Chamisa Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. It is within Santa Fe National Forest. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 7,821 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,218 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The trail ends near the Map information.
Chamisa Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Chamisa Trail (#183) goes through a ponderosa pine and mixed- conifer forest just east of Santa Fe. The short drive from downtown Santa Fe to the trailhead and the short length of the loop described here make this an ideal getaway when you need that quick fix but don’t have a lot of time.Two trails leave from the Chamisa Trail parking area, located right off Hyde Park road. The main Chamisa Trail leaves the northeast corner of the parking area and goes uphill and east through the trees; the alternate route runs north through the canyon. The alternate route connects with the Chamisa Trail at a saddle about 1.0 mile from the trailhead. As described here, this alternate route can be used to make a fun training loop from the trailhead and back again."
--JD & Emily Tanner / Shey Lambert, Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe (Falcon Guides).
"This hike is close to Santa Fe and offers a good workout as well as great exposure to piñon-juniper and mixed conifer vegetation belts. As a summer hike it is shaded much of the day. Although there is an initial climb, you are rewarded with a welcome descent into the Tesuque Creek basin, where you can rest amid cool water, wildflowers, and a green meadow."
--Linda Regnier and Hope Di Paulo, Best Easy Day Hikes: Santa Fe (Falcon Guides).
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