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La Tierra Trails Loop is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 10.5 mi Elevation gain 941 ft Route type Loop

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Groomed singletrack which includes sections with larger rollers, a pumptrack, and a jump course. This mountain bike trail system is sweetly groomed and a blast to ride. Plenty of rollers and jumps on the more technical sections. Be ready for POI #9 - the large rollers are a blast!

New Mexico Department of Tourism, Lamy Building, 491 Old Santa Fe Trail , Santa Fe, NM, 87503, Phone: 505-827-7400

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Maren H
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Hiking

Great for a wide range of activities from trail running, mountain biking, walking, hiking. You can do any distance from half a mile to 10+ miles here so it’s great for all abilities & ages. Dogs are allowed (on or off leash). Gently rolling ups & downs (but much less steep than many hikes around - you don’t feel like you’re climbing up a mountain if you know what I mean). Trails are mostly sand/dirt. Conveniently located 10-15 mins outside of Santa Fe. Signs and numbers at intersections on trail make it pretty much impossible to get lost.

Mark Muenchow
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Hiking

Fun trails with good variety of challenges

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Griffin Rutherford
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Mountain biking

La Tierra has a special place in my heart, and is my favorite place to be.

Abisaid B.
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Hiking

Very fun trail for mountain bike riding. Definitely recommend the technical trails for bikes. Very little steep up hills and lots of down hills.

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Dana V.
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Hot despite the wind. Not a lot of traffic today!

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S S.
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Steven Ralich
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Jessica Wicks
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Potentially a great trail. But the signage is *very* confusing. Maps every so often but no indicators point to “you are here” which makes the maps fairly useless. Snow also made it difficult to navigate.

Amy Buoncristiani
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Running

Great for easy to moderate single track trail running and mountain biking, with additional down hill marked sections for more advanced banked turns/jumps for mountain bikers. Super accessible athletic playground right in Santa Fe. Great views from all the ridges. It's now my favorite 'go-to' place for a high quality, low elevation gain, 1-2 hour run/bike. I will usually only see about 2 others per hour, so I would rate it as minimally trafficked.

Juan Corpion
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Hiking

Beware! My passenger rear window was shattered when I returned from my hike. There was nothing to steal but now I’ll be out several hundred dollars in replacement costs. The trails are very nice but the parking is isolated and susceptible to break-ins. There are signs at each parking area warning of possible vandalism. Unfortunately, I advise you heed them and stay away.

Sheena Chakeres
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Running

Perfect for trail running. Views on every direction. Didn’t see another soul. Rolling. Would rank as easy and you can walk as long or as short as you want as the trail system is well marked.

Cheryl Albanese
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Hiking

Great views and gorgeous weather!

David Holley
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very good trail system. well marked.

Kaitlin Judd
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Pretty trails to hike. Not very challenging.

Mike Dougherty
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Not much to see. Couple of good shots of the surrounding mountains but otherwise just a lot of scrub pine. Lots of offshoot trails, so you need to keep watch of the trail numbers.

Brandon Arndt
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Mountain biking

Excellent mountain biking location!

Chris Chappell
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Excellent trail system. Best for mountain bikes, or cross country running.

Itzel Cruz
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Mountain biking
Addie Lee
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The trail is easy to navigate, signs all in tact. You can be out there for as long or as short as you'd like. Not a super difficult incline either. BEAUTIFUL , I'm sure I'll do it again. Couldn't imagine a better way to spend my day.

Itzel Cruz
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Mountain biking
Raymond Bennett
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Beautiful day and conditions. Super well marked, friendly folks on foot and bike. Great day.

Brandon Rose
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Running

This is an easy spot to get to. I usually park by the mailboxes on Camino la Tierra and walk or run in from there. Would love to bike back here. The trails are well-marked and the maps make it easy to find your way around. I rarely see more than a couple other people on this trail system, even on a weekend.

GL Gilbert
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Hiking

Outstanding vistas in every direction but especially to the west. Pretty quiet mid week afternoon.

Jessi Jensen
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Great for trail running.

Javier Rascon
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Hiking

Beautiful trails close to the city. Lots of different options to create the perfect trail for you. I suggest going near sunset. You won't regret it.

Tyler Thompson
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Mountain biking
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Ryan Tyson
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Hiking
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ben smiley
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Mountain biking
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Fateh Khalsa
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Mountain biking
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Fateh Khalsa
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