Terrain: Hardpack dirt and sand
Elevation: 6800' at trailhead, 200 ft of net climbing
Distance: 6 miles round trip
Ran the Spur Trail on Saturday with Herman. A beautiful afternoon but a little windy. Herman was coming from a professional conference, on a weekend. The guy is dedicated. I had spent most of my morning in the yard, moving firewood under the portal and emptying the rain barrels for the winter.
|Herman with Tetilla Peak on the horizon|
|Looking west from the Rail Trail|
After discussing the finer points of collegiate racing we ran on across some truly beautiful early winter landscapes. The Spur Trail is built like a giant one lane road of glorious singletrack, one can just cruise along for long periods taking it all in. Views stretch unbroken from the Sangre de Cristos to the Cerrillos mtns to the Sandias.
Starting from Richards Ave., the trail is just over 3mi to the Rail Trail, or just over 6mi for the round trip. For longer routes it's less than 2mi north to the Rabbit Rd trailhead from the Rail Trail junction or about 2mi south to the Nine Mile Rd. trailhead. A beautiful trail I think I'll need to ski a few times this winter.
- The Santa Fe Rail Trail
- Arroyo Hondo Open Space
- La Tierra Trails
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