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blue South Boundary

21.5mi | 1,600ft of climbing | 4,400ft of descending

This newly minted IMBA Epic trail is consistently ranked the best ride in New Mexico. Over twenty miles of classic single-track side-hill wind through lush alpine meadows, cool pine forests and quaking aspen groves. Hire a shuttle to hack your ascent, or ride it like the locals: an all-day loop.

mtbproject MTBProject:  Snowpacked Snowpacked reported 1 week ago on March 9, 2019 | (update)


blue Talpa Traverse

3.1mi | 182ft of climbing | 374ft of descending

A local gem that offers a short-but-sweet roller-coaster of punchy MTB goodness. Watch for horses around blind corners.

mtbproject MTBProject:  Some Mud - Not… Some Mud - Not quite ready. Early morning riders might sneak out without too much mud buildup. Give it a few more days. reported 1 day ago on March 18, 2019 | (update)


greenblue Horse Thief Loop

13mi | 950ft of climbing

What this intermediate trail lacks in diversity, it more than makes up for in scenery. The half that hugs the Rio Grande Gorge provides plenty of photo ops to take your mind off the few punchy climbs that’ll test your legs and lungs.

mtbproject MTBProject:  Mostly Dry -… Mostly Dry - The snow is gone, so the perma-mud has mostly dried up. Rode the loop three days after the most recent moisture event, and it was 98% rideable. if it rain/snows again, give it a few days to dry, or risk rutting and diviting the trail for poor riding later. Ground was a little spongy so the riding is slow. Good time, however, to ride the high lines on both the ups and the downs to press/compact loose rock and dirt for a firm trail. cJ reported 2 days ago on March 17, 2019 | (update)


blueblack Lost Lake Loop

14mi | 2,300ft of climbing

Accessed from the Red River side of the mountains, this alpine adventure has it all: long climbs, talus slopes, alpine lakes, and ripping descents. Clockwise presents a more technical up.

mtbproject MTBProject:  Snowpacked with… Snowpacked with considerable avalanche hazard reported 1 week ago on March 9, 2019 | (update)


green Rift Valley (Taos Valley Overlook)

12.5mi | 700ft of climbing

For the beginner biker, or someone looking for a meditative spin, these trails provide more than enough single track to get your blood pumping, and enough scenic overlooks to get your heart racing.

mtbproject MTBProject:  Muddy, Snowy,… Muddy, Snowy, Icy - Avoid. Not really freezing at night. Muddy icy mess. reported 2 weeks ago on February 27, 2019 | (update)


black Devisadero Loop

5mi | 1,233ft of climbing

Experience the more technical side of Taos, including steep climbs, rock steps, and gaping hikers who can’t believe anyone is insane enough to ride this trail.

mtbproject MTBProject:  Snowy: Snow and… Snowy: Snow and mud freeze-thaw cycle. North side snows persistent with ice sheets of death. reported 1 month ago on January 29, 2019 | (update)


blueblack Ride Northside

This pay to play ($10 day, $50 season) area is the premier high-alpine workout in Taos. Its steep terrain is some of the most scenic riding in the area, and new trails are being added regularly. www.RideNorthside.com.

mtbproject MTBProject:  Snowpacked Snowpacked reported 4 months ago on November 11, 2018 | (update)


blue Woodpile Loop

17.5mi | 2,600ft of climbing

One of the hardest trails to find in some of the most beautiful forest around. Hard climbing followed by insanely fast descending. You’ll never have more fun being lost. Take your GPS, and take your time — the network of old logging roads begs to be expanded into.

mtbproject MTBProject:  Snowy: Great… Snowy: Great XC-Skiing reported 2 months ago on January 8, 2019 | (update)