11.8 miles
Distance
613 ft
Climb
-840 ft
Descent
01:02:21
Avg time
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Santa Fe Rail Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Santa Fe
    , New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    XC, Fat, CX, Gravel, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #99478 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #65254 in Trail Running
    • #62025 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 trail
  • Altitude change
    -227 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,607 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,894 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
  • Avg time
    01:02:21
  • Avg reverse time
    01:33:36
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on Jul 18, 2021
Dry
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      Santa Fe Rail Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 18, 2021 @ 4:50pm
      Jul 18, 2021
      Some ruts from the rain.
      Jun 7, 2020 @ 8:34am
      Jun 7, 2020
      Dec 15, 2019 @ 9:22am
      Dec 15, 2019
      No mud, tacky.
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 9:23am
      Aug 25, 2019
      rolling wide trail
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 7:04am
      Jul 31, 2019
      Lots of ruts from the rain!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 30 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 68 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
      All
      • 162 rides
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      Mar 20, 2021 @ 1:55pm
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      Dec 8, 2020 @ 7:37am
      Dec 8, 2020

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