Glorieta Baldy Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The ride climbs up through La Cueva Canyon to the 10,199-foot summit of Glorieta Baldy. This is a big ride with a long and arduous uphill grunt to the top of Glorieta Baldy, 10,199 feet above sea level. Trail surface: Paved roads, gravel roads, singletrack and doubletrack trails. This is a big ride with a long and arduous uphill grunt to the top of Glorieta Baldy,
10,199 feet above sea level.
The ride starts in Glorieta Baptist Center and cruises down New Mexico Highway 50 for a few miles to County Road 63A (Forest road 375). Remember that the center is private property and please respect all rules while on their grounds. The ride then travels up La Cueva Canyon on FR 375 through the small village of La Cueva and makes a wide loop to the summit of Glorieta Baldy. The final 2 miles to the summit are steep and rocky. The altitude doesn’t help things, as the thin air and rocky tread will turn the final half mile to the summit into a push-a-bike for most cyclists."