Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe Rail Trail

This centrally located path parallels the modern Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway into the city, and serves as a handy commuter trail, running from the Railyard District in the city south towards the Eldorado Community and Lamy. Though the trail stretches about 16.5 miles total, only about 3.5 miles are paved, and some sections winnow down to a simple dirt path — making it somewhat difficult to follow at certain junctions.

The nicest and easiest to follow section begins at the South Capitol Trail Station (near the junction of Routes 14 and 285) and heads south for nearly 4 miles to the Rabbit Road trailhead. If you want to start closer to the city, it is 1 mile north at the Santa Fe Train Station at S. Guadalupe St.  From Rabbit Rd., the trail heads south to highway 285 near Lamy, where the rail spur meets up with the main Atcheson, Topeka & Santa Fe Rail Line.

Essentials
  • Our route: 3.8 miles one-way from South Capitol Train Station to Rabbit Rd. Entire Trail is 16.5 miles
  • 74 feet
  • North: South Capitol Trail Station; South: Rabbit Road Trailhead
  • There is parking at the Rabbit Road Trailhead. The South Capitol Street Shuttle picks up and drops off close to each trailhead.