Dragon Slayer Loop

The Dragon Slayer Loop is a scenic and fun cross country loop ideal for a winter escape. Located on BLM land near the San Ysidro Pueblo and offers otherworldly riding experience with grand views out towards the Rio Grande Valley and the Jemez Mountains. The Ride Cross Country/Trail Easy to moderate difficulty Best in Fall/Winter/Spring…

La Tierra Torture ’19

This is the racecourse for the La Tierra Torture in 2019. The route starts along the waterline road in the middle of La Tierra (pretty much the middle point) and does a large figure out highlighting some of the best ridgelines, descents, and climbs in the trail system. The Ride Cross Country Easy to moderate…

Galisteo Basin Fun Loop

Located in the scenic Galisteo Basin Preserve, this loop is a great sampling of trails on the southern half of the preserve. Ideal for beginner and intermediate riders, while also being fun enough for all skill levels and mountain biker types, this route will serve up great views, narrow singletrack, and a few rock features….

Dale Ball Central Lunch Loop

Got an hour lunch and need to get in some singletrack? This loop is easily accessible from downtown Santa Fe and provides a great option for riders looking to explore the Dale Ball trails. The Ride XC/Trail Moderate to easy difficulty, good fitness recommended Best March-November Access from Water History Park Total climb: 950′ ,…

Sangre Figure 8

This route encompasses some of the best climbs in the Santa Fe area of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Oh yeah, the descents are great fun too. The area is a nicely forested, classic Santa Fe chunk route with lung-busting climbs and ripping descents. The Ride XC/Trail Moderate to expert difficulty, good fitness recommended Best…

Winsor Out and Back

While many think of the Winsor as a shuttle or connector route, the classic route is a simple out and back that gets your heart rate up with a big reward at the end. The Ride XC/Trail Expert to Moderate difficulty, mainly due to fitness required Best June-October (depending on snow conditions) Access from Big…

Atalaya with Dorothy

If you only have only an hour or two and want to get some elevation, views, and chunk squeezed in, this is a great route. This is not for the faint of heart, though. The Ride Trail/All Mountain Moderate to Expert difficulty, fitness and technical Best April-October (depending on snow conditions) Access from Water History…

La Tierra Figure 8

This route is one of our classics combining both sides of La Tierra and enjoying some of our favorite segments. The Figure 8 goes clockwise on the east side, then counterclockwise on the west side. The Ride Cross Country Easy to moderate difficulty Best Year-round (can get hot in summer and snowy/muddy in winter) Access…

Rancho Viejo Backcountry Loop

Love riding remote singletrack and not seeing another person? The Rancho Viejo Backcountry Loop encompasses a true off-the-radar route that traverses big mountain ridges, follows wild streams, and provides a truly wilderness-like experience. Utilizing Pacheco Canyon Rd (FR 102) as your initial climb, the remainder route is rugged singletrack. The Ride XC/Trail Expert difficulty, mainly…

Galisteo Basin Race Route

This route is from the inaugural 6 Hours in the Basin for the Commonweal race that will now be an annual event hosted by the Core Crew. The route explores the northern ridgelines before heading counterclockwise south into the open desert, and then back through more meandering features back towards the trailhead. The Ride Cross…

Glorieta Blues

Yes the stories are true: trails at Glorieta Adventure Camps are hard! This route, though, encompasses some of the more accessible and fun routes inside the camp, utilizing the new connector offering year-round access to these world-class trails. The Ride All Mountain Expert to moderate difficulty, fitness and technical Best April-October (depending on snow conditions)…

Winsor Special Selection

Likely Santa Fe’s most well-known trail, the Winsor Trail starts in the village of Tesuque and continues deep into the Pecos Wilderness. For riders, most will try to shuttle starting at ‘Norski’, the Winsor drop in near the ski basin, and ride back to town via a series of trails that will bring you back…