weather was perfect, and we had a great time.
We headed over to trailhead 3 in the Eldorado Community Preserve, which is four-thousand acres of open space running along Galisteo Creek down toward Lamy, between Ojo de la Vaca Road and US 285.
Among the views were:
Looking southwest to the Ortiz Mountains.
Looking east, with I-25 snaking up towards Glorieta
The Apache Canyon Railroad Bridge, where the A. T. & SF railroad crosses Galisteo Creek, and which is marked in yellow on the map at the top of this page.
We hiked for a total of nearly three miles, due to taking a wrong turn and having to double-back, and got up to 7200 feet in altitude (we started around 6840 feet). It took us a little over 2 hours, with plenty of stops, and it was beautiful weather for a hike this morning.