August 21, 2010
The tread here is 8' wide, covered with crushed rock, and groomed to perfection--which means not much fun on a mountain bike. The Falcon Guide calls this a "Must Stop" and says "Do this ride!" I found those recommendations way beyond realistic. The scenery is somewhat interesting and that's about it. There may be some geologic interest here, but not much reason to bring a bike--I wouldn't even bore a beginner with this "trail." The Falcon Guide said this ride should take 1 - 1.5 hrs, but I, out of shape and recently returned to altitude, completed the loop in 32 minutes without pushing myself and including multiple stops for picture taking. * Review edited 8/20/2010
I would not recommend anything similar but rather say proceed to Taos where true singletrack can be found at any difficulty level.