White Ridge Bike Trails

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4.54 out of 5
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Intermediate
8.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,100 ft
↓ 2,000 ft
5,487
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Tucked away in rugged and scenic country southwest of the community of San Ysidro, New Mexico, is the White Ridge Bike Trails Area. Just to the west is the newly designated Ojito Wilderness. Both sites are a short distance from U.S. 550. This region is known for its geological, cultural and paleontological resources, as well as for its scenic qualities. The bike trail crosses a landscape of spectacular beauty and exceptional geology, meandering through the Pueblo of Zia, State of New Mexico, and public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). BLM has obtained rights-of-way from the Pueblo and the State to provide this biking experience. Although the Trails have been developed primarily for mountain biking, hikers are welcome on the entire trail system, and one segment is also open to equestrian use.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (36)
 

Gramcounter

April 18, 2018
 
Review: Maybe we picked the wrong direction or trail, but this trail system presents like an advanced trail, not intermediate. This trail has some serious exposure with offshoots that can jettison you off a 200 ft cliff. After a fun climb from the parking lot, we picked the middle ridge to start. It started with a steep flowy downhill, but were quickly faced with deteriorated trail conditions that dropped significantly to unsafe, barely hikeable trails. Against our better judgement, we began to hike-a-bike down, but quickly realized the trails were not safe to continue. We climbed back to the top where a local guided us clockwise around the west ridge. The exposure was unsettling, so we decided to opt for a trip to gallup which is more intermediate friendly. Pros: The views are absolutely amazing. The beginning and west ridge are an absolute blast. Locals are super friendly and awesome. Cons: exposure, deteriorated (middle) trails, unclear side paths of trails that can lead to dangerous results if you aren't familiar with the trail

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Singletrack


March 5, 2018
CFM Singletrack  
 
Review: Great setting for scenery and exposure but I found the tread to be marginal. Bumpy and pockmarked with areas of deep erosion and numerous cut arounds. Signage was good but several signs were missing. Nice spring area on the east side but I wasn't thrilled about riding through it. Definitely worth riding regularly but I would caution against riding with a stiff crosswind!

Similar Trail: Joe's Ridge

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Granny Gear

February 24, 2018
zobadiah1 Granny Gear  
 
Review: A fair amount of climbing for the loop. Great vistas.

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Trailblazer


January 14, 2018
 
Review: Fast, flowy singletrack. A little climbing but nothing technical. Beautiful views all around.

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Granny Gear


July 3, 2017
 
Review: Nothing less than awesome.

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Epic


December 1, 2016
Fatbike1 Epic  
 
Review: This is BEST ridden clockwise. Follow the numbers on the map. Desert fun.

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Gramcounter


May 25, 2016
kleppe Gramcounter  
 
Review: Really fun ride. I'm glad I drove out there. I rode clockwise following the number system. Very well marked and the ridge was a blast. The only con is the 4 miles of heavy washboard road to get to the trail. But it's worth it.

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Granny Gear

March 22, 2016
 
Review: This trail was awesome: fun,fast,and high pucker factor.

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Bunny Hop

March 14, 2016
 
Review: Beautiful & fast

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Doubletrack


February 10, 2016
MTBCrash29 Doubletrack  
 
Review: An Amazing Trail. Tucked away and very off the beaten path. You will have to make a deliberate trip to make this trail. It is worth it! A great trail with plenty of flow, climbs, fast descents and hair raising edge of the world riding. Great Trail!

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White Ridge Bike Trails MTB Trail 4.54 out of 5 based on 36 ratings. 36 user reviews.
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