Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Dale Ball Trails - Randall Davey Audubon Center Round Trip Hike
In Santa Fe Region

Hike Id H10660
Last Update 2019-05-30 13:10:20.0
Hike Class B
Hike Miles 4.5
Minimum Elevation 7280
Elevation Gain 450
Total Uphill 680
Total Downhill 680
Avg Grade 6 %
Route Type Loop
Drive Miles Round Trip 65
Drive Time Oneway 1:20
Hiking Seasons Sprg, Smmr, Fall, Wntr
Hike Rating (4.0 by 2 hikers)
New Mexico Game Unit 44
All On Trail Yes

Highlights This hike also provides access to the Randall Davey Audubon Center, the Nature Conservancy Preserve and the northern portions of the Dale Ball Trails system. This is a very well-marked trail with maps posted regularly along the trail. This is an urban trail through juniper and pinon forest.

Cautions Poles are recommended for steep rocky areas.

Trailhead Directions I-25 north to Old Pecos Trail/466 Exit 284. Turn right on East Zia and left onto Old Santa Fe Trail. Go another 1.12 miles and turn right onto Camino del Monte Sol. Turn right again onto Camino de Cruz Blanca and St. John's College. Continue east on Camino de Cruz Blanca toward Calle Romolo. Stay straight onto Camino Cabra. Turn right onto Canyon Road, portions unpaved. At Cerro Gordo turn left and immediately into the parking lot for the preserve and Dale Ball Trail Head. Find the sign with the trail head.

Actual Hike The hike begins at the Cerro Gordo Trailhead. We will park in the lot and start our hike at marker #28, #25, #22, #16, #15, #14, #17, #21, #18, #20,#24 across the road and follow the road back to the trail head and parking lot for a total of 4.3 miles. We will then drive to the Randall Davey Audubon Center for lunch.

Comments The Santa Fe Foothill Trails brochure provides useful maps and information for the Dale Ball Trail system, La Tierra Trail system and Arroyo Hondo Open Space.

The hike data were derived from a track recorded by a Garmin GPSMap 64s, with trackpoints during breaks deleted.

Garmin Topo U.S. 24K Southwest, Garmin BaseCamp Version 4.6.2 © 2008-2016 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries (

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RANDALL N35 41.403 W105 53.300 7438.49 ft

PARK N35 41.183 W105 53.735

#28: N35 41.389, W105 53.740
#25: N35 41.521, W105 53.870
#22: N35 41.904, W105 53.768
#16: N35 42.066, W105 53.746
#14: N35 42.238, W105 53.795
#17: N35 42.049, W105 53.801
#21: N35 41.947, W105 53.892
#18: N35 41.966, W105 54.134
#20: N35 41.749, W105 54.203
#24: N35 41.586, W105 54.233
ROAD: N35 41.187, W105 54.226

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GPX:WayTrack, 24Sep18, Garmin, Marilyn Warrant

Text Author Cathy Intemann
Map Author Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author Cathy Intemann
Track Author Marilyn Warrant
Maintainer Cathy Intemann