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The Best Mountain Biking in New Mexico

Looking for the best mountain biking in New Mexico? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around New Mexico. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top mountain biking spots in and near New Mexico

  • Questa, New Mexico

    Camp at Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

    4.3
    2.4 mi / 800 ft gain
    Created in 2013 from partly existing public lands, The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument encompasses a large amount of land along the Rio Grande River from the Colorado border to south of Taos. Far from any major city, you'll likely enjoy trails to yourself in the morning and few other visit...
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  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Hike or Bike Aspen Vista

    3.5
    12.1 mi / 2100 ft gain
    Aspen Vista Road (Forest Road 150) starts at an elevation of 10,000 feet and climbs up through a large stand of beautiful aspen and pine trees to the summit of Tesuque Peak at an elevation of 12,045 feet (note the Aspen grove is one large living being as all the roots are interconnected). These ...
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  • Ruidoso, New Mexico

    Hike Perk Canyon

    4.7 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Starting out at 7,200 feet you walk through 2 miles of relatively flat, beautiful forests and streams - at mile 2 you begin the ascent to the trail ridge with about an 800 foot elevation climb. Once you reach the top of the trail, you are surrounded by gorgeous panoramic views of both Sierra Blan...
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  • El Prado, New Mexico

    Hike the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge Trail

    6 mi
    Drive 12 miles west of Taos, New Mexico on US Hwy 64, and you'll drive directly onto the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge that spans 1,280 feet. There's a rest area to the west of the bridge with a parking lot, sitting area, and if you're lucky like we were, a converted sky blue bus selling homemade desse...
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  • Cloudcroft, New Mexico

    Camp at Bluff Springs

    5.0
    0 mi / 100 ft gain
    A mile up in elevation and only a few miles into Lincoln National Forest from Alamogordo, take off on the scenic Sunspot Highway that leads to the solar observation center before a short detour off a dirt road that arrives at Bluff Springs Waterfall (camping is free on all dirt roads). There you'...
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  • Sandia Park, New Mexico

    Hike the 10K Loop

    5.2 mi / 700 ft gain
    10K trailhead springs from it a whole handful of beautiful trails.  With access to a rocky path that leads off into raw wilderness, a clean and smooth walking, hiking, and mountain biking trail covered by tall pine canopy, or a wide cut service road ideal for easy strolls, you have plenty of opti...
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  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Hike the Winsor Trail

    3.0
    10.9 mi / 160 ft gain
    Follow Hyde Park Rd all the way to its end. At the end of this road you can find space for parking and the Winsor Trailhead. The trail is 10.9 miles long with some switchbacks and mild elevation gain. Dog-friendly and open year round--though you'll likely want snowshoes in the winter. 
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  • U.S. Highway 64, New Mexico

    Devisadero Peak

    5.48 mi / 1375 ft gain
    The Basics: 8,304 foot Devisadero Peak, which literally translates to "lookout," does not actually provide a great view from its treed summit. However, this lollipop loop hike has many vantage points over the Taos Valley as it snakes up and around this foothill mountain.  To get to the trailhea...
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  • Silver City, New Mexico

    Hike the Boston Hill Loop

    1.5 mi / 250 ft gain
    The Boston Hill Open Space is a collection of trails on what is actually three hills overlooking the town of Silver City. There are numerous vista and also several now-abandoned mines at various elevation cutting deep gorges and ravines into the hill. The primary trail is the Loop Trail which beg...
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  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Mountain Bike Pacheco Canyon

    8.1 mi / 2194 ft gain
    Pacheco Canyon Road / Forest Service Road #102 leads from the foothills of the Sangre de Cristos deep into the mountains, beginning with breathtaking views across to Valles Caldera (particularly at sunset) and ending deep in the mountains near Big Tesuque Campground after more than 2100' of eleva...
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  • Red River, New Mexico

    Hike Colombine Trail

    8.5 mi / 1935 ft gain
    This moderate trail is accessed from the Columbine campground on Highway 38. It will be on your right side when traveling east from Questa. Drive to the back end of the campground, where there are several spaces for parking. The moderate version of this hike will travel about 4 miles south into t...
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  • Sandia Park, New Mexico

    Golden Open Space Mesa Trail Loop

    5.0
    2.07 mi / 131 ft gain
    Golden Open Space Mesa Trail Loop is a dog and family-friendly loop trail located near Sandia Park, New Mexico. The trail is open year-round and offers expansive views of the valleys and mountains alongside Juniper and Pinyon trees. These trails are used by mountain bikers as well, so please keep...
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  • Silver City, New Mexico

    Mountain Bike the Picnic Loop

    2 mi / 350 ft gain
    Called the "Berg Trail" by Silver City locals in honor of Gary Berg who pioneered the extensive trail system around Gomez Peak, the Picnic Loop beginning at the Little Walnut Creek picnic area is a great way to be introduced to the incredible mountain biking trails to be found in the area. Beginn...
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  • Lamy, New Mexico

    Hike to the Happy Valley Overlook in the Galisteo Basin Preserve

    1 mi / 150 ft gain
    The Galisteo Basin Preserve south of Santa Fe, New Mexico is community conservation area of some 10,000 acres with 28 miles of publicly accessible trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians.The Happy Valley Overlook is a great, quick way to get an epic view of a large portion of Galisteo...
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  • Cedar Crest, New Mexico

    Tree Spring Trail

    5.0
    4.11 mi / 984 ft gain
    Tree Spring Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sandia Park, New Mexico.
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  • Jemez Springs, New Mexico

    Jemez Falls to McCauley Hot Springs

    3.17 mi / 738 ft gain
    Jemez Falls to McCauley Hot Springs is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a hot spring located near Jemez Springs, New Mexico.
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