Chamisa Trail Loop

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Great riding in the foothills just north of downtown Santa Fe. This is a wonderful ride that takes in the best sections of three different trails to make a great loop through tall pine trees to open, flower-filled meadows along the Tesuque Creek drainage. It’s a popular ride that sees a lot of foot and mountain bike traffic. You can avoid the crowds by riding during the weekdays. The loop makes for a great night ride during the late spring, summer, and early fall months. The ride starts on the ever popular Chamisa Trail and enters into a narrow canyon surrounded by tall pine trees. Trail surface: Paved road, doubletrack and singletrack trails.
Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico

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Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico

by Bob D'Antonio (Falcon Guides)

Great riding in the foothills just north of downtown Santa Fe. This is a wonderful ride that takes in the best sections of three different trails to make a great loop through tall pine trees to open, flower-filled meadows along the Tesuque Creek drainage. It’s a popular ride that sees a lot of foot and mountain bike traffic.

You can avoid the crowds by riding during the weekdays. The loop makes for a great night ride during the late spring, summer, and early fall months. The ride starts on the ever popular Chamisa Trail and enters into a narrow canyon surrounded by tall pine trees. Trail surface: Paved road, doubletrack and singletrack trails.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Santa Fe
Distance: 8.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours
Season: April to early November
Trailhead Elevation: 7,800 feet
Top Elevation: 8,900 feet
Local Contacts: Santa Fe National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Santa Fe County
Driving Directions: Directions to Chamisa Trail Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

6/8/2009
0

The trail offers scenic and interesting single track throughout. I rode, as listed, from the Chamisa trail head which makes this trail like 75% uphill and the majority of vertical then comes on Hyde Park road. I suggest riding up the road first, and then decending back to the Chamisa traihead.


5/14/2008
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Nice climb, with rolling hills. Mostly smooth. Would recommend riding back down the trail instead of taking the road!



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May 2018