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Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 2 riders
 

Mountain Biking Rio Grande Del Rancho Trail #18

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#216 of 282 mountain bike trails in New Mexico
#21,462 in the world

This trail follows a moderately steep drainage for approximately 1/4 mile, it will then make a sharp right hand turn and follow an old forest road which traverses several large drainages. These drainages provide a unique opportunity to travel from the high desert pinon/juniper woodland into the ponderosa/oak forest and then back out to the pinon/juniper. Wild flowers are continuously blooming along the trail from spring through fall. Spectacular views of Jicarita Peak can be seen at certain spots - especially traveling south.

The Rio Grande del Rancho Trail is a great place to hone mountain biking skills before attempting some of the more difficult trails in the Taos area. source: fs.usda.gov

First added by Jeff Barber on Dec 7, 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
From Taos, follow State Highway 518 approximately 4 miles south of Taos. Trailhead is located on the east side of the highway.
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