West Rim Trail

Trail Description

A beginner trail with big views and the chance to get close to bighorn sheep. This ride is about the breathtaking views of the Rio Grande Gorge more than anything else. Mostly flat two track runs along the rim of 800-foot cliffs for ten miles between the Rio Grange Gorge bridge rest area off US 64 and the southern terminus of the trail right where NM 567 turns to dirt and heads down into the gorge and the Taos Junction Bridge.  You can continue your ride by instead simply crossing 567, where you’ll find the trailhead for the Petaca Point Trail, a rarely traveled 4-mile extension.



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