Trail is Dry
on 3/14/14 by stumpyfsr
 
  
La Tierra
Avg Rating: (4.14 out of 5) 7 trail reviews
Difficulty: Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
Length: 15 miles Global Rank: #1372
Tread: Singletrack Configuration: Network
Ridden: 10 Wishlist: 7
2 trail check-ins Climb // Descend
+3,300 // -3,500 feet
Average Speed: 5.8 mph Average Time: 1hr 41min
 
 
 
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Description
This is a network of service roads, double track and single track through classic New Mexico high desert pinion forest and open areas. There is a maze of many trails that can be kind of confusing without a map (Available at the link below.

http://www.santafenm.gov/index.aspx?NID=1829

added by skibum Epic on March 3, 2011


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stumpyfsr on March 14, 2014
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Review: Nice trail system that can be challenging or an easy ride. Technical sections ain't that really technical, most are doable for beginners.

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lylevs on October 21, 2012
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Review: Open desert singletrack with a few fire roads running thru the network. Well signed and easy to navigate. Trails are fun, but don't flow as well as they could; a few berms would go a long way to making this a rockin' trail system. On turns, if you got off the center of the track it got very soft quickly in many places.

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chukt on October 13, 2012
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Review: There are now Trail Maps at just about every trail intersection. Check the photos in the tab above.

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chukt on October 13, 2012
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Review: La Tierra Trails are super fun. Thanks for hosting IMBA 2012 World Summit Santa Fe. PS: Please send us some Green Chili from time to time.

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norski on May 16, 2012
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Review: Having a working GPS with you on this network will be a comfort. There are a lot of interconnected trails that all look similar. Note location of mountains, water tanks and antennae when you start off. this is not an expert trail ... more like easy intermediate.

Similar Trail: Dale Ball (north & central)

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TreyGL6 on November 14, 2011
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Review: This place is a "Must Ride" if you love Freeride! Gap Jumps, Tabletops, Ladder Drops, Berms, Hips etc...! Rich has done a fantastic job! Freeride lives in Santa Fe. Of course, there's lots of singletrack too! The only downside is a lack of good signage. Just explore for now.

Similar Trail: I haven't yet ridden anything this good in NM.

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skibum on March 3, 2011
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Review: This is one of those rare trails I really enjoyed despite having nothing technicial to speak of. It's hard to make an all singletrack loop, but if you study the map a bit or go with someone who knows the network, you can do pretty well. The singletrack is very well designed and just begs to be ridden fast in most places. There is a good variety for different aerobic/skill levels. The trails run parallel and perpendicular to ridgetops and arroyo bottoms. Some of the trials run straight up the sides of the arroyos and some gradually climb up the sides so you can pick your poison. I don't know the total mileage available, but you can easily ride here a couple hours without repeating yourself. The area is mostly exposed without much north-facing, so these trails dry our faster than others during the winter months. Some trails are better than others so poke around a bit and find the most fun.

Similar Trail: Dale Ball Trails.

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cross country   loops   network   new mexico   night riding   santa fe   single track   singletrack