Best Mountain Biking in New Mexico

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in New Mexico. Use this list to plan your next New Mexico mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Cochiti Canyon


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…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking New Mexico"
Cochiti Pueblo, NM - Mountain Biking - 15 miles Best Trail in nm - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Pecos Wilderness Area Trails


The Pecos is the quintessential New Mexico mountain wilderness— high, wide, and beautiful, a wonderland of wildflower-filled meadows, alpine lakes, dark conifer forests, shimmering aspen groves, many…
From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Santa Fe, NM - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 445 miles
Published by Westcliffe Publishers

#3. Devisadaro Loop


Pinyon and juniper cover this mountain as they do all the foothills of the Sangres. Excellent views of the entire Taos Valley are to be had from here. The Devisadaro Loop is a short but extreme little…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking New Mexico"
Taos, NM - Mountain Biking - 5.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. White Mountain Wilderness Area Trails


The Mountains of the Southwest have been described as “sky islands,” and nowhere is this more true than the mountain ridge known as the White Mountains, a subrange of the larger Sacramento Mountains.…
From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Ruidoso, NM - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 110 miles
Published by Westcliffe Publishers

#5. Rim Trail


The Rim Trail traverses the spine of the Sacramento Mountains, winding through miles of gorgeous spruce and pine forests. Views from this ridge are fantastic. To the west bright dunes of white sand ca…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking New Mexico"
Cloudcroft, NM - Mountain Biking - 18.8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Dale Ball Trails Central


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…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico"
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 6.3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Chamisa Trail Loop


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,…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico"
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 8.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. Glorieta Ghost Town


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…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking New Mexico"
Glorieta, NM - Mountain Biking - 6.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge


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…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking New Mexico"
San Antonio, NM - Mountain Biking - 15 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Foothills Trail


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…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking New Mexico"
Albuquerque, NM - Mountain Biking - 9.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Sandia Peak Ski Area


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…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico"
Cedar Crest, NM - Mountain Biking - 24 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. Fourth of July Canyon and Red River Pass


Good riding in the hills east of Red River on well-groomed dirt roads, paved roads, and rough doubletrack. From the intersection of NM 578 and NM 38, travel southeast on NM 578 up into Red River Cany…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico"
Red River, NM - Mountain Biking - 11.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. Aspen Vista


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…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico"
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 12.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. Dale Ball Trails North


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…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico"
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 3.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#15. Arroyo de los Chamisos Trail


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…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico"
Santa Fe, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#16. Gambles Oak & Mahogany Trails


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 Oter…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Albuquerque"
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#17. Oak Flat Loop


This is a great ride with extended sections of wonderful singletrack riding through the pine- and oak-covered hills near the Oak Flat Picnic Area. The hardest part of this ride for me was finding the…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern New Mexico"
Tijeras, NM - Mountain Biking - 7.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#18. Cruces Basin Wilderness Area Trails


I first visited the cruces basin wilderness on a typical day in October, when the grassland was tawny as the fur on a puma and the aspens, just beginning to lose their leaves, seemed like translucent…
From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Tres Piedras, NM - Hiking, Mountain Biking
Published by Westcliffe Publishers

#19. 4th of July Canyon


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…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking New Mexico"
Red River, NM - Mountain Biking - 11.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#20. Chama River Canyon Wilderness Area Trails


This wilderness owes its existence, physically and officially, to the Rio Chama, second only to the Rio Grande as north-central New Mexico’s most important river. Like the Rio Grande, the Chama rises…
From the guidebook "New Mexico's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Abiquiu, NM - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 12 miles
Published by Westcliffe Publishers