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Acequia Trail

0.7 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Arroyo De Los Chamisos Trail

3.6 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Arroyo Hondo Trail

0.7 mi
State: NM
Dirt

Canyon Rim Trail

1.44 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Dinosaur Trail

1.8 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Dirt

District Trail

1.4 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Las Estrellas Trail

0.6 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Rancho Viejo Trail

6.4 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

River Trail

4.7 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

Santa Fe Rail-Trail

17 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Dirt

Spur Trail

3 mi
State: NM
Dirt

Tierra Contenta Trail

2.4 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Tramway Recreation Trail

8.5 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Part of Santa Fe's urban trail system, The Acequia Trail travels east-to-west south of downtown. The trail stretches behind the New Mexico School for the Deaf, starting just off of St. Francis Drive....
NM 0.7 mi Asphalt
The Arroyo De Los Chamisos Trail begins just outside of Villa Linda Park. This starting point is also nearby to plenty of stores, including the Santa Fe Place Mall, as well as a theatre, and dining...
NM 3.6 mi Asphalt
The Arroyo Hondo Trail is a dirt path southwest of the city outside of a small residence community. An RV Park is also nearby. A good road for exercising away from the property. 
NM 0.7 mi Dirt
The Canyon Rim Trail is a 1.44 mile bike-pedestrian pathway along East Road (SR 502) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The trail offers  grand views into Los Alamos Canyon, of the Jemez Mountains to the...
NM 1.44 mi Asphalt
The Dinosaur Trail follows I-25 eastward, sitting outside a residential area. The trails name is derived from the street it travels parallel with until its termination at Richards Avenue. The end of...
NM 1.8 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The District Trail is a straight, paved path following the alignment of the old New Mexico Central Railroad (1903-1926) from Richards Ave. at Ave. del Sur to south of A Van Nu Po, near Institute of...
NM 1.4 mi Asphalt
The Las Estrellas Trail is north of downtown Santa Fe and begins on Tano Rd., roughly a quarter mile from Route 84. A quck trail ride of less than a mile, it ends just short of the Veterans Memorial...
NM 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Rancho Viejo Trail works as a intercommunity of paths with multiple access points to travel throughout the residence and the three schools and market within the area. Connected with the District...
NM 6.4 mi Asphalt
The River Trail is broken into three segments, all of which are off Agua Fria Road. The segment furthest East, is just two blocks down from the Santa Fe Railway and just across from De Vargas Park....
NM 4.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt
The 17-mile Santa Fe Rail Trail follows the old Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line, beginning in the Railyard park in town and continuing along the tracks to Highway 285 through El Dorado to...
NM 17 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Spur Trail a wide dirt trail running through desert scrub south of Santa Fe, following a dusty route during the dry season. The trail is popular with hikers, mountain bikers and runners....
NM 3 mi Dirt
The Tierra Contenta Trail runs for more than 2 miles on the far southwestern end of Santa Fe. The trail starts north of Capital High School at a point north of Avenida Contenta, just to the west of...
NM 2.4 mi Asphalt
The Tramway Recreation Trail follows Tramway Boulevard, a major north-south route on the eastern edge of Albuquerque. The path runs along the foothills that skirt the city, offering spectacular,...
NM 8.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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Tramway Recreation Trail

NM - 8.5 miles

The Tramway Recreation Trail follows Tramway Boulevard, a major north-south route on the eastern edge of Albuquerque. The path runs along the foothills that skirt the city, offering spectacular,...

Las Estrellas Trail

NM - 0.6 miles

The Las Estrellas Trail is north of downtown Santa Fe and begins on Tano Rd., roughly a quarter mile from Route 84. A quck trail ride of less than a mile, it ends just short of the Veterans Memorial...

Tierra Contenta Trail

NM - 2.4 miles

The Tierra Contenta Trail runs for more than 2 miles on the far southwestern end of Santa Fe. The trail starts north of Capital High School at a point north of Avenida Contenta, just to the west of...

Arroyo De Los Chamisos Trail

NM - 3.6 miles

The Arroyo De Los Chamisos Trail begins just outside of Villa Linda Park. This starting point is also nearby to plenty of stores, including the Santa Fe Place Mall, as well as a theatre, and dining...

Accordion

Acequia Trail

NM - 0.7 miles

Part of Santa Fe's urban trail system, The Acequia Trail travels east-to-west south of downtown. The trail stretches behind the New Mexico School for the Deaf, starting just off of St. Francis Drive....

Canyon Rim Trail

NM - 1.44 miles

The Canyon Rim Trail is a 1.44 mile bike-pedestrian pathway along East Road (SR 502) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The trail offers  grand views into Los Alamos Canyon, of the Jemez Mountains to the...

Rancho Viejo Trail

NM - 6.4 miles

The Rancho Viejo Trail works as a intercommunity of paths with multiple access points to travel throughout the residence and the three schools and market within the area. Connected with the District...

District Trail

NM - 1.4 miles

The District Trail is a straight, paved path following the alignment of the old New Mexico Central Railroad (1903-1926) from Richards Ave. at Ave. del Sur to south of A Van Nu Po, near Institute of...

River Trail

NM - 4.7 miles

The River Trail is broken into three segments, all of which are off Agua Fria Road. The segment furthest East, is just two blocks down from the Santa Fe Railway and just across from De Vargas Park....

Spur Trail

NM - 3 miles

The Spur Trail a wide dirt trail running through desert scrub south of Santa Fe, following a dusty route during the dry season. The trail is popular with hikers, mountain bikers and runners....

Dinosaur Trail

NM - 1.8 miles

The Dinosaur Trail follows I-25 eastward, sitting outside a residential area. The trails name is derived from the street it travels parallel with until its termination at Richards Avenue. The end of...

River Trail

NM - 4.7 miles

The River Trail is broken into three segments, all of which are off Agua Fria Road. The segment furthest East, is just two blocks down from the Santa Fe Railway and just across from De Vargas Park....

Las Estrellas Trail

NM - 0.6 miles

The Las Estrellas Trail is north of downtown Santa Fe and begins on Tano Rd., roughly a quarter mile from Route 84. A quck trail ride of less than a mile, it ends just short of the Veterans Memorial...

District Trail

NM - 1.4 miles

The District Trail is a straight, paved path following the alignment of the old New Mexico Central Railroad (1903-1926) from Richards Ave. at Ave. del Sur to south of A Van Nu Po, near Institute of...

Tramway Recreation Trail

NM - 8.5 miles

The Tramway Recreation Trail follows Tramway Boulevard, a major north-south route on the eastern edge of Albuquerque. The path runs along the foothills that skirt the city, offering spectacular,...

Accordion

Arroyo De Los Chamisos Trail

NM - 3.6 miles

The Arroyo De Los Chamisos Trail begins just outside of Villa Linda Park. This starting point is also nearby to plenty of stores, including the Santa Fe Place Mall, as well as a theatre, and dining...

Canyon Rim Trail

NM - 1.44 miles

The Canyon Rim Trail is a 1.44 mile bike-pedestrian pathway along East Road (SR 502) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The trail offers  grand views into Los Alamos Canyon, of the Jemez Mountains to the...

Santa Fe Rail-Trail

NM - 17 miles

The 17-mile Santa Fe Rail Trail follows the old Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line, beginning in the Railyard park in town and continuing along the tracks to Highway 285 through El Dorado to...

Spur Trail

NM - 3 miles

The Spur Trail a wide dirt trail running through desert scrub south of Santa Fe, following a dusty route during the dry season. The trail is popular with hikers, mountain bikers and runners....

Rancho Viejo Trail

NM - 6.4 miles

The Rancho Viejo Trail works as a intercommunity of paths with multiple access points to travel throughout the residence and the three schools and market within the area. Connected with the District...

Arroyo Hondo Trail

NM - 0.7 miles

The Arroyo Hondo Trail is a dirt path southwest of the city outside of a small residence community. An RV Park is also nearby. A good road for exercising away from the property. 

Dinosaur Trail

NM - 1.8 miles

The Dinosaur Trail follows I-25 eastward, sitting outside a residential area. The trails name is derived from the street it travels parallel with until its termination at Richards Avenue. The end of...

Acequia Trail

NM - 0.7 miles

Part of Santa Fe's urban trail system, The Acequia Trail travels east-to-west south of downtown. The trail stretches behind the New Mexico School for the Deaf, starting just off of St. Francis Drive....

Tierra Contenta Trail

NM - 2.4 miles

The Tierra Contenta Trail runs for more than 2 miles on the far southwestern end of Santa Fe. The trail starts north of Capital High School at a point north of Avenida Contenta, just to the west of...

Las Estrellas Trail

NM - 0.6 miles

The Las Estrellas Trail is north of downtown Santa Fe and begins on Tano Rd., roughly a quarter mile from Route 84. A quck trail ride of less than a mile, it ends just short of the Veterans Memorial...

River Trail

NM - 4.7 miles

The River Trail is broken into three segments, all of which are off Agua Fria Road. The segment furthest East, is just two blocks down from the Santa Fe Railway and just across from De Vargas Park....

Rancho Viejo Trail

NM - 6.4 miles

The Rancho Viejo Trail works as a intercommunity of paths with multiple access points to travel throughout the residence and the three schools and market within the area. Connected with the District...

Tierra Contenta Trail

NM - 2.4 miles

The Tierra Contenta Trail runs for more than 2 miles on the far southwestern end of Santa Fe. The trail starts north of Capital High School at a point north of Avenida Contenta, just to the west of...

Accordion

Spur Trail

NM - 3 miles

The Spur Trail a wide dirt trail running through desert scrub south of Santa Fe, following a dusty route during the dry season. The trail is popular with hikers, mountain bikers and runners....

Tramway Recreation Trail

NM - 8.5 miles

The Tramway Recreation Trail follows Tramway Boulevard, a major north-south route on the eastern edge of Albuquerque. The path runs along the foothills that skirt the city, offering spectacular,...

Arroyo De Los Chamisos Trail

NM - 3.6 miles

The Arroyo De Los Chamisos Trail begins just outside of Villa Linda Park. This starting point is also nearby to plenty of stores, including the Santa Fe Place Mall, as well as a theatre, and dining...

District Trail

NM - 1.4 miles

The District Trail is a straight, paved path following the alignment of the old New Mexico Central Railroad (1903-1926) from Richards Ave. at Ave. del Sur to south of A Van Nu Po, near Institute of...

Canyon Rim Trail

NM - 1.44 miles

The Canyon Rim Trail is a 1.44 mile bike-pedestrian pathway along East Road (SR 502) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The trail offers  grand views into Los Alamos Canyon, of the Jemez Mountains to the...

Acequia Trail

NM - 0.7 miles

Part of Santa Fe's urban trail system, The Acequia Trail travels east-to-west south of downtown. The trail stretches behind the New Mexico School for the Deaf, starting just off of St. Francis Drive....

Arroyo Hondo Trail

NM - 0.7 miles

The Arroyo Hondo Trail is a dirt path southwest of the city outside of a small residence community. An RV Park is also nearby. A good road for exercising away from the property. 

Santa Fe Rail-Trail

NM - 17 miles

The 17-mile Santa Fe Rail Trail follows the old Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line, beginning in the Railyard park in town and continuing along the tracks to Highway 285 through El Dorado to...

Dinosaur Trail

NM - 1.8 miles

The Dinosaur Trail follows I-25 eastward, sitting outside a residential area. The trails name is derived from the street it travels parallel with until its termination at Richards Avenue. The end of...

Recent Trail Reviews

Tramway Recreation Trail

Clear Day

March, 2017 by noeljkelller

A light wind day on excellent Northern Section of the Trail. Noel Keller

Acequia Trail

Acequia Trail pleasant ride from rail depot terminus

September, 2016 by pchapman56

Water was flowing today in the channel. There are 2 spots where you can't tell which way the real trail goes, but as someone told me, just follow the water. It was only about 1.5 miles long, not many cars to bother with, nice scenery. Crossing the big street was a pain, can't wait for the tunnel to be built.

Tramway Recreation Trail

Tramway

March, 2015 by noeljkelller

Tramway Recreation Trail I have pedaled the entire Trail years ago. This time only a short section to get a couple of pictures. Surface is in good condition. Well utilized this Sunday. 15 Mar 15 Noel Keller

Accordion

Santa Fe Rail-Trail

Asphalt surface of Santa Fe Trail

May, 2009 by noeljkelller

While taking a picture of the Trail Head off Rabbit Rd ( N35.62771 W105.96681 ) I was informed that starting 0.2 miles north the trail is asphalt for 3.6 miles into town. I found an excellent trail with some at grade street crossings. Up and down to cross the arroyos, with one bridge that has parallel planks that made it very smooth for my Tri-Cruiser, but may be a hazard for skinny tires.
The “ Arroyo de los Chamisos Trail” joins the Santa Fe Trail at Siringo Rd ( N35.65191 W105.96541 ) Noel Keller 18 May 09

Santa Fe Rail-Trail

Great walk on a snowy day

November, 2007 by runhard

My wife and I walked a portion of the Santa Fe Trail on the day after Thanksgiving in 2007. There was an inch or two of fresh snow that had fallen during the night which made it a beautiful but somewhat slippery walk. The Rabbit Road trailhead is easy to reach by going south on St. Francis, Santa Fe's main drag. Continue past I-25 to the dead end and turn right. The railroad tracks are about a half mile west, and a small parking lot is on the left. We saw broken glass mentioned by an earlier reviewer (five years ago), but local friends go there to run frequently and say the parking is safe.

The trail is great for walking or running, but it would be a pretty good workout on a mountain bike. For most of the mile we walked to the south, there were usually two choices. You could stay near the tracks where the trail was reasonably level, or you go up over the small hill for a good workout. After each small but steep hill, the two trails would come back together and then split again at the next hill. Even in the short distance we went, the views were beautiful, particularly on a snowy day. We are anxious to come back with our bikes so we can do more of the trail.

Santa Fe Rail-Trail

Local Rider

November, 2004 by

"I live in Eldorado (at Santa Fe), a half mile from the approximate mid-point of the Santa Fe to Lamy ride. While the rail tracks (still in use) do go all the way to the village of Lamy, the trail in fact does not.

If riding from Santa Fe or points in between, you will intersect state highway 285, about two miles (as the crow flies) from Lamy. It is well advised that at this point you turn onto 285 south (right) and ride approximately one mile to the Lamy (left) turn, if your goal is to reach the village.

If you stay off road, following the railroad, you’ll soon discover that there’s no real trail, for riders or hikers, with very rugged brush and steep ridges. It’s bushwhacking or riding on the rails themselves, never a good idea.

As of this writing (November 2004) the village of Lamy contains little more than homes and the railroad station, where the Amtrak passenger run that connects Los Angeles and Chicago stops twice each day, once east bound, once west bound, about an hour northeast of Albuquerque.

There have been a few incarnations of a restaurant and bar called the “Legal Tender” across the road from the station, but the latest has long been closed. Thus, there are currently no refreshments to be had in the village, unless there are vending machines in the Amtrak station.

The Lamy – Santa Fe railroad spur is still used for commercial and recreational purposes. There are excursion rides, the train may be booked for groups, and the railroad station is available to caterers, if a bit rough on accommodations.

As for the two-wheel ride, it’s quite beautiful, whichever way you take it. From Santa Fe’s Rabbit Road, you are in for about seven miles of dirt slalom, mostly single track, mostly mile downgrade (from Santa Fe’s 7,000’ to Eldorado’s 6,800’, to Lamy which is lower still), before crossing pavement, in the middle of Eldorado. You can turn back there, or go on to Hwy. 285, where you can also turn back, or go on to see Lamy.

For my money, the best seasons are any but June (hottest month here, and buggy), and spring winds, which can range from March through May, unpredictably."

Santa Fe Rail-Trail

Fun ride

June, 2004 by aka_locojoe

"This is not a ""rail-to-trail"" but a ""rail-with-trail"" because the trail runs right alongside a railroad. This trail has a lot of ups and downs and short steep climbs. We caught this trail where it goes from pavement to dirt at the intersection of Zia Road and St Francis in Santa Fe. This is a trailhead with parking. From what we had read this trail was supposed to take us to the town of Lamy but as far as we could tell it dead ends into Highway 285 (a couple miles shy of Lamy according to the mile markers).

The dirt portion of this trail is about 13 miles long. We rode out and back for a total of about 27.5 miles and a little over four hours. There are a lot of off shoots on this trail and on most of the ride there is trail on both sides of the tracks. We encountered light trail traffic on a Sunday. It gets pretty hot in the afternoon in June."

Santa Fe Rail-Trail

Great Trail but beware of parking

September, 2002 by jmlambert55

"I rode this trail while vacationing in Santa Fe. I really enjoyed riding it. It's a rolling, dirt trail very different from most rail-trails. I rode in the late afternoon and early evening and the views were outstanding.

But beware of where you park. My rental car was broken into at the Rabbit Road parking area. After I discovered it, I saw broken glass in other spots, so it is an area where there are some problems. Parking on cross roads should be OK. This particular lot sits off the road and is a bit secluded."

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