Arroyo de los Chamisos Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Arroyo de los Chamisos Trail is a 10.5 mile out and back trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
10.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
501 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

walking
14 days ago

A nice paved trail for walking, running, or biking that runs along the arroyo. Located in Santa Fe, its a nice alternative to city streets for crossing east-west and hooks into the north-south Rail Trail. If you get tired of pavement, there's always the arroyo (if there's no storm activity). Street crossings are well developed and safe. And, it passes through a nice small city park about midway (where it crosses Avenida de las Campanas) for a nice rest stop. Does not use city streets; not sure how anybody got that idea?

walking
7 months ago

walking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

"Hoax trail"? Um, no. Perhaps the previous reviewer wasn't in the right place. NONE of this trail is on roads, except for where it crosses a street. This is a wide, paved trail through native plants and flowers. Most of it follows the arroyo, adjacent to upscale adobe-style homes and a few commercial areas on the western two-thirds, and to an active rail line on the northeastern end. There are numerous access points (many with parking) to the trail, although most aren't well marked. The trail itself is easy to follow once you're on it, and affords scenic views of the arroyo and the surrounding mountains.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

mountain biking
Thursday, May 05, 2011

This is NOT a trail. Most of if is on the two busiest streets in Ssnta Fe. This is a hoax trail.