Sagebrush Flats

 

The Sagebrush Flats Loop Trail is approximately 8 miles West of Santa Fe, in the Santa Fe National Forest.  The trailhead is located on County Road 62, about 4 miles Northwest of State Route 599.  Ranging in elevation from approximately 6,300 feet to over 7,000 feet, the trail traverses the Caja del Rio Plateau and Sagebrush Flats, just East of the Rio Grande.  The trail consists mostly of dirt/gravel roads, portions of which contain small rocks (less than 6 inches to 8 inches in diameter).  At waypoint SF 6, there's a corral, for which you must go through a gate (please close the gate after everyone is through).  As you enter Sagebrush Flats (at waypoint SF15), you can clearly see the cities of White Rock and Los Alamos to the Northeast.  The trail is just nearly 20 miles long and takes approximately 4 hours or so to complete.

Difficulty Rating:  One (1) Easy
(based on my personal rating scale on the Trails Page)

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Waypoint: To: Distance Cumm. Dist. Bearing Lat Long
SF01         N35 41.34'

W106 5.51'

  SF02 1.50 mi 1.50 mi 318 (NW) N35 42.31' W106 6.57'
  SF03 1.20 mi 2.69 mi 326 (NW) N35 43.17' W106 7.29'
  SF04 0.71 mi 3.41 mi 318 (NW) N35 43.63' W106 7.80'
  SF05 2.10 mi 5.50 mi 298 (WNW) N35 44.48' W106 9.78'
  SF06 0.25 mi 5.75 mi 30 (NNE) N35 44.67' W106 9.65'
  SF07 0.61 MI 6.37 MI 78 (ENE) N35 44.78' W106 9.01'
  SF08 0.56 mi 6.93 mi 324 (NW) N35 45.18' W106 9.36'
  SF09 0.43 mi 7.36 mi 353 (N) N35 45.55' W106 9.42'
  SF10 0.62 mi 7.98 mi 34 (NE) N35 45.99' W106 9.04'
  SF11 0.23 mi 8.20 mi 76 (ENE) N35 46.04' W106 8.81'
  SF12 0.65 mi 8.85 mi 1 (N) N35 46.60' W106 8.80'
  SF13 0.53 mi 9.38 mi 326 (NNW) N35 46.98' W106 9.11'
  SF14 0.46 mi 9.84 mi 286 (WNW) N35 47.09' W106 9.59'
  SF15 1.40 mi 11.24 mi 338 (NNW) N35 48.22' W106 10.15'
  SF16 0.25 mi 11.49 mi 63 (ENE) N35 48.31' W106 9.91'
  SF17 0.98 mi 12.47 mi 109 (ESE) N35 48.03' W106 8.92'
  SF18 0.45 mi 12.92 mi 131 (SE) N35 47.78' W106 8.56'
  SF19 0.28 mi 13.20 mi 195 (SSW) N35 47.55' W106 8.64'
  SF20 0.74 mi 13.94 mi 132 (SE) N35 47.11' W106 8.05'
  SF21 0.62 mi 14.55 mi 196 (SSW) N35 46.60' W106 8.24'
  SF22 0.89 mi 14.45 mi 167 (SSE) N35 45.85' W106 8.01'
  SF23 0.69 mi 16.13 mi 232 (SW) N35 45.48' W106 8.59'
  SF24 0.39 mi 16.52 mi 156 (SSE) N35 45.17' W106 8.42'
  SF25 0.36 mi 16.88 mi 78 (ENE) N35 45.23' W106 8.05'
  SF26 0.43 mi 17.31 mi 145 (SE) N35 44.93' W106 7.78'
  SF27 1.29 mi 18.60 mi 166 (SSE) N35 43.84' W106 7.44'
  SF28 0.46 mi 19.06 mi 154 (SSE) N35 43.48' W106 7.23'
  SF29 0.38 mi 19.44 mi 196 (S) N35 43.16' W106 7.30'

Notice: Off-highway travel is by its very nature potentially dangerous and could result in property damage, injury, or even death.  If you drive any of the trails on this web site, you acknowledge these risks and assume full responsibility.  You are the final judge as to whether a trail is safe to drive, whether your vehicle is capable of the journey, and whether your skills are up to the challenge.  The publisher of this web site disclaims any and all liability for property damage, bodily injury, or death that could occur to you or any of your passengers.  To the best of my knowledge, the information contained on this page was accurate as of the time I road this trail during the Winter of 2003/2004.   However, things change over time.  And portions of this trail may no longer be legally accessible to motorized vehicles.  Therefore, please be good stewards of our sport--always stay on designated trails . . . and always, always remember to Tread Lightly!

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