Dale Ball Trail System
Dale Ball Central
Trail Length 7+ miles
These trails incorporate some older trails that have been fixed up, and
some new sections that are really fun. There is a little more climbing
than the North section and the tread is not quite as smooth. Don't forget
to ride the connector trails to vary distances and experiences.
Trail Directions: There are two access points: one at the North trail
head on NM 475 at Sierra del Norte and the other near the intersection
of Cerro Gordo and Upper Canyon Road.
Dale Ball North
Trail Length 6 or 7 +/- 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
Dale Ball South
Trail Length 5 miles
Mostly a trail for hikers, but if you don't mind some hike-a-bike it
is a good trail for mountain bikes as well.
Trail Directions: Upper Canyon Road, just past the Cerro Gordo trailhead.
Take a right up a steep dirt road. There is a single track that takes
off to the left about 100 feet up the road. After that the trail is
well marked, with maps at every junction.