Cruz Blanca Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
The Cruz Blanca Trailhead lies on the east side of the St. John's parking lot. After 1.27 miles the trail intersects with the Dorthy Stewart and Atalaya Mountain Trails. Short trail providing access to the Atalaya mountain trail in Santa Fe.
Very easy well maintained trail. Would be an excellent first hike for someone just getting into hiking or exercise. Would definitely be suitable for very young children. 95% is off-road stroller friendly but it isn't a paved trail.
I DID IT! I was diagnosed with brain cancer in November 2014. This is my FIRST post-cancer trail. It's short and easy. BUT (!) I DID IT! Bonus: we saw several types of wildflowers.
This is more like a sidewalk than a trail. However, it may be good to use if the smaller/closer trail-heads to the Atalaya trail and Dale Ball trails are full.
Short access trail in Santa Fe with links to the Atalaya trail.