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Level: Intermediate
Length: 30 mi (48.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +162/167 ft
Total: 20 riders

Mountain Biking Placitas Trails

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#11 of 281 mountain bike trails in New Mexico
#635 in the world

Lots of singletrack within pinon and juniper trees. Also a big dirt road (5k loop) that makes a loop around a large part of the Placitas trail system.

First added by Fatbike1 on Aug 27, 2016. Last updated May 3, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Go east on highway 550 where it intersects I-25. At about 3 miles in, on the right, look for the lower parking lot trailhead. At Another .5 miles east you will find the east parking area trailhead.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Placitas, New Mexico

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Intermediate | 1 mi
Beginner | 2 mi

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  • Fatbike1

    Most of the trail signs have been installed now. Dusty out there. We need rain in this region bad.

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  • jonespi77

    Nice ride with quick access to the trail. Watch for rattle snakes in the evening. My son and I came across a diamond back on the trail last night. Just have to keep your eyes open

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  • Erica Barnes
    Reviewing Bobsled:

    A blast for all levels of riders! Small rock gardens at the beginning, but can be avoided by dropping in just a bit further down the dirt road.

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  • Fatbike1
    Reviewing Juniper Berry Run:

    Fun flowy downhill. The trail is only about a foot wide. Still prestine single track that has not been widened by baby strollers or sloppy riders. Dirt was perfect after a light rain the evening before.

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  • Fatbike1
    Reviewing Up & Up:

    Long steady climb up towards the mountains from Fenceline Trail. Look for the Rhythm Trail on your left on the way up for a fun flowy trail headed back north toward Mustang Alley.

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  • Fatbike1
    Reviewing Buggy:

    Fun connector trail that connects to "Chalk Dust" downhill trail.

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  • Fatbike1
    Reviewing Fenceline:

    This is the main trial to start on in Placitas. Fun Flowy trail headed south along the old Fenceline. Keep an eye out for the big four way intersection about a mile south and head up towards the mountain to start your adventure.

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