New Santa Fe Regional Trail
New Santa Fe Regional Trail information
Eighteen miles each way, this wide open, gravel and earth trail rises gently from the southern end of the Air Force Academy to the Palmer Lake Recreation Area. You'll gain about 1000ft over the course of the ride, which isn't nothing, but it isn't too painful, and the ride back down will be fun. It's a great beginner mountain-bike ride, and if you like, you can link up with the paved Pikes Peak Greenway Trail at the academy and take it all the way into town.