Urban multiuse Trails

The city's has an ever-expanding network of paved, non-motorized pedestrian and bicycle trails for the benefit of residents and visitors alike.  Pick up a free copy of the 2012 Bikeways and Trails map at most local bike shops, order a copy by phone from the Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization (SF MPO) at (505) 955-6664 or download a copy below along with the Downtown Bicycle Parking map:

Recreational and Wilderness Trails

Nestled within thousands of acres of piñon and juniper woodlands, the City's Dale Ball and Connecting Trails and La Tierra Trails provide a network of over 50-miles of hiking and mountain biking trails; these also include some shared multi-use trails for equestrians. The city's wilderness trails connect to other well-known trails in Santa Fe County, the Santa Fe National Forest and the Nature Conservancy


Wilderness Trails maps

Maps for Individuals

       A paper copy of the trails can be picked up at the city's Visitor Center located at 201 W. Marcy Street ( View Map » ).

       The Visitors Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Or Download either the Dale Ball and Connecting Trails or La Tierra Trails Maps below:

Maps for Santa Fe Businesses and Organizations

Local businesses and organizations can order the maps for free distribution to their patrons and can be picked up at the city's Visitor Center located at 210 W. Marcy Street.

Maps are distributed in lots of 50. Your order cannot exceed 250.


Prescription Walking Trails

Prescription Trails guides designating walking and wheelchair rolling routes in local parks that are both safe and accessible.  The guides are available in English and Spanish and are organized by zip code.

Prescription Trails Guides »

Protect the Wilderness Ecosystem

  • Stay on desginated trails.
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Equestrians are allowed only on Multi-Use and Arroyo Trails.
  • ATVs / MX vehicles are not allowed on trails except within the designated ATV/MX Park.
  • No campfires or open flames.

Safety Reminders and Recommendations

  • Wear appropriate clothing and shoes
    • The high altitude Dale Ball and Connecting Trails can be icy and cold in winter & early spring.
    • The lower altitude La Tierra Trails can be very hot and dry during summer days.
  • Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, rain gear and a first aid kit.
  • Visitors from lower altitudes are cautioned to avoid altitude sickness and dehydration by drinking plenty of water and stopping to rest often.
  • Bicyclists ride at their own risk.
  • Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.