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Arroyo Hondo

Intermediate
 4.3 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A sweet loop very near town.


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.6

KM

90%

Runnable

7,284' 2,220 m

High

7,045' 2,147 m

Low

435' 132 m

Up

434' 132 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

You can find good firm surfaces on this trail, there are some rocky and gravely sections. The intersections are all marked with signs and maps. Whichever direction you take this trail (clockwise or counter-clockwise), you'll be treated to a couple of good uphills.

Runner Notes

This is a nice singletrack trail with hills and some rocky sections.

Description

This is a nice loop around a small mountain just off Arroyo Hondo Road. Park in the lot just after the interstate underpass. Follow the trail over the small footbridge and across the seasonal creek bed. From here the trail climbs to the loop around the mountain above you.

You can go either clockwise or counter-clockwise on this loop. Follow the well marked and used trail. There is a bonus loop in the middle to keep it interesting. There are signs with maps at these intersections. This is a Santa Fe County Open Space and Trails trail.

History & Background

This is in the Santa Fe County Open Space and Trails network and has seen many improvements recently. The County has an active trail steward program and trails are available to adopt.

Contacts

Shared By:

Peter Olson with improvements by Hill Balliet

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  4.3 from 6 votes

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You can fly on this trail!
Apr 2, 2015 near Santa Fe, NM
Views and wildflowers on the Arroyo Hondo Trail.
Apr 2, 2015 near Santa Fe, NM
Singletrack through the junipers.
Apr 2, 2015 near Santa Fe, NM
Start of the trail
Apr 2, 2015 near Santa Fe, NM

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