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- 1.70 miles
- 265 ft
Arroyo Park in Central El Paso is one of the best ride spots in town for beginners. You can ride this loop or weave around on any number of other trails in the park. At the northeast end of the park you can cross Robinson Street and transition to more challenging trails in Palisades Canyon....
- 1.20 miles
- 280 ft
This short ride is the beginner's trail in Franklin Mountains State Park. It's a great place to get a feel for singletrack mountain biking in the El Paso Southwest. With miles and miles of more difficult trail, the park has lots of options once you graduate from this starter trail....
- 7.40 miles
- 280 ft
This ride follows the winding, but relatively flat Lazy Cow Trail in Northeast El Paso from the trailhead at Chuck Heinrich Park to the roundhouse at Bowen Ranch and then returns along the same route. There are great views of the Franklin Mountains to your west and the Organ Mountains to the north....
- 4.83 miles
- 360 ft
This is a good 4.5 mile ride if you are a beginner. The ride consists of a good amount of unmaintained dirt road and singletrack. There are a few short technical sections, but it's the best experience for a beginner from the Lost Dog Trailhead. ...
- 8.50 miles
- 250 ft
The River Trail follows the Rio Grande from the Upper Valley in El Paso to the Texas/New Mexico state line. The trail is 8.5 miles EACH WAY, making it a 17 mile round trip. There is a paved bike path and many people also ride on the dirt road at the top of the levee that follows the river. At Vin...
- 2.10 miles
- 140 ft
This short ride can be used to test a beginner's singletrack riding skills and to see if you're ready for riding at 7,000 feet above sea level. It's an out and back ride along Cedar Creek. ...
- 12.30 miles
- 200 ft
OK, this isn't much of a mountain bike ride, but Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is an amazing place. This ride is on the maintained dirt road used by all traffic so you'll have to deal with some cars, but in the winter you'll also see thousands of sandhill cranes, snow geese and ducks p...
- 18.20 miles
- 2020 ft
The plan is to use the same course as in 2012 because it was that sweet! It incorporates some of the best trails in north east El Paso including Lazy Cow, Coyote Ugly, Sotol Forest, Scenic Road and Mad Cow. Lotsa singletrack, lotsa speed! View Race Map...
- 9.70 miles
- 610 ft
The Cat 3 course for the 2012 Coyote Classic received rave reviews so it's staying the same for 2013. The course includes some new winding singletrack just north of the Bowen Round House. It should be loads of fun. View Race Map...
- 18.11 miles
- 1767 ft
This is the complete course for Category 2 racers and the first lap for Category 1 racers in the 2014 Coyote Classic. Race date: Sunday, March 30....
- 5.30 miles
- 1100 ft
Mostly singletrack with a little added unmaintained dirt road. This is the big loop through Arroyo Park and Palisades Canyon. It's basically all uphill and then all downhill. With lots of side trails available you can make the ride short or longer and easier or harder if you wish. There's a grea...
- 9.29 miles
- 850 ft
This is the new and improved Cat 3 Course for the 2017 Coyote Classic race that will be held on April 2, 2017. It's a well-designed course with some dirt road to stretch the group out quickly and then a lot of fun single track. The route is also the first lap for all Category 1 and 2 racers. Cont...
- 12.96 miles
- 1262 ft
Here's the new and improved route for the 13 mile race of the El Paso Puzzler on January 17, 2016....
- 12.20 miles
- 2000 ft
This loop through the Tom Mays unit of the Franklin Mountains State Park is part of the main race course inside the park. Included is a new section of singletrack that bypasses the Jobe quarry being dug on land owned by the state of Texas. This route turns around at the sign for shortcut 5. You'l...
- 14.40 miles
- 1500 ft
This ride travels north from Transmountain Road along the gas line dirt road before heading west and uphill into Franklin Mountains State Park and then looping back to the gas line road. It's a lollipop shaped trail. You'll be riding dirt road with some singletrack mixed in. Most of the land is E...
- 14.40 miles
- 1540 ft
This is a great way to put the northeast El Paso trails together for a great work out. You'll get to see some of the best scenery in the Franklins. Here are the trails you'll take: Ride up onto the earthen dam and go thru the gates, go back right and then up Tin Mine Road, right on Scenic Road, le...
- 7.80 miles
- 1050 ft
This is the course for the 2012 Jackrabbit Classic trail running race in El Paso's Franklin Mountain State Park scheduled for Sunday February 26. After a fast downhill start on the park road the route winds back north on some of the most beautiful singletrack trail in Texas. It ends with a 500 foo...
- 12.10 miles
- 1130 ft
This loop in Franklin Mountains State Park in northeast El Paso travels some of the most scenic trails thru a beautiful and under appreciated landscape. The geology and vegetation changes several times during the ride. Make time to stop and smell the cactus. ...
- 13.22 miles
- 1185 ft
If the 50-mile version of the Puzzler is the toughest race in Texas, this is probably the toughest beginner race in Texas! With almost 1200 feet of climb, mostly in the first few miles of sweet, skinny singletrack, completing this course if something for a new racer or someone returning to the spor...
- 9.54 miles
- 1040 ft
This singletrack and unmaintained dirt road ride is one of the biggest loops in the Redd Road trail system. There is lots of climb and some technical sections, especially on the trail known as "Little Moab" that you'll reach 5 miles into the ride. There are lots of intersections, so print the map a...
- 10.66 miles
- 820 ft
This is the course for the 2015 Twelve Hours of Old El Paso race. There are no changes from the 2014 course. This is a great ride!...
- 9.54 miles
- 747 ft
The first proposed course for this race went up and over the pass on Newman Trail. There was a bit of grumbling about the difficulty of the route for newer and recreational participants. So the event will utilize this twisty, turning route. Remember, you don't have to go solo - the Twelve Hours of ...
- 10.34 miles
- 1121 ft
From the trailhead cross the road and go through the fence. Turn right onto the single track and then a left on the gravel road. Travel about a half mile crossing a cattle guard and then turning right onto Kit Carson trail. You will stay on this trail for awhile climbing to a saddle, where you will ...
- 11.10 miles
- 960 ft
Here's the course for the 2012 Twelve Hours of the Wild West race in Ruidoso. It's basically all singletrack with moderate climbs and fun downhills. The views of the area including the Capitan Mountains and the Fort Stanton area are beautiful. For race info, go here:http://www.bicycleruidoso.com/1...
- 8.00 miles
- 1474 ft
Park in the large parking lot on the north end of Bonita Lake. Go around the closed gate and ride the two track for about three quarters of a mile. Starting looking for a singletrack taking off from your right. The singletrack runs through the trees with a small creek to your right. The trail will o...
- 9.10 miles
- 1650 ft
The Cedar Creek area holds a maze of trails. This course has lots of fun singletrack, some climbs and a little dirt road mixed in. You may want the ride the part of this course that’s south of Cedar Creek Road clockwise (the opposite of what’s shown here), that way the are going uphill on the f...
- 2.90 miles
- 310 ft
I could ride this loop all day long! It's part of the trail network known locally as the Spaghetti Bowl. There's a nice, slow warmup climb followed by a rollercoaster of a downhill. Didn't get enough the first time? Just keep going around in circles!...
- 16.00 miles
- 800 ft
This ride starts at the headquarters of Fenton Lake State Park in northern New Mexico and travels thru some beautiful valleys in the Santa Fe National Forest. The nice feature of this ride is that the dirt roads involved mostly follow old railroad beds so the ride is never very steep - even less ex...
- 10.66 miles
- 1600 ft
This is a great loop from the campgrounds north of Cloudcroft. It starts with a quick paved two mile downhill and then up and down on La Luz Canyon Road, past Bailey Canyon and then climbs back to Cloudcroft to rejoin the highway south of the campground. A few stretches of big aspens make this a g...
- 8.50 miles
- 2000 ft
Most of the ride isn't technical but there is a lot of climbing that is challenging. The reward for the climbing though is some outstanding descents through fields and the woods. The altitude in town is about 8600....
- 3.40 miles
- 700 ft
This is the only mountain bike trail in the main part of Davis Mountains State Park. It's short, but there's lots of climb. It's a lollipop loop and at the high point you'll have great views of the Davis Mountains. ...
- 5.00 miles
- 600 ft
Enjoy the views from Skyline Drive on the paved uphill, then get bounced around a bit on the downhill on the Old CCC Road Trail. The 360 degree view at the top shows lots of the Davis Mountains, the town of Fort Davis and the wide open plains....
- 17.66 miles
- 1850 ft
This is the biggest loop in the Tom Mays section of the Franklin Mountains State Park. It's almost all singletrack. It's a really nice ride for even the best mountain bikers. At two different locations you be in the edge of cliffs with great views and just a bit of pucker factor. You can take sev...
- 26.57 miles
- 2500 ft
This is the course for the 2017 Coyote Classic. A great route selected by the folks at the Bicycle Company....
- 36.42 miles
- 4592 ft
The 2016 race loops around the mountains in a clockwise direction for added pain!...
- 62.40 miles
- 960 ft
This cross country route is for experienced riders looking for adventure or a bikebacking route out of El Paso. You'll pass north of the Cornudas Mountains across Otero Mesa and see lots of wide open spaces. There are a few ranch houses (with dogs?) and not much chance of any help. The good news:...
- 10.96 miles
- 1044 ft
On second thought, it's been decided that this will not be the new course for the 2016 edition of the Twelve Hours of Old El Paso. It's probably too tough of a course to be good for all levels of riders to go have some fun. Still, it's a great challenging loop. From the Roundhouse: Go north on ...
- 14.27 miles
- 1360 ft
After the vicious 35 mile loop thru the Franklin Mountains, this is the extra 15 mile course racers take to complete the long, 50-mile version of the 2015 Puzzler Mountain Bike Race. This is no cool-down, but a final 15 mile chance to suffer and question your sanity....
- 15.28 miles
- 1800 ft
This route will be used by two groups riding in the El Paso Puzzler on January 14, 2018. In the morning those riding the 15-mile Mini-Epic will tackle this challenging course. Later in the day the racers competing in the 50-mile version of the Puzzler will finish their day following the same gruel...
- 6.00 miles
- 2220 ft
If painful climbs to beautiful views sound like fun, this is a great choice. It's uphill all the way with the steepest sections near the top. Near the top you'll start seeing great vistas toward Ruidoso, the Capitan Mountains and Sierra Blanca. The views are so good that the Forest Service still ...
- 19.68 miles
- 1550 ft
Casitas de Gila in a fabulous place to get away and it's just 30 miles northwest of Silver City, NM. There are five casitas overlooking the Gila Wilderness with Bear Creek meandering across the property. Several rides are listed on their web site and this is a variation of one of them. From my ca...
- 22.90 miles
- 3243 ft
This ride climbs up and down a series of beautiful and secluded dirt roads thru canyons from Fenton Lake State Park in the Santa Fe National Forest before meeting up with State Road 126 for a bit of paved uphill and then four screaming miles of downhill back to the park. You see wildlife, but not m...
- 14.00 miles
- 2350 ft
The Rim Trail near Cloudcroft, New Mexico is one of the best-known mountain bike routes in the state. Most everyone rides this trail to the south, starting at the trailhead nearest Cloudcroft. The trail is 14 miles of mostly amazing (and sometimes brutally rough) singletrack to Atkinson Field. Alo...
- 24.20 miles
- 1400 ft
This ride gives a taste of the Rim Trail and then has 18 miles of dirt road and quiet paved road down 5000 feet thru Karr and Fresnal Canyons to the town of La Luz. The 5+ mile stretch of the Rim Trail is one of the easier stretches of this trail and has great views of White Sands and the Tularosa ...
- 24.00 miles
- 3190 ft
The Rim Trail near Cloudcroft, New Mexico is one of the best-known mountain bike routes in the state. Most everyone rides this trail to the south, starting at the trailhead nearest Cloudcroft. We mapped this round trip starting at the other end, at Atkinson Field on Forest Service Road 640. To sta...
- 60.00 miles
- 2860 ft
This is another great cross country ride for real adventurers. 25 miles of pavement and 35 miles of good dirt road and you're at one of the quietest national park campgrounds in the country. You can stock up in Dell City and there are some ranch houses early in the ride. On the last part, you are ...
- 10.50 miles
- 1200 ft
Opened to mountain bikes in 2012, the primitive area of Davis Mountains State Park lies across the highway from the main part of the park. The trail follows an old road along the bottom for the first mile before heading uphill. The route shown here will take you out to both points on the trail and ...
- 122.85 miles
- 1903 ft
Crazy Dave mapped out this route and plans to ride it soon. We'll be waiting for photos and details! ...
- 49.40 miles
- 5900 ft
Here's the course that was used for the 2017 El Paso Puzzler. Damn, that's a tough one! ...
- 49.38 miles
- 2151 ft
This is the "new and improved" route for the El Paso Puzzler for 2016. The race will go in the opposite direction as in previous years, making the Mundy's Gap climb and descent even more memorable....
- 36.42 miles
- 1800 ft
This is the main course for the 2015 Puzzler Mountain Bike Race in Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso, Texas. There's a 1000 foot climb in the first few miles of warmup, then things get serious! A long climb up Mundy's Gap leads to a scree field downhill. And you're only half way through. Ri...
- 29.47 miles
- 4047 ft
This track shows the big loop for the 2017 El Paso Puzzler. The track was created by a rider starting on the west side, not at the roundhouse, but you get the idea. In the actual race, 35 and 50 mile racers will do a 6 mile lap including Pipeline Road, Trenchtown, Sotol Forest and Boulder Dash bef...