Arroyo Hondo Forest Service 79

Total Miles


2,559.39 ft


1 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

Forest Service road that climbs a wide loose and rutted road. There are many shallow ruts and a few deep ruts that must be navigated around if clearance is an issue. There is a very steep descent about 2.5 miles past the Santa Fe National Forest signs or about 0.25 miles past the rough parking lot. This descent leads you into a valley where the trail changes to a grass-covered and slightly muddy doubletrack. The end of this trail ends at the watershed boundary and is therefore an out-and-back. There are numerous single-track mountain bike trails off the sides of this trail, there are also numerous short pullouts that are mostly a dead end.

Photos of Arroyo Hondo Forest Service 79

Arroyo Hondo Forest Service 79
Arroyo Hondo Forest Service 79
Arroyo Hondo Forest Service 79


The beginning of this trail can be navigated by just about any moderate clearance vehicle with some care and thought, but past the rough parking area toward the top of the trail the trail is extremely steep and likely impossible to turn around. It would be advisable to scout ahead to assess the terrain before proceeding too far.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

Dustin C
May 17, 2023
Alan Farris
Mar 13, 2023
2018 Jeep Wrangler
Seasonally Closed

Access Description

Take Old Santa Fe Trail Road to the fork at the top of the hill and veer left on to Canada Village Road, continue on this road up a steep grade as it turns to gravel/dirt.

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