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Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +206/ -103 ft
Total: 3 riders

Mountain Biking Trail 18 ("rio Grande Del Rancho")

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#133 of 282 mountain bike trails in New Mexico
#8,217 in the world

Something for everyone here. A moderate ride that intermediate and expert
riders can have a great time ripping through as well. The trail starts with a
steep rocky bit, but quickly mellows out. Make a right and ride roughly
parallel to rte. 518. The trail is well marked throughout, though there are a
few options which pop up here and there. At 5.8 miles, the trail connects
with Forest Rd. 438, which, takes you back out toward Rte. 518. Then ride
the road or the trail back to where you parked.

First added by mattvb on Oct 20, 2012. Last updated Apr 28, 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, head south on rte. 68, then turn left on rte. 518. After 2 miles,
Pass the brown sign for forest road 473. Then after .5 miles, at the brown sign
for "Trail 18," there is a parking pullout on the right. The trailhead is on the
other side of rte.518

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