Hyde Memorial State Park is a 350-acre forested park in the Santa Fe mountains. Visitors can enjoy various terrains for hiking, wildlife viewing, birding, and photography. The park features a towering waterfall which thunders when streams swell in the spring. A dynamic, 1-mile trail ascends 1000 feet to spectacular views of neighboring wilderness, mountain peaks, and deep valleys. Other less-challenging trails wind gracefully through the ponderosa pines, perfect for a relaxing walk in the woods. Keep an eye out for black squirrels, deer, and other forest residents sharing the trails!
Hyde Memorial State Park was a gift to the state of New Mexico in 1934 from the Hyde Family. It is the first — and flagship — State park in New Mexico. The historic lodge was added to assist with the park’s mission to educate children of all ages on the value and pleasure of engaging with the natural world. Visitors will find a special retreat at Hyde Park, whether staying for an hour or for a week!