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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....
- 12.10 miles
- 1300 ft
The Sierra Vista Trail that comes south of Las Cruces toward the Texas state line has sections that are great for beginners. On this trip we started at the Mesquite trailhead and went north on the trail. Somehow we lost the trail and then turned up a dirt road to look around on the way back. If a...
- 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...
- 7.33 miles
- 870 ft
After completing the Cat 2 lap, Category 1 riders head out from the Bowen Roundhouse for seven more tough miles. This route goes up Coyote Ugly, then up the Sotol Forest Extension, down Hitt Canyon and back to the Roundhouse on the Gasline Road. View Race Map...
- 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...
- 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...
- 2.89 miles
- 659 ft
This is a short loop that utilizes the FAA service tram road behind the Mountain Park neighborhood. It descends a very rough service road. It drops into a pretty little canyon and finishes behind a large dam next Zircon. ...
- 0.00 miles
- 490 ft
This is a good ride if you are a beginner. The ride consists of a good amount of unmaintained dirt road and singletrack. While coming down the hill it gets a bit technical but not for long, so it should be a good experience for a beginner. ...
- 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. ...
- 15.09 miles
- 1564 ft
This is the extra 15 miles that all contestants in the 50-mile race will ride to complete the 50-mile version of the El Paso Puzzler Endurance Mountain Bike Race to be held January 16, 2011. The final course is subject to revisions. This part is ridden after the first 35 mile course. Riders travel ...
- 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...
- 0.00 miles
- 1500 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...
- 5.20 miles
- 480 ft
This a great ride or hike when you've graduated from the easy stuff and want a little more elevation gain. From Chuck Heinrich Park, enter the Franklin Mountains State Park and start up the Old Tin Mine Trail, go right on Polecat Alley (1.8 miles from starting point), left on Blue Moon (2.8 miles f...
- 8.00 miles
- 500 ft
This is the best loop to do to get in the funnest singletrack in the northeast trail network. Sign in at the park sign in box and head north. Turn left on the main singletrack and stay right-ish to the Old Tin Mine Rd. Turn right at the first signed singletrack on the right is Lazy Cow. Take Laz...
- 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!...
- 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...
- 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 ...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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....
- 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...
- 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....
- 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. ...
- 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...
- 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...
- 10.50 miles
- 1090 ft
This ride starts from the Bowen Round House. Most people reach the Round House from Heinrich Park via Lazy Cow Trail or the fenceline/gas line road running behind the flood control dams behind the North Hills neighborhood. This is a great ride if you are looking for some solitude and it's also g...
- 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:...
- 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...
- 15.50 miles
- 1250 ft
This ride winds back and forth over some of the best trails in northeast El Paso. It's a mixture of old dirt road and fabulous singletrack. Here's the route: Old Tin Mine to Lazy Cow to Bowen Round House, Mad Cow to Blue Moon, right on Old Tin Mine, loop around the hill near the top and then conti...
- 34.00 miles
- 4250 ft
This is the tentative route for the 35-mile version of the El Paso Puzzler Endurance Mountain Bike Race to be held January 16, 2011. The final course is subject to revisions. The course loops around and through the north Franklin Mountains within Franklin Mountains State Park and includes a 1500 fo...
- 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....
- 0.00 miles
- 3750 ft
Ride begins off Helen of Troy near the water tanks. Take the trail around the takes and stay to the left. You'll eventually cross Transmountain and enter the Tom Mays entrance. Take the road up to the Mundy's Gap trail. Hike/Bike all the way to the top then enjoy the descent to Scenic Road on the ea...
- 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 ...
- 2.30 miles
- -1500 ft
This is a super fast, fun descent with tight berm turns and a few ladder drops....
- 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...
- 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 ...
- 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...
- 24.00 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 ...
- 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! ...
- 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 ...
- 50.00 miles
- 5811 ft
This is the route for the 50-mile version of the El Paso Puzzler Endurance Mountain Bike Race that was held January 16, 2011. The 2012 course is subject to revisions - the race will be held on January 15, 2012. The course goes around and through the north Franklin Mountains within Franklin Mountains...
- 50.00 miles
- 5800 ft
This is the route for the 50-mile version of the El Paso Puzzler Endurance Mountain Bike Race on January 15, 2012. The course incorporates a new section of the Sotol Forest Trail on the northeast side and is different from the 2011 route. The course goes around and through the north Franklin Mountai...
- 35.76 miles
- 4800 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...