Mountain Biking New Mexico  by Sarah Bennett Alley & Bruce Grubbs

Mountain Biking New Mexico Guide Book

by Sarah Bennett Alley & Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking New Mexico  by Sarah Bennett Alley & Bruce Grubbs
This guidebook will lead you to over 70 of the best fat-tire rides in the Southwest. Complete route descriptions, detailed maps, and elevation data provide all the information mountain bikers will need to explore the Land of Enchantment.

© Sarah Bennett Alley and Bruce Grubbs/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Mountain Biking New Mexico" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 78.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 78.

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 ...
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.7
Great views of the Red River Valley, Moreno Valley, Gold Hill, and Wheeler Peak can be had from atop Old Red River Pass. You will then enjoy a rolling descent that takes you through beautiful alpine f ...
Red River, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.6
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This unique ride wanders through pinyon country and along sandstone ledges, and ultimately loops around a site where an unidentified flying object allegedly crashed. This is a one-way trail—you’ll be ...
Farmington, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.9
Amole Canyon trails roll gently through piney woods on the hard-packed dirt of old logging roads. You will find neither major obstacles in the trails nor daunting pitches. This is a good place to let ...
Taos, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.2
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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 ...
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11
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 ...
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.8
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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 ...
Pecos, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16
Clearing the road of a landslide that came down a couple of years ago is not high priority for the Forest Service, whose scant funds are needed elsewhere. The formerly well-used Forest Service Road 43 ...
Ranchos de Taos, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
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This ride follows singletrack up a scenic canyon in the San Mateo Mountains.
Magdalena, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.6
This lowland river bottom is plowed and seeded specifically for the cranes and other wildlife protected here, and so in many places takes on the appearance of farm fields. Each field is separated by a ...
San Antonio, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15
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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 ...
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.7
The silvery sagebrush-covered expanse of the Taos Valley floor stretches away in all directions out here. From Cebolla Mesa, you’ll see sweeping views across the Taos Plateau, up to the Sangre de Cris ...
Taos, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
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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 ...
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.7
This rolling pinyon- and juniper-covered country is subtle and beautiful. The ride up Limekiln Canyon offers a tour of one of the bigger drainages in this part of the Zuni Range. Several lava flows en ...
Grants, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.9
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This is a really pretty ride up through mixed conifers and across grassy slopes. There are fantastic views to the north into Valle Grande, and to the south into the maze of canyons and ridges that onc ...
La Cueva, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.8
This ride begins on CR 42, just to the west and north of Bandera Crater, on the Continental Divide. CR 42 provides access to some of the best sights in the monument, including Big Lava Tubes, the Brai ...
Grants, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.9
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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 ...
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.6
This ride serves as a good introduction to the town of Silver City, giving a feel for the history and surrounding country. The mine came to life around the turn of the century, producing modest amount ...
Silver City, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14
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Cochiti Canyon is one of the prettiest canyons found in the Jemez. Beautifully sculpted volcanic tuff and sandstones form the canyon walls. Pinyon and juniper quickly give way to ponderosas that grow ...
Cochiti Pueblo, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15
This route is a favorite among local riders and it’s not hard to see why. Proximity to town, variety of trail conditions and terrain, and incredible high-desert scenery all combine to make this a five ...
Silver City, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20
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