A favorite among road runners in Santa Fe is the Old Santa Fe Trail (Rt. 67). It’s nice training option for anyone seeking a long training run on pavement. Despite the name, this is a paved road, not a trail. The road features a decent shoulder, and runs through a series of rolling hills. The terrain is open and exposed. It’s a gradual uphill headed south.
The best place to start is Amelia White Park, where the road opens up and the shoulder widens. Old Santa Fe Trail ends at the 8.3 mile mark in Canada de los Alamos, at the merge with Canada Village Rd. (67a). You can continue here. At the ~10 mile mark, the pavement morphs into a dirt forest road.
Note: It’s possible to start downtown, at the San Miguel Mission, but the first mile features high traffic volume and narrow sidewalks.
- Up to 8.3 miles from downtown to Canada Village Rd.
- 794 feet
- We recommend starting at Amelia White Park, 1 mile south of downtown.
- Parking at Amelia White Park