Horsethief Riding

Horsethief has become ridable. It’s work getting through the snow on the north facing uphills (often I’m pushing), but the southern loop was passable and, at times, fun. Counter clockwise, one can take the arroyo channel down and to the west to meet up with the southern rim portion of the trail. Don’t be discouraged,…

Read more

Winter Group Ride Doubles Participants

Perfect conditions rewarded the group at the Rift Trail systems for some snow riding. TMBA members were rewarded with fine conditions for the second Winter Group Ride. Riding on packed snow, a series of trails were available for exploring. We even had the opportunity to break trail on a segment of the Rift system, opening…

Read more

Winter Rift Ride, Sunday

Sunday December 27th, 8:30 am.Ride the frozen Mesa with winter riding veterans from TMBA. No special equipment needed beyond plenty of warm clothes and windbreaker shells. Ski gloves and wool socks are a very comfortable option for this type of riding. The less Knobby your tires, the better; old tread worn tires are perfect, but…

Read more

BLM is working with archaeologists to survey proposed new trails

TMBA has been working closely with ECTA and the BLM on the development of a new trail plan at Horsethief Mesa, which are set to be included in the new travel management plan to be submitted by the BLM in the summer of 2021. The agency is currently contracting with archaeologists to survey the proposed…

Read more

Rio Grande Trail layout underway

The Enchanted Circle Trails Association has been working under a grant to design the layout of one section of the Rio Grande Trail between the Gorge Bridge and John Dunn Bridge. From their newsletter: ECTA is designing this new trail through a grant from the Department of Interior. The Rio Grande Trail is conceptualized as…

Read more

Five lesser-known trails for late season socially distant riding

Social distancing Covid times are still great times for trail riding. The only problem is that so many people seem to agree and the signature trails around Taos are more crowded than ever! Popular rides like the Talpa Traverse (best dump-to-dump ride on Earth!), Rift Valley and mighty Divisadero will likely bring you in close…

Read more

Stop and say “Hi” to your fellow trail user

Remember we have to share trails with users that don’t have wheels. Some even have more legs than us. Trails in Taos and the southern Rockies are as crowded during this pandemic era as they’ve been in, well, probably ever. That means it’s super important that all MTBers practice good trail etiquette, be on our…

Read more

Saturday Rift Trail Maintenance Posse Forming

This Saturday, October 12th, 12:30pm, volunteers are needed to do some trail cleanup on the Rift Valley Trails in preparation for Ride the Rift. We will meet in the Slide Trail Parking lot (the end of CR 110) and head out to do some cleanup and light maintenance on the trails. If you have portable…

Read more

Riding Corn Country: Trail Tale of Opposites

On my way to Wisconsin, i had the opportunity to ride trails in Nebraska and Iowa. Of course, my expectations were limited, but i was intrigued to see what cow country had to offer. As i began my entry into Nebraska from Colorado, i was first struck by the fact that its not as flat…

Read more