Mountain Bike Trails in Everywhere Else, NM

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Bosque del Apache loop in El Paso, TX

Bosque del Apache loop

  • 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...

Casitas de Gila Loop One in El Paso, TX

Casitas de Gila Loop One

  • 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...

Fenton Lake - Barley Canyon Loop in El Paso, TX

Fenton Lake - Barley Canyon Loop

  • 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...

Fenton Lake Southbound in El Paso, TX

Fenton Lake Southbound

  • 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...

High Altitude Classic Race Course in El Paso, TX

High Altitude Classic Race Course

  • 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....

La Luz & Bailey Dirt Road Loop (Cloudcroft) in El Paso, TX

La Luz & Bailey Dirt Road Loop (Cloudcroft)

  • 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...

Rim Trail and Karr Canyon Downhill in El Paso, TX

Rim Trail and Karr Canyon Downhill

  • 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 ...

Rim Trail One Way in El Paso, TX

Rim Trail One Way

  • 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...

Rim Trail Round Trip in El Paso, TX

Rim Trail Round Trip

  • 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...