La Tierra

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.11 out of 5
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Intermediate
15
miles

Singletrack
↑ 3,500 ft
↓ 3,300 ft
7,075
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
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 John FischEpic March 3, 2011
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  boleslav   on Mar 14, 2015
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Reviews (9)
 


April 22, 2015
 
Review: Fun cross country romp through the juniper dotted hills north of Santa Fe. We followed the route suggested on the cities map but had to bale before we finished it do to an intense fast moving thunderstorm. We had one strike where there was no detectable delay between flash and CRACK! Scarey. The trails were great and very very well marked. Can't wait to see more of it.

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December 27, 2014
 
Review: Very nice trails. The flow is amazing. Rode with snow on it.

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March 14, 2014
 
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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October 21, 2012
 
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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October 13, 2012
 
Review: There are now Trail Maps at just about every trail intersection. Check the photos in the tab above.

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October 13, 2012
 
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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May 16, 2012
 
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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November 14, 2011
 
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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March 3, 2011
 
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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La Tierra MTB Trail 4.11 out of 5 based on 9 ratings. 9 user reviews.
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