|Sunflowers and the Sangre de Cristos at Frenchy's Field|
|Trail 34 - up top and exit right|
The trail is marked as 34. To be precise, it begins as trail 31 and then becomes trail 34 for most of its eastward travel. What makes this trail so magnificent, sublime even, is that it fills a missing link to circumnavigate Santa Fe almost entirely by trail. And piecing that together is what I've been doing with my free time over the last couple weeks.
Townie (Super) Loop - Distance: ~21 miles
Duration: approx. 2hrs by bike
Good For: Mtn biking from your doorstep/marathon long runs
Trail Quotient: 90% traffic free
|Flowers and morning moon|
|Acequia Trail mural|
|River Trail mural|
|La Tierra and Unity Church|
|Big blue at Trail 34|
Route Description: Rail Trail north -> Acequia Trail west -> north at Camino de Chelley bridge -> Frenchy's Field -> River Trail east -> Mesa Vista Rd north -> Ortiz dog park east -> Camino de los Montoyas north -> La Tierra Trails at Unity Church -> find your way in any fashion to the Cell Tower (northeast) -> Trail 34 to Ridgetop Rd -> Tano Rd east over Hwy 285 -> Old Taos Highway or Arroyo Barranca -> SF Plaza -> Don Gaspar -> Montezuma Rd west -> Rail Trail south.
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What's more, is that the Townie Loop has a twin... (*head exploding*)