The Dale Ball Trails is a network of a stretch of 22 miles,located at the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and is an ideal hiking trail for both beginners as well as advanced hikers.
The trail is named after Dale Ball who conceptualized and constructed the trail. Apart for hiking, the trail is used for mountain biking as well as.
The views from all over the trails are ideal for photography and for simply soaking up the scenic beauty all around.
Dale Ball Trails Travel Tips
- Carry bottled water and snacks.
- Wearing sturdy shoes and sunscreen will be helpful.
How to Reach Dale Ball Trails
- By renting a Car/Bike/Bicycle.
- By Taxi/ Cab.
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Dale Ball Trails Reviews & Ratings
What a boon to the people of Santa Fe to have this trail system right in their own backyard! Very well marked trails suitable for hiking, mountain bikes or horses. Pet friendly. Bring water, sunscreen and snacks if you want to do a longer hike. Parking is ample. Everyone we encountered on the trail was courteous and friendly. Highly recommend.
I loved the scenery and it was a good climb. There were many trails and good views. So close to downtown and a great workout
Great open area,easy to hike and climatize for people like me who come from sea level origins. Meet friendly locals and wildlife. Take care as I almost ran into couple rattlesnakes, literally. Nice for 1st hike in area.
Enjoyed this place. Great hiking all levels and well marked trail. Some sections steep terrain at some parts. Saw several mountain bikers riding this. I would rank MBT moderate to advance. You need to be a good hill climber.
Not great trails for biking. Probably just fine for hiking. Cool country. A bad note: our car got broken into on Cerro gordo (probably butchered name) on one access for Dale Ball trails. Park where there are lots of cars. Take your precious stuff with you. Just saying.