Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico  by Bob D'Antonio

Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico Guide Book

by Bob D'Antonio (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico  by Bob D'Antonio
The country around Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque truly is the Land of Enchantment, not only for the area's Spanish influence and surreal landscape, but also because it's home to some of the best mountain biking in the southwest. Technical challenges, rugged terrain, and fast descents are found on the old mining roads, jeep trails, and singletrack that crisscross the pinyon- and juniper-dotted landscape of the Rio Grande Valley or the spruce forests of the Sangre de Cristo and Sandia Mountains. You'll get the inside track on everything from the best time of year to ride, to local events and attractions, and even where to get a cold drink and a burger after a hard day in the saddle.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico" Guide Book
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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 ...
Placitas, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.9
The trail follows along Rito Angostura up through the steep hills near the Sipapu Ski Area. Numerous trails shoot off from NM 518 along the Rio Pueblo and climb steeply to various peaks and forest roa ...
Penasco, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.6
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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 ...
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.4
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 ...
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.1
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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 ...
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
Beautiful riding up the Rio de la Olla Canyon and along the stream of the same name. This is a wonderful ride up Rio de la Olla Canyon with the picturesque Rio de la Olla stream hugging the side of th ...
Taos, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
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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 ...
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.3
Tight singletrack riding up a narrow, rocky canyon below Gallegos Peak. This ride is a true test of your technical riding skills. The riding is extreme for the most part and is quite demanding in seve ...
Penasco, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.8
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The ride follows a dirt road up Capulin Canyon along the Rio Capulin. The ride then climbs through aspen and pine forests to Palo Encebado Peak on good tread with fantastic views out to Taos Canyon an ...
Taos, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.1
This ride is on mostly flat, piñon-, sage-, and juniper-covered mesa high above the Rio Grande. This ride is a great ride to take the family and enjoy some nice flat, dirt road riding with beautiful v ...
Questa, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.6
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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 ...
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.7
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, ...
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.6
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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 ...
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.9
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 ...
Alameda, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.4
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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 ...
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.3
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 ...
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.7
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Tight singletrack riding up Devisadaro Peak in the piñon-covered foothills just east of downtown Taos. This ride is a true test of your technical riding skills. The riding is never easy! The uphill se ...
Taos, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.4
Singletrack and doubletrack riding up through the forested hills and meadows to Apache Pass. Elliot Barker, forest ranger, state game warden, conservationist, lover of wilderness, and one of New Mexic ...
Taos, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.5
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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. ...
Cedar Crest, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.9
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 ...
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.2
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