Looking for the perfect outdoor adventure during your trip to New Mexico? There are some amazing Santa Fe bike trails that will allow you to explore the great nature of our region while also getting a good workout! Go for a leisurely pedal or a strenuous mountain bike climb. Whichever option you choose, you are sure to come away with unforgettable vacation memories!
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4 of Our Favorite Santa Fe Bike Trails
Santa Fe Rail Trail
The Santa Fe Rail Trail is one of the most popular Santa Fe bike trails featuring 15 miles of paved and dirt roads for cycling. Hiking and running are also favorite activities along this trail, which is parallel to the rail line that passes through the city. This dog-friendly trail is ideal for birding, nature walks, cross country skiing, and horseback riding, along with mountain biking!
Dale Ball Trail
The Dale Ball Trail system features 22 miles of hiking and mountain biking, connected to other popular Santa Fe bike trails. When you cycle this trail, you will cross through the Nature Conservancy, boasting gorgeous scenery. This series of Santa Fe bike trails is named after long-time Santa Fe resident Dale Ball, who funded and oversaw construction of the trails. For the best mountain biking adventure, park at the lot on Hyde Park Road and start pedaling!
La Tierra Trail
One of the other best Santa Fe bike trails is the La Tierra Trail. This system includes over 25 miles of hiker, biker, and equestrian pathways. There are also some designated technical parks for mountain bikes and BMX. With an elevation range of 350 vertical feet over the 1,500-acre area, these trails are easy to moderate and all within three miles of El Farolito!
Pajarito Mountain Trail
The Pajarito Mountain Trail network is another popular area for road biking in Santa Fe, NM. Featuring cross-country trails, downhill drops, freeride trails, and uphill stretches, there are plenty of opportunities for mountain biking. The routes are marked from easy to expert, so be sure you’re on the right skill level trail when you embark on this series of Santa Fe bike trails!
Stay at El Farolito in Santa Fe!
During your mountain biking adventures, stay with us at El Farolito! We offer a hearty traditional breakfast each morning to get your day started off right and a peaceful retreat at the end of the day. You’ll love our uniquely decorated luxury guest rooms with comfortable beds and local wall art. And our quiet outdoor patio is a great place to relax after a long outdoor adventure. Known as one of the best places to stay in Santa Fe, El Farolito features impeccable accommodations and amenities! So, what are you waiting for? Book your Santa Fe vacation with us today!