Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

La Tierra Trails North Loop Hike
In Santa Fe Region

Hike Id H10662
Last Update 2018-11-21 16:17:34.0
Hike Class B
Hike Miles 4.7
Minimum Elevation 6980
Elevation Gain 225
Total Uphill 500
Total Downhill 500
Avg Grade 5 %
Route Type CW Loop
Drive Miles Round Trip 120
Drive Time Oneway 0:55
Hiking Seasons Sprg, Fall, Wntr
Hike Rating (Hike not rated)
All On Trail Yes

Highlights This hike is part of the La Tierra Trail system three miles from the Santa Fe Plaza. Since there is no good place to lunch we will drive down to the Santa Fe River on Alameda for grass and shade. Maps are available online or from the City of Santa Fe.

Cautions Some short steep hills with loose dirt and gravel. Some hikers may wish to use poles.

Trailhead Directions Go north on I-25 and exit at mile marker 276 onto NM Highway 599 or Veteran's Highway. Go west and drive 11.3 miles to the La Tierra Trails, Camino de los Montoyas on the west or left side of the road. Drive another 2.8 miles and you will arrive at the Calabasas Trailhead. The hike begins across the parking lot. Look for the trail marker #1.

Actual Hike The hike is a 5 mile loop following the following trail route #1, #2 , #3, #4 , #5, #13, #14, #12,#11, #10, #9, #8, #1 and return to the parking lot.

Comments This is a multi-use trail for bikes and equestrians so it is important to be aware of others using the trail. There are multiple options for hikes of varying lengths and the routes are well-marked with maps placed throughout the trail system; Santa Fe County provides a map of the La Tierra Trails system.

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GPX:WayTrack, 20Nov18, Garmin, Marilyn Warrant

Text Author Cathy Intemann
Map Author Marilyn Warrant
Maintainer Cathy Intemann