Hyde Memorial State Park


Hyde Memorial Lodge at Hyde Memorial State Park
Hyde Memorial Lodge at Hyde Memorial State Park
An event at Hyde Memorial State Park Lodge

Hyde Memorial State Park is located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains along the Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway. That means the state park is easily accessed from Santa Fe and sees a large number of visitors in the summer looking to escape the city's heat. Most of the park is closed in the winter but most traffic on the road is headed for Ski Santa Fe anyway. Hyde Memorial State Park is completely surrounded by Santa Fe National Forest and most of the hiking trails in the park connect to other trails in the forest.

Hyde Memorial State Park offers a visitor center, three group picnic shelters and 50 developed campsites, 7 of which offer electric hookups. Central to the campground loop are restrooms and a playground. The park has a centrally located RV dump station. Hyde Memorial State Park offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (in season) in addition to the hiking, camping, picnicking, mountain biking and wildlife watching. The park also offers the Hyde Memorial Lodge for business and meeting rentals: $500 per day with a $200 refundable cleaning deposit.

The entry gate to Hyde Memorial State Park is open from 8 am to 10 pm year round but the main campground loop is usually closed from mid-September into May. The park contains 350 acres of land at a mean elevation of 8,500'.

Hyde Memorial State Park in the fall
Hyde Memorial State Park in the fall
Photos courtesy of New Mexico State Parks