2 miles
733 ft
-823 ft
Avg time
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Chamisa Details

  • Riding Area
    Santa Fe Mountains
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • Global Ranking
    #31737 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking

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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    677 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jul 12, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to chamisa trailhead (35.752730, -105.858000)
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Chamisa Trail Reports

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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Jun 13, 2017 @ 12:05pm
Jun 13, 2017
Chamisa, Santa Fe

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