2 miles
Distance
733 ft
Climb
-823 ft
Descent
00:32:01
Avg time
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Chamisa Details

  • Riding Area
    Santa Fe Mountains
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    April-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #31737 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

From the Chamisa Parking Lot, the trail splits immediately into a lower and a higher portion. Most riders take the higher option as it is an easier to ride option. However, the trail begins climbing very steeply, thankfully on smooth tread. Eventually the trail does mellow out a bit, but you will climb right up until the trail gains the ridge overlooking the Winsor Trail. At the top there is an intersection for Saddleback or continue down the other side on Chamisa. This descent towards the Winsor is very fast and relatively non-technical. Heading back towards the parking lot, this climb is as taxing as the outbound climb but tends to be more technical. Ridden in either direction, Chamisa provides a stiff climb and a swift descent.

Access Info

Multiple Parking Lots

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Chamisa bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -90 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,840 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,391 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,929 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,840 ft
  • Grade
    -0.732%
  • Grade max
    -44.645%
  • Grade min
    32.097%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    677 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:18
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Status:
on Feb 27, 2019
Snow Packed
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Chamisa Trail Reports

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      Feb 27, 2019 @ 8:08am
      Feb 27, 2019
      reporter Variable with snow, ice, and mud.
      Feb 25, 2019 @ 4:06pm
      Feb 25, 2019
      Yak Trax necessary, mud in sunny spots, snow everywhere else.
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 9:55pm
      Jul 12, 2018
      reporter The SFNF forest closure is over!
      Jun 7, 2018 @ 9:12am
      Jun 7, 2018
      reporter The SFNF is currently under closure due to extreme fire danger
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
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      • 101 rides
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      Jun 13, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Jun 13, 2017
      Chamisa, Santa Fe

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