Tesuque Cruise

Tesuque, New Mexico 87574

Tesuque Cruise

Tesuque Cruise Professional Review and Guide

"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 to 10,000 feet. However, the ride out through the village of Tesuque and beyond is still challenging. This ride, in the rolling hills north of Santa Fe, offers some of the most extraordinary views in the area—from the red mesas of the Rio Grande valley, up to the forested mountain ranges, and toward the (usually) blue New Mexico sky.

Enjoy sweeping vistas of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the northeast and the Jemez Mountains to the west. Return views include the Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque. Terrain: Rolling foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains provide some good, short climbs. The steepest grade is on the switchback coming out of Chupadero on the return."

Tesuque Cruise Reviews

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Nice easy ride, very pretty. Bishop's Lodge Road has almost no shoulders, so towards the end of the afternoon it gets a bit hairy.

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
7,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,400 feet
Top Elevation
DeLorme New Mexico Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Santa Fe and Tesuque
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Nov 2018