Hyde Memorial State Park was the first state park established in the state of New Mexico, set amongst the picturesque Sangre de Cristo Mountains. A pine forest surrounding the Little Tesuque Creek occupies the over 900-acres of scenic lands, providing great swimming and hiking opportunities.
During the colder months, this park becomes a winter sports haven, hosting snowmobiling, sledding, and skiing to help guests forget the snow and see some sun. Hikers will enjoy Hyde Memorial State Park's 4.2 miles of trails that wind through the more scenic regions of the area.
The West Circle Trail is a 2.2 mile, high difficulty trek that gains over a thousand feet in elevation by its end. Guests tend to endure this trek for the incredible views of Santa Fe and famous New Mexico sunsets. If you'd like something a little more rustic and fun, the Waterfall trail is located near group shelter #2 and offers an easy 0.5-mile trek along a canyon.
The trail ends at a pretty little waterfall where you can dip your toes and soak in the sights. Make sure you're dog's on a sturdy leash if they're coming along to enjoy the scenery. Guests trying to stay overnight can choose from fifty developed campsites, all of which offer electrical hookups and a firepit.
There are yurts available for rental here as well, which come with an oven which doubles as a heater and a private bathroom just adjacent to the structure. All campgrounds are stocked with public restroom facilities, although public showers are notably absent. RV sites can be reserved in Hyde Memorial State Park, but cannot be rented on guests' day of arrival.
Pet owners can bring along they're companions, but they must be restrained throughout their visit. All pet owners should remember to use best practices when visiting a public area. This includes taking care of any waste left behind and making sure you've got your animal restrained with a robust and dependable leash.