Best Road Biking in New Mexico

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

  • #1 Albuquerque Bike Path Ramble

    2 Reviews

    Alameda, NM

    Albuquerque has a network of designated bike paths throughout the city, the longest and most scenic being Paseo Del Bosque Trail. The city and county officials seem to be good about supporting ...
    •  33 miles
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    Albuquerque has a network of designated bike paths throughout the city, the longest and most scenic being Paseo Del Bosque ...

  • #2 Capital City Cruise

    1 Reviews

    Santa Fe, NM

    This local favorite starts at the beautifully landscaped State Capitol and makes a big loop around Santa Fe, incorporating the smooth pavement in Las Campanas, the historic village of La Cienega, ...
    •  50.5 miles
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    This local favorite starts at the beautifully landscaped State Capitol and makes a big loop around Santa Fe, incorporating ...

  • #3 La Ventana Rock Arch Bike Ride

    1 Reviews

    Gallup, NM

    An out and back with rolling hills going out to La Ventana, a large rock arch. Road: Light traffic, No shoulder. View: Large sandstone arch.
    •  36 miles
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    An out and back with rolling hills going out to La Ventana, a large rock arch. Road: Light traffic, No shoulder. View: ...

  • #4 Mora River Valley Cruise

    1 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NM

    If you love cycling out in the country, this route through the beautiful Mora River valley is for you. Here, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains meet the high plains. There is rolling farmland and ...
    •  52.6 miles
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    If you love cycling out in the country, this route through the beautiful Mora River valley is for you. Here, the Sangre de ...

  • #5 Cochiti Lake Ramble

    1 Reviews

    Pena Blanca, NM

    Cochiti Lake, about halfway between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, offers camping, fishing, swimming, and picnicking—plus some great roads to get in a relatively flat ride. The lake is located at ...
    •  31.1 miles
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    Cochiti Lake, about halfway between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, offers camping, fishing, swimming, and picnicking—plus some ...

  • #6 Tesuque Cruise

    1 Reviews

    Tesuque, NM

    This out-and-back starts at the same place—just north of the historic Santa Fe Plaza—as the Santa Fe Hill Climb Challenge and gives you about the same mileage without the continuous climbing ...
    •  24.4 miles
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    This out-and-back starts at the same place—just north of the historic Santa Fe Plaza—as the Santa Fe Hill Climb Challenge ...

  • #7 Enchanted Circle Classic

    0 Reviews

    Red River, NM

    For a quarter century the Red River Chamber of Commerce held the twenty-fourth annual Enchanted Circle Century. Each September about 600 cyclists start at 8:00 A.M. on Main Street in front of ...
    •  80.5 miles
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    For a quarter century the Red River Chamber of Commerce held the twenty-fourth annual Enchanted Circle Century. Each September ...

  • #8 Sandia Crest Challenge

    1 Reviews

    Sandia Park, NM

    Sandia Crest Scenic Byway ascends to the very crest of the Sandia Mountains (elevation 10,678 feet). From the junction with the Turquoise Trail, this paved road gains about 4,000 feet in 13.5 ...
    •  26.8 miles
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    Sandia Crest Scenic Byway ascends to the very crest of the Sandia Mountains (elevation 10,678 feet). From the junction with ...

  • #9 Blueberry Hill Ramble

    1 Reviews

    Taos, NM

    Taos is steeped in history and famed for its art, its studios and galleries, and its famous figures like Georgia O’Keeffe, D. H. Lawrence, and Thomas Wolfe. The town sits in a large valley up ...
    •  17.3 miles
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    Taos is steeped in history and famed for its art, its studios and galleries, and its famous figures like Georgia O’Keeffe, ...

  • #10 Cloudcroft to Ruidoso Cruise

    1 Reviews

    Cloudcroft, NM

    Ride from bike shop to bike shop for more than 40 miles along a scenic back road that follows the crest of the Sacramento Mountains in south-central New Mexico. High Altitude has a bike shop ...
    •  42.6 miles
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    Ride from bike shop to bike shop for more than 40 miles along a scenic back road that follows the crest of the Sacramento ...

  • #11 Santa Fe Century Classic

    0 Reviews

    Santa Fe, NM

    More than 2,000 bicyclists ride the annual Santa Fe Century in the spring. Some participants try to complete their first century—a 100-mile ride that is a rite of passage for many cyclists— while ...
    •  101.6 miles
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    More than 2,000 bicyclists ride the annual Santa Fe Century in the spring. Some participants try to complete their first ...

  • #12 Santa Fe Hill Climb Challenge

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    Santa Fe, NM

    Are you ready for a real challenge? This hill climb will put your granny gear to work. The road up to the Santa Fe Ski Area is a local favorite. The Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway (New ...
    •  30 miles
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    Are you ready for a real challenge? This hill climb will put your granny gear to work. The road up to the Santa Fe Ski Area ...

  • #13 Old Santa Fe Trail Cruise

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    Santa Fe, NM

    This ride begins where the Santa Fe Trail ended. A plaque on the southeast corner on the Plaza in Santa Fe marks the western terminus of this historic trail and reminds us that wagon caravans ...
    •  19 miles
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    This ride begins where the Santa Fe Trail ended. A plaque on the southeast corner on the Plaza in Santa Fe marks the western ...

  • #14 Jemez Dam Ramble

    1 Reviews

    Bernalillo, NM

    There is no shortage of ancient ruins to visit in New Mexico. Before you get on the bike and head out to Jemez Dam, you can tour Coronado State Monument and the pueblo ruins of Kuaua, both just ...
    •  14.6 miles
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    There is no shortage of ancient ruins to visit in New Mexico. Before you get on the bike and head out to Jemez Dam, you can ...

  • #15 Mesilla Valley Cruise

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    Las Cruces, NM

    I found this loop on the New Mexico Touring Society’s Web site, and the Mesilla Valley sounded inviting. Once in Las Cruces, the folks at Outdoor Adventures added some details and a few good ...
    •  60.9 miles
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    I found this loop on the New Mexico Touring Society’s Web site, and the Mesilla Valley sounded inviting. Once in Las Cruces, ...

  • #16 O'Keeffe Country Challenge

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    Abiquiu, NM

    Georgia O’Keeffe loved the Southwest. On this loop you will see some of the landscape that captivated this world-famous artist—colorful mesas, towering cliffs, and unusual rock formations. In ...
    •  60.2 miles
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    Georgia O’Keeffe loved the Southwest. On this loop you will see some of the landscape that captivated this world-famous artist—colorful ...

  • #17 Albuquerque Perimeter Loop Challenge

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    Albuquerque, NM

    "One learns more by going around than by cutting across.” This is the motto of the Perimeter Bicycle Association of America, an organization that has accepted this loop around Albuquerque as ...
    •  65.2 miles
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    "One learns more by going around than by cutting across.” This is the motto of the Perimeter Bicycle Association of America, ...

  • #18 Hondo - Seco Cruise

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    Valdez, NM

    If you just arrived in Taos to do the Enchanted Circle or the High Road, this moderate loop, which takes you through the countryside outside of Taos, is a good warm-up for those bigger adventures. ...
    •  25.1 miles
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    If you just arrived in Taos to do the Enchanted Circle or the High Road, this moderate loop, which takes you through the ...

  • #19 El Valle South Ramble

    1 Reviews

    San Miguel, NM

    New Mexico Route 3 is a quiet, rural, and historic road in the southern part of what locals refer to as El Valle, and it is worth a day trip or overnighter if you aren’t afraid of dogs. The ride ...
    •  24.2 miles
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    New Mexico Route 3 is a quiet, rural, and historic road in the southern part of what locals refer to as El Valle, and it ...

  • #20 High Road to Taos Classic

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    Santa Fe, NM

    Cycle into New Mexico’s colonial past. The High Road to Taos, one of the most popular scenic drives in the state, passes through old Spanish villages, one after another, where you can experience ...
    •  72.1 miles
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    Cycle into New Mexico’s colonial past. The High Road to Taos, one of the most popular scenic drives in the state, passes ...