Windsor Trail

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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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 trees along beautiful Tesuque Creek. The ride starts at a staggering 10,300 feet above sea level and drops 3,400 feet in 10 miles to County Road 72A near the small town of Tesuque. The trail follows along the picturesque Tesuque Creek, starting out in dense pines and dropping down through stands of tall aspens into a small, open meadow filled with willows and wildflowers and ending in the piñon and juniper hills near Tesuque. The ride is popular as a downhill run and for good reason. Excellent singletrack; long downhills on smooth, fast tread; creek crossings; short technical sections; and did I mention you lose 3,400 feet of elevation in 10 miles! With popularity comes heavy use, and the Windsor Trail is starting to show signs of erosion and abuse. Trail surface: Singletrack with a short section of dirt roads.
Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico

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Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico

by Bob D'Antonio (Falcon Guides)

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 trees along beautiful Tesuque Creek. The ride starts at a staggering 10,300 feet above sea level and drops 3,400 feet in 10 miles to County Road 72A near the small town of Tesuque.

The trail follows along the picturesque Tesuque Creek, starting out in dense pines and dropping down through stands of tall aspens into a small, open meadow filled with willows and wildflowers and ending in the piñon and juniper hills near Tesuque. The ride is popular as a downhill run and for good reason. Excellent singletrack; long downhills on smooth, fast tread; creek crossings; short technical sections; and did I mention you lose 3,400 feet of elevation in 10 miles! With popularity comes heavy use, and the Windsor Trail is starting to show signs of erosion and abuse. Trail surface: Singletrack with a short section of dirt roads.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Santa Fe
Distance: 10
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours
Season: Late May to late October
Trailhead Elevation: 10,000 feet
Top Elevation: 10,300 feet
Local Contacts: Santa Fe National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Santa Fe County
Driving Directions: Directions to Windsor Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/16/2006
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The trail is blast. We hit the trail about 4:00pm on a Friday and encoutered very little traffic. The trail has it all, switch backs, fast runs, climbs, boulders, jumps. Three of us took off, one had a bad fall and had to stop, be on your game and take blind corners cautiously. Direction to the trail end are bad. I had to call a bike shop after 3 hours of driving around to get directions.



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