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Arroyo Hondo

Intermediate
 4.2 (9)

A sweet loop very near town.


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.6

KM

Lollipop

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.

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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  4.2 from 9 votes

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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
You can fly on this trail!
Apr 2, 2015 near Santa Fe, NM

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Dec 3, 2022
Kaitlin Pfister-Minogue
Nice little loop, super chill, we just did the outside loop. Unfortunately, proximity to I25 makes it a bit loud. There were porta bathrooms at start 2.2mi
Sep 4, 2022
Gerard Pesce
Solo hike 2.8mi — 1h 06m
Apr 15, 2021
Jeanne Uehling
A very nice late afternoon hike after working remotely. I'm an active 50 year old woman and it was not a hard hike. 2.8mi — 1h 06m
Nov 8, 2020
Gary McCarthy
1mi — 0h 40m
Aug 31, 2020
Robyn Davies
Great first hike! A few raindrops 2.8mi
Aug 19, 2019
Chris Patterson
Pretty trail. No great vistas but still some pretty nice views. Lots of friendly people and dogs along the way. 2.4mi — 1h 11m
Aug 19, 2019
Jennifer Cody
Not too challenging, light to mod traffic. Many unleashed dogs but all well-behaved! No spectacular vistas, but overall a nice morning hike in nature. 2.4mi — 1h 11m
Oct 20, 2018
David Jensen