Santa Fe Trail

Total Miles
4.1

Elevation

2,866.29 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This is an easy, one-way trail with a few places to pass and some rocky and washed out sections. You'll find a handful of dispersed campsites and some great views of Idaho Springs. The end of the trail is a gate that leads to private property, and there is plenty of room to turn around there.

Photos of Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe Trail

Difficulty

Trail has some rocky sections and steep grades at times.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Steven Meow
Apr 14, 2024
4x4
Open
Snow/Ice
Muddy/Wet
trail is clear for about 1/4 way up until you get to the snow. only got for a 1/4 way more before it's test your luck
Sterling Homard
Apr 12, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice
Like one other recent review says, the first 1/4 of the trail was great—just a couple small mud patches. After that it gets pretty snowy (pictured), and upon ascending more it got really difficult. Deep, wet snow, plenty of sliding. Eventually, about 1/3 of the way up, I turned around. Still fun though!
David Ace
Mar 28, 2024
2023 Toyota 4Runner
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice
We hit about 2 feet of snow at 8,600 feet up and had to use the traction boards to get unstuck. Had to turn back around.
Sean Hines
Mar 01, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice
Snow and wet dotted until about 1/3 of the way up where it became only snow. My highway tired couldn’t get traction so we had to turn around. Better tires recommend. Mostly rocky, occasional water erosion maxing my articulation on stock suspension.

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