The Top 10 Mountain Bike Destinations in North America

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Rider: Jerry Hazard. Photo: Jerry Hazard.

The capital of the Land of Enchantment is home to some very enchanting mountain biking.  You will find miles of delightful singletrack in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The local rail trail makes for an easy out-and-back or you can rack up the miles by taking it all the way out to the Galiesteo Preserve, riding the loops there, and then heading back.  The La Tierra Torture race course is home to nice high desert cruising, and the Dale Ball Trails make for great juniper dodging.  If you want a brutal climb, head for Atayala Mountain, and if you’re looking for an epic downhill, shuttle the Winsor Trail.  Santa Fe is also one America’s great art and cultural hubs, so there’s always something else to do as well. -skibum