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363 mi 583 km of trail 12 Rides

Easy Trails 15 Trails Intermediate Trails 89 Trails Hard Trails 58 Trails

Some of the most exquisite alpine scenery in the Southwest is found in this National Forest. Here, you can find the headwaters of Pecos, Jemez, and Gallinas Rivers; mountain streams; lakes; and trout fishing. Consider visiting one of many nearby Indian pueblos, Spanish missions, and Indian ruins. Golden aspens grace the high country from September to October and snow blankets Santa Fe Ski Basin in winter.

Areas Within Santa Fe National Forest

Rides in Santa Fe National Forest - 12

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Favorite Heading CCW on the Dale Ball Outer Limits.
Intermediate/Difficult

Dale Ball Outer Limits

9.4 mi 15.2 km • Loop • 1,170 ft Ascent 356.64 m Ascent

(44) Santa Fe, NM
Favorite Jess shows the guys how it's done on the lip-y drop mid-way down Jagged Axe.
Difficult

Big Mountain Enduro: Santa Fe

21.5 mi 34.6 km • Point to Point • 4,646 ft Ascent 1415.97 m Ascent

(2) Pecos, NM
Favorite Grunting out the last bit of the climb up from the Winsor Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Winsor South Eight

15.4 mi 24.8 km • Loop • 2,705 ft Ascent 824.62 m Ascent

(12) Santa Fe, NM
Favorite One of several rideable bridges across the East Fork of the Jemez River.
Intermediate/Difficult

East Fork Eastern Loop

8.9 mi 14.4 km • Loop • 820 ft Ascent 250.08 m Ascent

(6) Los Alamos, NM
Favorite Cerro Pelado fire watchtower.
Intermediate

Cerro Pelado

5.9 mi 9.4 km • Point to Point • 1,794 ft Ascent 546.85 m Ascent

(2) Jemez P…, NM
Favorite Along the Rio Cebolla Trail from Seven Springs Fish Hatchery in October 2016.
Intermediate

Calaveras Canyon

13.8 mi 22.2 km • Loop • 1,086 ft Ascent 331.09 m Ascent

(1) Santa T…, NM
Favorite Getting ready to drop into the switchbacks on Aspen for Trouble.
Difficult

Half Aspen Loop around Pajarito Ski Area

5.0 mi 8.1 km • Loop • 1,195 ft Ascent 364.09 m Ascent

(6) Los Alamos, NM
Favorite Descending Perimeter trail.
Intermediate

Perimeter to Walnut Canyon

6.9 mi 11.1 km • Loop • 640 ft Ascent 195.15 m Ascent

(5) Los Alamos, NM
Favorite Sandy arroyos.
Difficult

Dead Dog Well Loop

20.9 mi 33.6 km • Loop • 1,733 ft Ascent 528.21 m Ascent

(7) El Rancho, NM
Favorite Through the burn zone.
Difficult

Quemazon - Guaje Ridge - Cabra - Perimeter Loop

18.3 mi 29.5 km • Point to Point • 3,301 ft Ascent 1006.11 m Ascent

(8) Los Alamos, NM
Favorite One of several rideable bridges across the East Fork of the Jemez River.
Intermediate/Difficult

Las Conchas-Los Griegos Traverse

23.2 mi 37.3 km • Loop • 3,676 ft Ascent 1120.57 m Ascent

(6) Los Alamos, NM
Favorite The Lookout Tower at the top...
Difficult

Ghosts and Arrows Loop

11.2 mi 18.1 km • Loop • 2,598 ft Ascent 791.99 m Ascent

(6) Pecos, NM

Trails in Santa Fe National Forest - 150

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9.3 mi 14.9 km #1Winsor Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
9.3 mi 14.9 km Santa Fe, NM 60 
1.6 mi 2.5 km #2Holy Molé
Intermediate/Difficult
Pecos, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
1.6 mi 2.5 km Pecos, NM 14 
1.3 mi 2.0 km #3Chili Dog
Difficult
Pecos, NM
Difficult
1.3 mi 2.0 km Pecos, NM 11 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #4Jagged Axe
Difficult
Pecos, NM
Difficult
2.7 mi 4.4 km Pecos, NM
1.9 mi 3.1 km #5Upper Rio En Medio #163
Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
Difficult
1.9 mi 3.1 km Santa Fe, NM
1.2 mi 1.9 km #6Alamo Vista
Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
Difficult
1.2 mi 1.9 km Santa Fe, NM
0.6 mi 0.9 km #7Janker DH
Very Difficult
Pecos, NM
Very Difficult
0.6 mi 0.9 km Pecos, NM
1.5 mi 2.5 km #8Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail (West)
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Alamos, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
1.5 mi 2.5 km Los Alamos, NM
1.3 mi 2.1 km #9Xander's Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Alamos, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
1.3 mi 2.1 km Los Alamos, NM
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10Lower Big Tesuque Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
1.5 mi 2.4 km Santa Fe, NM
0.7 mi 1.1 km #11Upper Ruiz
Intermediate
Pecos, NM
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Pecos, NM
0.9 mi 1.5 km #12Little Tesuque Creek Trail
Easy
Santa Fe, NM
Easy
0.9 mi 1.5 km Santa Fe, NM
3.7 mi 6.0 km #13Aspen for Trouble
Difficult
Los Alamos, NM
Difficult
3.7 mi 6.0 km Los Alamos, NM
2.3 mi 3.7 km #14Aspeñola
Difficult
Los Alamos, NM
Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 km Los Alamos, NM
0.7 mi 1.1 km #15Trail Junction 30-29
Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
Difficult
0.7 mi 1.1 km Santa Fe, NM
4.5 mi 7.2 km #16Dale Ball Central and North Loop from Cerros Colorados
Intermediate
Santa Fe, NM
Intermediate
4.5 mi 7.2 km Santa Fe, NM
3.8 mi 6.2 km #17Lower Rio en Medio #163
Difficult
Santa Fe, NM
Difficult
3.8 mi 6.2 km Santa Fe, NM
1.8 mi 2.9 km #18Snack Pack
Intermediate
Pecos, NM
Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.9 km Pecos, NM
1.1 mi 1.7 km #19Bear Wallow Trail 182
Intermediate
Santa Fe, NM
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.7 km Santa Fe, NM
0.9 mi 1.4 km #20Ruiz Canyon
Intermediate
Pecos, NM
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Pecos, NM

Photos of Santa Fe National Forest - 110

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Jagged Axe ain't no joke!
May 30, 2017 near Pecos, NM
Jess shows the guys how it's done on the lip-y drop mid-way down Jagged Axe.
May 30, 2017 near Pecos, NM
The Arroyo de las Lemitas Trail leads to some spectacular views of the New Mexico high desert and geologic features
Dec 26, 2017 near Ohkay O…, NM
Valles Caldera has wide open spaces - watch for elk
Dec 2, 2017 near Los Alamos, NM
Flowing down Hole Molé on a beautiful spring day...
Apr 17, 2018 near Pecos, NM
Chili Dog from top to bottom. Lots of chunk and fun natural features make this trail a standout at Glorieta.
Jun 2, 2017 near Pecos, NM
Heading CCW on the Dale Ball Outer Limits.
Mar 29, 2018 near Santa Fe, NM
One of several rideable bridges across the East Fork of the Jemez River.
Oct 8, 2014 near Los Alamos, NM