12 miles
Distance
613 ft
Climb
-840 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
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Santa Fe Rail Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Santa Fe
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike type
    XC, Fat, CX
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking

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 Lamy, incorporating urban, suburban and rural characteristics. Beyond the capital city, it runs along hilly, red-dirt terrain among a countryside of yucca and green junipers.

The Santa Fe Rail-Trail offers a flat, if jolty, journey. It's paved and accessible between the Railyard and Rabbit Road. Beyond that it's unimproved. A few steep climbs, arroyos (dried creek beds) from rain run-off cutting gulches across the surface and "goathead" sandspurs lurking in the soil produce plenty of hang-on-to-your-britches moments. Some stretches, like near Rabbit Road, are particularly bumpy, making it mostly used by mountain bikers. Be warned, however, a little rain can change the trail in minutes and make for a soupy ride if you're caught in it.

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More Stats for Santa Fe Rail Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -227 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,607 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,835 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,608 ft
  • Grade
    -0.365%
  • Grade max
    -16.839%
  • Grade min
    15.25%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,367 ft
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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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