Dale Ball North
Hiking, Snowshoeing, Mountain Biking
Trail Length: 6 or 7 +/- miles
Elevation: 7,807 feet
Degree of Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Seasonal: 4 Season (Possible snow in winter: Snowshoe)
Driving Distance from Plaza: 6 miles
These are new trails and the first of many more miles to come. They are tricky, technical single-track twisters through the pinon woods in the foothills over looking Santa Fe. The tread is good and fast but watch out for the soft shoulders and tight switchbacks. The outside loop is about 5 miles +/- with cut off trails to vary distances. The next system to be built will stretch south to the Atalaya mountain trail adding another 17 miles they say.
Trail Directions: From downtown Santa Fe drive toward the Ski Basin on Hyde Park Road (NM 475). Look for the trailhead parking lot on the left (north).