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.

  • #1 Cochiti Canyon

    4 Reviews

    Cochiti Pueblo, NM

    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 ...
    •  3 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    Cochiti Canyon is one of the prettiest canyons found in the Jemez. Beautifully sculpted volcanic tuff and sandstones form ...

  • #2 Pecos Wilderness Area Trails

    0 Reviews

    Santa Fe, NM

    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, ...
    •  445 miles
    •  Guide

    The Pecos is the quintessential New Mexico mountain wilderness— high, wide, and beautiful, a wonderland of wildflower-filled ...

  • #3 White Mountain Wilderness Area Trails

    3 Reviews

    Ruidoso, NM

    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. ...
    •  110 miles
    •  Guide

    The Mountains of the Southwest have been described as “sky islands,” and nowhere is this more true than the mountain ridge ...

  • #4 Rim Trail

    3 Reviews

    Cloudcroft, NM

    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 ...
    •  4 hours
    •  18.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Rim Trail traverses the spine of the Sacramento Mountains, winding through miles of gorgeous spruce and pine forests. ...

  • #5 Devisadaro Loop

    4 Reviews

    Taos, NM

    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 ...
    •  2 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Pinyon and juniper cover this mountain as they do all the foothills of the Sangres. Excellent views of the entire Taos Valley ...

  • #6 Dale Ball Trails Central

    2 Reviews

    Santa Fe, NM

    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 ...
    •  1 to 1.5 hours
    •  6.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Through the rolling piñon and juniper-covered foothills just north of Santa Fe. The Dale Ball Trails Central are a collection ...

  • #7 Chamisa Trail Loop

    2 Reviews

    Santa Fe, NM

    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 ...
    •  1.5 to 2.5 hours
    •  8.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Great riding in the foothills just north of downtown Santa Fe. This is a wonderful ride that takes in the best sections of ...

  • #8 Glorieta Ghost Town

    3 Reviews

    Glorieta, NM

    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 ...
    •  2 hours
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is in the rolling foothills at the southern tip of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Here you will find pinyon and ...

  • #9 Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

    2 Reviews

    San Antonio, NM

    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 ...
    •  2 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    This lowland river bottom is plowed and seeded specifically for the cranes and other wildlife protected here, and so in many ...

  • #10 Foothills Trail

    3 Reviews

    Albuquerque, NM

    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 ...
    •  Up to 4 hours
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a good area for riders of all ability levels to get out, do some exploring, and test their skills without having ...

  • #11 Sandia Peak Ski Area

    3 Reviews

    Cedar Crest, NM

    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 ...
    •  30 minutes to 4 hours
    •  24 miles
    •  Guide

    Located northeast of Albuquerque at the Sandia Peak Ski Area. The Sandia Peak Ski Area is not so much a single ride as it ...

  • #12 Fourth of July Canyon and Red River Pass

    1 Reviews

    Red River, NM

    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 ...
    •  2 to 3.5 hours
    •  11.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Good riding in the hills east of Red River on well-groomed dirt roads, paved roads, and rough doubletrack. From the intersection ...

  • #13 Aspen Vista

    2 Reviews

    Santa Fe, NM

    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 ...
    •  2 to 3.5 hours
    •  12.1 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #14 Dale Ball Trails North

    1 Reviews

    Santa Fe, NM

    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 ...
    •  30 to 45 minutes
    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Through the rolling piñon and juniper-covered foothills just north of Santa Fe. This short little ride is on a new trail ...

  • #15 Arroyo de los Chamisos Trail

    1 Reviews

    Santa Fe, NM

    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 ...
    •  30 minutes to 1 hour
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The path follows along Arroyo de los Chamisos, a major drainage system in the southeast part of town. The Arroyo de los Chamisos ...

  • #16 Cruces Basin Wilderness Area Trails

    2 Reviews

    Tres Piedras, NM

    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 ...
    •  Guide

    I first visited the cruces basin wilderness on a typical day in October, when the grassland was tawny as the fur on a puma ...

  • #17 Chama River Canyon Wilderness Area Trails

    1 Reviews

    Abiquiu, NM

    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 ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    This wilderness owes its existence, physically and officially, to the Rio Chama, second only to the Rio Grande as north-central ...

  • #18 Oak Flat Loop

    2 Reviews

    Tijeras, NM

    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 ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a great ride with extended sections of wonderful singletrack riding through the pine- and oak-covered hills near ...

  • #19 4th of July Canyon

    0 Reviews

    Red River, NM

    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 ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  11.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Great views of the Red River Valley, Moreno Valley, Gold Hill, and Wheeler Peak can be had from atop Old Red River Pass. ...

  • #20 Gambles Oak & Mahogany Trails

    2 Reviews

    Tijeras, NM

    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 ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...