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Level: Advanced
Length: 26 mi (41.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +297/ -263 ft
Total: 11 riders

Mountain Biking Hilso Mountain Bike Trail

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#10 of 282 mountain bike trails in New Mexico
#678 in the world

Hilso Mountain Bike Trailhead is located off State Highway 400 south of Fort Wingate. There are 26 miles of non-motorized single track trails here to enjoy. An interpretive kiosk at the trailhead provides information on the history of this area and a map of the trails. The trail system was made possible by the Zuni Mountain Trail Partnership. Please stay on the trail and be courteous to other trail users. Pay attention to private land boundaries as you enjoy your hike or ride. source: fs.usda.gov

First added by Jeff Barber on Nov 30, 2014. Last updated Apr 27, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take Exit 33 east of Gallup off I-40 and drive south through Fort Wingate, continuing 5 miles further on State Highway 400 to the trailhead and parking area on your right.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Fort Wingate, New Mexico

Intermediate | 26 mi
Beginner | 7 mi

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  • John Fisch

    Many, many trail segments here that can be combined for an almost infinite variety of loops. Segments range from smooth hardpack to super chunky. There truly is something for everyone here, but the best thing is that almost noone is here! This area receives very little traffic despite the quality, quantity, and variety of available riding in the attractive Zuni mountains.

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  • FattieMcFat

    Fast and flowy. Mostly hard-packed singletrack with some bedrock sections through the washes. Sightings of deer and wild turkey are possible.

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  • bsieb22

    This trail system has 26 miles of stacked loops, as well as quite a few unofficial trails in the vicinity that are in the process of being approved. As a system it offers narrow singletrack loops of up to 50 miles, going through a variety of terrain, from flowing Ponderosa meadows to rocky canyon bottoms, and high ridges with huge panoramic views. More info at http://www.galluptrails.com/gallup-area-trail-info.

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  • AaronT

    Great rail system. Perfect stop off point driving from Phoenix to Durango, CO. Love purple haze.

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  • FinishSTRONG7

    Confused here. Based on the written review, it seems like the trail and ride were really enjoyable, why only 2 stars??

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  • mccallum

    you can work this network any number of ways. lately i've been digging going up milk ranch loop and Qmoto then down quaking aspen then follow purple haze! good day

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  • corndoggreg

    Nice rolling singletrack. The trails were well marked. The Berma trail was a blast. Enjoy the ride.

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  • *****

    One of my favorite tails in New Mexico You can spend the whole day riding i recommend it

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