Santa Fe Rail Trail

The Rail Trail is a Santa Fe favorite. The trails runs parallel to the Santa Fe Railroad track lines and will take a rider from downtown Santa Fe to Eldorado or Lamy.

The rideis a very doable out-and-back, relatively flat mix of dirt singletrack, doubletrack, and a few gravel and rocky sections. It is very rideable for all experience levels, and follows an infrequently used railroad line, crossing back and forth over it a few times. There are many splits in the trail, but they are never more than .1 miles or so, and are either the same difficulty or very obviously up a steep hill and back down. A mountain bike is recommended, but you could get away with riding a cyclocross bike.

Ride Time:
Approximately 4 - 6 hrs

Surface: asphalt, dirt
Open: year round
Best Time of Year: spring & fall

Tour Cost

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Tour Directions

1. Trail Begins at W. Manhattan Street in Downtown Santa Fe.
2. Follow the signs along the railroad line to Eldorado.
3. Trail terminates at Avenida Eldorado (Advanced riders could continue on to Lamy where the trail officially terminates).

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