Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
390.00 ft (118.87 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
2.40 mi (3.86 km)
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The Oeste Vista Trail is a nice loop near the Angel Fire Ski area that is popular for hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing. Located on a west-facing slope at the base of Agua Fria Peak just off the main highway, this trail offers nice views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and the surrounding developed village of Angel Fire.

The trail leaves from the parking area across from the golf course entrance and passes through a small meadow before meeting the junction of the loop. Heading right, the route follows the lower trail as it rises gently up to the south end of the loop at a beautiful overlook with a bench and picnic table. Continuing back north along the upper trail, the route has gentle ups and downs with great views of Wheeler Peak to the northwest. The trail loops through a little gulch with a creek before returning to the trailhead.

This trail is on private land and managed by the Angel Fire property owners association, but it is open to the public.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Nice easy hike. Good views.

Cons

None.

Trailhead Elevation

8,443.00 ft (2,573.43 m)

Highest point

8,833.00 ft (2,692.30 m)

Features

Family friendly
Big vistas
Wildlife

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Biking

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

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