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New Santa Fe Regional Trail

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Length

19.9 Miles 32.0 Kilometers


Doubletrack

Elevation

1,120' 341 m

Ascent

-89' -27 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (3°)

7,237' 2,206 m

High

6,199' 1,889 m

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A regional access trail that parallels Interstate 25 from Palmer Lake to northern Colorado Springs.

Kristen Arendt

Overview

Public access to the Air Force Academy's trails and trailheads varies and may be restricted due to the base's Force Protection conditions and other random security measures. Trail users are encouraged to recreate with a partner or in a group. Cyclists must wear a helmet.
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Dogs: Leashed

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The New Santa Fe Regional Trail connects the Tri-Lakes area (Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Monument) and northern Colorado Springs following the historic, right-of-way of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. The wide, gravel trail offers a panoramic view of the Rampart Range and Air Force Academy grounds.

Sections follow along Monument Creek and some of the best remaining riparian habitat in the region. This regional pathway largely parallels Interstate 25 and continues along an easement through the eastern portions of the Air Force Academy. Be sure to stay on the trail for the seven mile stretch that runs through the Air Force Academy.

As part of the American Discovery Trail, the New Santa Fe Trail provides access to numerous trails east and west along the corridor between Palmer Lake and Colorado Springs. You'll enjoy view of the mountains and Pikes Peak along the way.

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May 27, 2018
cmlords Lords
Mar 17, 2018
Troy Golden
Trail clear and dry 18mi
Jul 2, 2017
Aaton Bjorn
2mi
Jun 3, 2017
Franklin Gauer
Honestly - just a fantastic trail. Nothing technical at all, just great scenery and great riding. 16mi
May 21, 2017
Allen Tanner
Family ride from Monument to Palmer Lake and back.
Sep 4, 2016
Ann W.
Jul 8, 2016
Rick Powelson
40mi
Apr 2, 2016
Patrick Yarbrough
Started at Austin Bluffs by Costco, 1 hour, 50 min to Palmer Lake, 1 hour, 30 minutes back home. Trails super wet/ muddy/ snowy still once in Monument 39.8mi — 1h 50m

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  3.7 from 7 votes

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#740

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#6,539

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