Santa Fe Area Mountain Biking

This area includes rides around Santa Fe and the southern end of the Sangre de Christo Mountains

 
... Preview: The path follows along Arroyo de los Chamisos, a major drainage system in the southeast part of town. The Arroyo de los Chamisos Trail is a nice little outing on a smooth paved surface that follows th ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.4 miles   
... Preview: The Aspen Ranch out- and- back, combines FR 102 and FR 412 to create a great trail for the beginner mountain biker. The route stretches for almost 9 miles, and you may find unexpected solitude within ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 8.8 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A high-alpine ride up to the summit of Tesuque Peak (12,045 feet). This ride holds a special place in my heart. Back in the early 1970s my wife, Laurel, and I would spend numerous hours taking trips u ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 12.1 miles   
... Preview: The Tesuque Peak Road (FR 150) begins at 10,300 feet and traverses forests of mixed conifer and aspen to take you up to Tesuque Peak at 12,300 feet. As you climb higher you will emerge from these big ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 11 miles   
... Preview: Aspen Vista is a great endurance ride with a constant but gradual gain in elevation until you reach the summit of Tesuque Peak at 12,040 feet. The trail contours along the Sangre De Cristo Mountain ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 12 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The sandy foothills that include Atalaya Mountain are lower than the mountains to the north of Santa Fe. They are characterized by pinyon, juniper, agave, clump grasses, and cacti—plants you’d expect ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 6.8 miles   
... Preview: Extreme technical riding through the rocky, piñon-studded foothills to the summit of Atalaya Mountain (9,121 feet). Don’t even attempt this ride unless you are an expert cyclist with skills to handle ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 6 miles   
... Preview: The Atalaya Mountain trail can be very technical and strenuous for most cyclists. Though the trail may seem easy in the beginning, switchbacks climb their way to the summit and seem to go on forever ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.6 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: You are in transition country here: After riding through the pinyon and juniper of the high desert, you will ascend into the pines and aspens of the Rocky Mountains. Open, sweeping views abound. This ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Pecos, NM - Mountain Biking - 16 miles   
... Preview: The Big Tesuque Trail is rarely busy beyond its first 0.25 mile, and most of the traffic is on foot from the Big Tesuque Campground and Picnic Area. The trail whizzes down to Tesuque Creek and offers ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 5.6 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The Borrego, Winsor, and Bear Wallow Trails Loop just may be one of the most popular trails along Hyde Park Road. Perhaps that’s because of its close proximity to Hyde Memorial State Park. Many locals ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 4.1 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Through the gentle rolling hills just northwest of Santa Fe on the Caja del Rio Plateau. The Caja del Rio Plateau is a wild, seldom-used area filled with remnants of many ancient volcanoes just east o ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 8.3 miles   
... Preview: The Caja del Rio Plateau is a wide-open expanse punctuated by a few modest mountains sparsely covered by high desert chaparral, pinyon, and juniper. The plateau is a terrace of volcanic material left ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 16.7 miles   
... Preview: The Caja del Rio Trail is a fun and easily accessible trail for those who are new to mountain biking. The trail is also great for riders looking to gain some extra mileage under their pedals. The tr ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 15 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A trip to Cerrillos Hills State Park could satisfy several interests for some riders. A drive along the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway will take you through some of New Mexico’s finest scener ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 4.8 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The Chamisa Trail (#183) goes through a ponderosa pine and mixed- conifer forest just east of Santa Fe. The short drive from downtown Santa Fe to the trailhead and the short length of the loop describ ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 2.6 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Great riding in the foothills just north of downtown Santa Fe. This is a wonderful ride that takes in the best sections of three different trails to make a great loop through tall pine trees to open, ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 8.6 miles   
... Preview: The Dale Ball Central Trails blend long moderate climbs with fun, zippy descents through piñon. The trails are very well marked, and there are trail maps at every junction, so it is very easy to find ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 6.2 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: One of the most popular trail systems in Santa Fe, the Dale Ball North Trails provide cyclists with great singletrack trails that any city would be proud to call their own. Trails are mostly smooth an ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 3.6 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The Dale Ball South−Camino Loop is great for those days when you can’t decide whether to mountain or road bike. This loop has both of these options in one. Start the ride out on a mountainous si ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 4 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Through the rolling piñon and juniper-covered foothills just north of Santa Fe. The Dale Ball Trails Central are a collection of connecting singletrack trails which cut through the piñon-covered hills ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 6.3 miles    Best Trail in NM - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Through the rolling piñon and juniper-covered foothills just north of Santa Fe. This short little ride is on a new trail system located just north of town off NM 475. Numerous private individuals and ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 3.7 miles   
... Preview: The East Fork Trail is a wonderful riding destination in the Santa Fe National Forest. The section of the trail that runs from Battleship Rock to Jemez Springs is a popular destination for nature lo ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.2 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The East Fork of the Jemez River originates in the Valles Caldera as a small meandering stream in a vast crater. The latter part of this trail follows the course of the East Fork. This portion of the ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 9.6 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Through the gentle rolling hills just west of Santa Fe on the Caja del Rio Plateau. FR 24 is a long, winding horseshoe-shaped road that makes for an excellent beginner’s ride through Caja del Rio Plat ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 12.2 miles   
... Preview: The master plan for the Galisteo Basin Preserve Stewardship Community includes 50 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. Currently about 18 miles are open to the public, including this fu ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 6 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: After sliding through pinyon and juniper in the lower elevations you will enter alpine forests of mixed conifers and aspen that break open onto grassy hillsides and meadows. The views on this ride are ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Lower Colonias, NM - Mountain Biking - 19.7 miles   
... Preview: The ride climbs up through La Cueva Canyon to the 10,199-foot summit of Glorieta Baldy. This is a big ride with a long and arduous uphill grunt to the top of Glorieta Baldy, 10,199 feet above sea leve ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Pecos, NM - Mountain Biking - 21.1 miles   
... Preview: This ride is in the rolling foothills at the southern tip of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Here you will find pinyon and juniper dominating, giving way to mixed conifers as you ride higher into the ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Glorieta, NM - Mountain Biking - 6.6 miles   
... Preview: Grazing cattle dot expansive grasslands rimmed with stately ponderosa pines. The mesa itself slopes gently away from a well-defined band of cliffs along its eastern edge. Sweeping views across this op ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 10 miles   
... Preview: Through the gentle rolling hills northeast of Santa Fe on Glorieta Mesa. Sometimes it’s just nice to take your mountain bike, jump on a nice dirt road, and be able to spin in your middle or big chain ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Pecos, NM - Mountain Biking - 10 miles   
... Preview: The La Tierra Trails System spreads over 1,500 acres and contains over 25 miles of beautiful singletrack trails. This trail system is great for everyone, from beginner to advanced cyclist. The La ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 10 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Through the gentle rolling hills just south of Santa Fe near the small village of Los Cerrillos. This gem of a ride takes you from the small, quaint village of Los Cerrillos along Galisteo Creek, past ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Los Cerrillos, NM - Mountain Biking - 13.6 miles   
... Preview: This beautiful canyon road begins in a drainage of leafy cottonwoods, then winds up through meadows and aspen glades into an alpine wonderland. This route serves as a good introduction to the mountain ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 11.8 miles   
... Preview: “Rio En Medio” translates to “river in the middle,” and that’s exactly what you will find biking along this refreshing trail. Water cascades alongside the trailhead at Aspen Basin and all the way to ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 4.8 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Great riding in the foothills just north of downtown Santa Fe. This is a great mountain bike outing that offers up a variety of technical sections with a little road riding to start the ride. The firs ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.5 miles   
... Preview: The wonderful Santa Fe Rail Trail travels along the historic Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The portion of the rail trail that is managed by the county and described here begins just south o ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 23.6 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A wonderful downhill adventure along the Tesuque Creek drainage. A highly touted and very popular ride, the Windsor Trail is 10 miles of excellent, downhill singletrack through tall pine and aspen tre ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 10 miles   
... Preview: The Winsor Trail System traverses the west-facing slopes of the southern extension of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. This alpine setting features deep, shady stands of mixed conifers. Sprinkled acros ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 17.2 miles   

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