Albuquerque Area Mountain Biking

This area includes rides around Albuquerque in the Sandia Mountains and the northern foothills of the Manzano Mountains. Just outside of Albuquerque is Petroglyphs National Monument, a must ride.

 
... Preview: Located on the eastern slope of the Sandias off Crest Highway; about 30 miles northeast of Albuquerque. This ride combines 10K North Trail with Ellis Trail to create a 5-mile loop. When the trails int ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
East Mountain, NM - Mountain Biking - 5 miles   
... Preview: Located on the eastern slope of the Sandias off Crest Highway; about 30 miles northeast of Albuquerque. The southern half of 10K Trail combined with Tree Spring Trail makes for a great alpine ridge. T ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
East Mountain, NM - Mountain Biking - 10.8 miles   
... Preview: Many of the trails in the Sandia Mountains do not allow mountain biking because they are located in the wilderness area. The 10K and Ellis Trails Loop is one of the exceptions, as the trails run right ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 5 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Located on the northern foothills of the Sandias near the town of Placitas; about 20 miles north of Albuquerque. 10K Loop is basically Forest Road 445. Enjoy good views of the northern Sandias as you ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Placitas, NM - Mountain Biking - 6.2 miles   
... Preview: This is classic alpine riding: You will be winding your way through deep, cool stands of mixed conifers and aspens at elevations above 8,000 feet. The singletrack of the 10K and Tree Spring Trails is ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.7 miles   
... Preview: Located in the northern foothills 20 miles north of Albuquerque. This is a great little ride on mostly smooth doubletrack roads in the northern foothills near the small town of Placitas. There are exc ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Placitas, NM - Mountain Biking - 5.9 miles   
... Preview: This short and easy ride celebrates a leader in modern- day wildlife conservation. Aldo Leopold was a conservationist, forester, writer, and outdoor enthusiast. He may be best known for his collection ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 3.1 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This little ride connects three trails in the Cibola National Forest for a super fun loop. Start out with a somewhat steep and technical climb before hitting a flat ridgeline, a fun downhill, and then ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 5.3 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This country falls within the Upper Sonoran and Transition zones, where you’ll find mature stands of pinyon and juniper, with good views up to Sandias and surrounding foothills. This is a pretty area ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 5.7 miles   
... Preview: Located east of Albuquerque near the quaint town of Tijeras. I could rave all daylong about the singletrack riding in the Tijeras area. There are long, winding, tight singletrack through the juniper a ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 9.7 miles   
... Preview: Located east of Albuquerque near the quaint town of Tijeras. For my money the area around Tijeras has some of the best singletrack riding to be found in the state of New Mexico, if not the whole South ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 9.9 miles   
... Preview: This ride traverses the rolling foothills south of the Sandia Mountains. Here you will find lots of pinyon and juniper trees mixed in with clumps of oak. This is great terrain for mountain biking, and ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 5.6 miles   
... Preview: Located along the Rio Grande near the town of Corrales; about 10 miles north of Albuquerque. A perfect ride for a lazy winter afternoon. You will travel through part of the Rio Grande bosque, a specia ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Corrales, NM - Mountain Biking - 14.4 miles   
... Preview: The trail follows the Rio Grande north and south and starts near the village of Alameda. This is a beautiful ride along the Rio Grande through a “bosque,” a cottonwood-covered river bottom filled with ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Alameda, NM - Mountain Biking - 14.4 miles   
... Preview: Corrales Bosque is a cool, peaceful, and really beautiful deciduous forest along the banks of the “big river.” The preserve gives an intimate look at an unusual riparian habitat that used to range all ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Corrales, NM - Mountain Biking - 8 miles   
... Preview: Located in northern Albuquerque, the Corrales Bosque Trail offers mountain bikers a great quick escape when you don’t have time for a long drive. The trail offers beautiful views of the Rio Grande, pr ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 13 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Located in the Cedro Peak area near the town of Tijeras; about 20 miles east of Albuquerque. Coyote Trail is super fun with several challenging climbs and many mountain bikers consider Chamisoso the ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 9.9 miles   
... Preview: Located in the eastern slope of the Sandias off the Crest Highway; about 30 miles northeast of Albuquerque. This ride offers incredible views, crosses several intermittent streams, and travels through ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
East Mountain, NM - Mountain Biking - 12.8 miles   
... Preview: Located northeast of Albuquerque near the quaint town of Cedar Crest. This is one of the harder trails in the Albuquerque area and should be attempted by strong intermediate and expert cyclists only. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Cedar Crest, NM - Mountain Biking - 12.9 miles   
... Preview: Once again you will be riding through gorgeous alpine forests of pine, spruce, and aspen. This is another great moderate trail with some really nice singletrack riding, perfect for someone wanting to ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Canoncito, NM - Mountain Biking - 10.9 miles   
... Preview: Located in the Cedro Peak area near the town of Tijeras; about 20 miles east of Albuquerque. The trail may have gotten its name from the aerobic difficulty when climbing, but the title refers the adeq ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 2.5 miles   
... Preview: This is a good area for riders of all ability levels to get out, do some exploring, and test their skills without having to drive out of town. You will be riding through brushy foothill country with g ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 9.6 miles   
... Preview: Locate in the Oak Flat area south of the town of Tijeras; about 25 miles east of Albuquerque. This ride is one of the easiest on the Two Wheel Drive bicycle shop map "The Trails of Cedro Peak and Ote ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.4 miles   
... Preview: Located on the eastern slope of the Sandias at Sandia Peak Ski Area; about 30 miles northeast of Albuquerque. Take the chairlift to the top of the mountain and follow Golden Eagle (downhill traffic on ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Sandia Park, NM - Mountain Biking - 6.9 miles   
... Preview: Located on the eastern slope of the Sandias at Sandias Peak Ski Area; about 30 miles northeast of Albuquerque. King of the Mountain, open for two-way traffic, is rated black by the ski area going up b ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Sandia Park, NM - Mountain Biking - 16.4 miles   
... Preview: This beautiful ride begins in the northern foothills of the Sandia Mountains and follows Las Huertas Creek up, up, up to its source at Capulin Spring Campground. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Placitas, NM - Mountain Biking - 18.6 miles   
... Preview: Locate in the Cedro Peak area near the town of Tijeras; about 20 miles east of Albuquerque. In the Cedro Peak area you will find some of Albuquerque's finest mountain biking. Lone Pine Trail is consi ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 9.6 miles   
... Preview: Located on the eastern slope of the Sandias at Sandia Peak Ski Area; about 30 miles northeast of Albuquerque. Lower Mountain Loop combines the first leg of King of the Mountain and the last leg of Gol ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Sandia Park, NM - Mountain Biking - 3.5 miles   
... Preview: Located in the foothills of the Sandias at the eastern edge of Albuquerque. The Foothills Trail System, which borders the Sandia Mountain Wilderness, is the result of the hard work of many individuals ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 10 miles   
... Preview: The North Foothills Trail offers mountain bikers a great opportunity to ride rolling singletrack almost any day of the year. This fun 11.6-mile out- and- back trail provides great access to several ot ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 11.6 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Beautiful riding on excellent trails in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. How lucky are locals in the Albuquerque area to have such a great system of trails right out their back door! The Foothil ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 9.7 miles   
... Preview: Located east of Albuquerque near the quaint town of Tijeras. This is a great ride with extended sections of wonderful singletrack riding through the pine- and oak-covered hills near the Oak Flat Picni ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.5 miles   
... Preview: Located on the eastern slope of the Sandias off the Crest Highway; about 30 miles northeast of Albuquerque. Oso Corredor, which means "running bear" in Spanish, is one of the newest trails in the syst ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
East Mountain, NM - Mountain Biking - 8.6 miles   
... Preview: This is really pretty pinyon-juniper country with stands of oak intermixed. Clump grasses and woody shrubs make up the ground cover. This is a great short singletrack ride that is perfect for those wa ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 3.4 miles   
... Preview: Located in the Otero Canyon area near the town of Tijeras; about 20 miles east of Albuquerque. Just like Otero Canyon west, the loop on the east side of Otero offers excellent singletrack and an awe ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.9 miles   
... Preview: Located east of Albuquerque near the quaint town of Tijeras. This ride offers up the whole package and then some! It has excellent tight singletrack through beautiful piñon and juniper trees; an exten ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.9 miles   
... Preview: Located east of Albuquerque near the quaint town of Tijeras. Just like its sister ride to the east, Otero Canyon West offers up a wide variety of great singletrack riding on buffed-out trails. The dow ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.8 miles   
... Preview: Located in the Otero Canyon area near the town of Tijeras; about 20 miles east of Albuquerque. Otero Canyon offers excellent hard-packed singletrack in a beautiful limestone canyon. This multi-use t ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.7 miles   
... Preview: Known by locals as the “Albuquerque Volcanoes” or the “Three Sisters,” the sacred volcanoes sit just west of the city. From the city and even at a first close-up glance, this landscape appears to be a ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain biking - 2.8 miles    BestMountain biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Located in the Cedro Peak area near the town of Tijeras; about 20 miles east of Albuquerque. This is another great ride in the Cedro Peak area with plenty of options for creating longer loops. Pinon ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.6 miles   
... Preview: The San Ysidro Trials Area Trail offers a beautiful ride to cyclists for most of the year. The only time riders cannot enjoy the area is the five or six times a year the New Mexico Trials Associatio ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 5.1 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Located northeast of Albuquerque at the Sandia Peak Ski Area. The Sandia Peak Ski Area is not so much a single ride as it is a number of well-maintained trails that go up, across, and down through the ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Cedar Crest, NM - Mountain Biking - 24 miles   
... Preview: The Foothills Trail (#365) is one of the more popular trails in the Sandia Mountains because it is so easily accessed from the city limits. This section is located near the Embudo Trail, and many ride ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 4.9 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Located in the foothills of the Sandias at the eastern edge of Albuquerque. South Foothills Trail, like it's sister to the north, is part of the Foothills Trail System. This area is less developed and ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 6 miles   
... Preview: Beautiful riding on excellent trails in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Not as long as its big brother to the north, the South Foothills Trail offers a great short workout on excellent singletr ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 5.4 miles   
... Preview: Located along the Rio Grande; about 5 miles south of Albuquerque. South Valley Canal Road is the quickest way to get out of the city and explore the countryside, although most mountain bikers would co ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 10 miles   
... Preview: Located in the northern foothills 20 miles north of Albuquerque. This is an excellent little excursion that uses a short section of FR 442 to access the Stripmine Trail and some great singletrack ridi ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Placitas, NM - Mountain Biking - 5.2 miles   
... Preview: Located in the northern foothills of the Sandias near the town of Placitas; about 20 miles north of Albuquerque. This short piece of singletrack is on the eastern side of Forest Road 445. You will fol ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Placitas, NM - Mountain Biking - 3.6 miles   
... Preview: The Tree Spring Trail is a popular trail in the Sandia Mountains. Riders can reach the 10K Trail via the Tree Spring Trail without having to drive farther up the Sandia Crest Road to the 10K parking a ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 3.6 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Located east of Albuquerque near the quaint town of Tijeras. This is a sweet little gem of a ride that travels up and above picturesque Tunnel Canyon on excellent tight singletrack. There are excellen ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 4.2 miles   
... Preview: Located in the Otero Canyon area near the town of Tijeras; about 20 miles east of Albuquerque. Tunnel Canyon is just as beautiful as Otero, and may be greener and even more pleasant. The singletrack ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 4.2 miles   
... Preview: The Tunnel Canyon Trail, shown on some maps as the Grand Enchantment Trail, is a well- known mountain biking trail to locals. Hikers and trail runners get just as much enjoyment out of the trail as mo ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 4.4 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This is an easy ride that traverses hard-packed dirt roads, with only a few rocky spots out around the volcanoes and along the volcanic escarpment where the petroglyphs are found. There are miles of f ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 10 miles   
... Preview: Located on West Mesa; about 15 miles west of Albuquerque. Look toward Albuquerque's western horizon and you will see the distinctive volcano cones on West Mesa, which erupted about 110,000 years ago. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.2 miles   
... Preview: Located on West Mesa; about 15 miles west of Albuquerque. This is the easier of the two loops at Petroglyph National Monument. It is worth riding the loops together as a big "figure 8." The area is pa ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 4 miles   
... Preview: Located on the northeastern slope of the Sandias near the town of Pacitas; about 25 miles northeast of Albuquerque. You will follow Las Huertas Creek for most of the ride, pass alongside the limestone ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Albuquerque
Placitas, NM - Mountain Biking - 15 miles   
... Preview: The White Ridge Bike Trails, formerly known as the White Mesa Trails, are a hidden geologist’s, paleontologist’s, and mountain biker’s dream. Located just a short drive north of Albuquerque and just ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.5 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)

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