The best bet for a run in downtown Santa Fe is the River Trail. The paved multi-use path is a greenway along the Santa Fe River, passing through several parks. Note that the river is mostly dried up, so there aren’t really water views. Starting in the downtown area, the path currently goes for 3.7 miles from De Vargas Park, west to Siler Rd., which is ~1 mile west of Frenchy’s Field Park. It’s mostly open terrain.
The first 1.5 miles pass through Footbridges Park and Also Saint Park. At the 2.7 mile mark, there’s a connector path to Frenchy’s Field Park, where you can add an 0.5 mile loop. PEventually, it will include 15 miles of paved continuous path, comprised of parks and trails along the Santa Fe River.
Note: There are plans to add to this trail, mainly east of downtown. Some parts east of downtown might be under construction.
Add-Ons: Connect to the Santa Fe Rail Trail, the northern terminus of which is 0.2 miles south of De Vargas Park along S Guadalupe St.
- Up to 3.7 miles (6 km) one-way
- 411 feet. It's mostly downhill headed in the westerly direction
- Downtown: De Vargas Park
- Numerous access points