Santa Fe Rail-Trail
This hike follows the still-active rail line between Santa Fe and Lamy. The trail starts at the Santa Fe Railyard Park, on the southwest edge of the city center, and goes all the way to Lamy and Route 285. Another good starting point, with plenty of parking, is at South Capitol Station on Alta Vista Street. The trail is asphalt for the first 3.5mi (5.6km) and hard dirt for the rest of the 16mi (26km) route. The second part of the hike gets into some remote parts of the countryside and is wildly beautiful. It can be used by bikes, pedestrians and even dogs are welcome. This is one of the most popular hikes near Santa Fe and is easily accessible, with no major elevation change.