New Mexico Mountain Biking Trails and Maps

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Looking for the best Mountain Biking trails around New Mexico?

Find the top rated mountain biking trails in New Mexico, whether you're looking for an easy short mountain biking trail or a long mountain biking trail, you'll find what you're looking for. Click on a mountain biking trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

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Length
Surfaces
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Arroyo Hondo Trail

0.7 mi
State: NM
Dirt

Canyon Rim Trail

2.4 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Cloud-Climbing Trestle Trail

1 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Dirt

Dinosaur Trail

1.8 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Dirt

Grand View Trail

1.3 mi
State: NM
Ballast

River Trail

4.7 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

Salado Canyon Trail

1.3 mi
State: NM
Dirt

Santa Fe Rail-Trail

16.8 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Dirt

Switchback Trail

3 mi
State: NM
Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Arroyo Hondo Trail is a dirt path southwest of the city outside of a small residence community. An RV Park is also nearby. A good road for exercising away from the property. 
NM 0.7 mi Dirt
The Canyon Rim Trail is a bike-pedestrian pathway along East Road (SR 502) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The trail offers  grand views into Los Alamos Canyon, of the Jemez Mountains to the west, and...
NM 2.4 mi Asphalt
Cloud-Climbing Trestle Trail, sometimes referred to as the Mexican Canyon Trestle Trail for the landmark feature at its end, offers a moderately challenging, but beautiful, climb through the Trestle...
NM 1 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Dinosaur Trail follows I-25 eastward, sitting outside a residential area. The trails name is derived from the street it travels parallel with until its termination at Richards Avenue. The end of...
NM 1.8 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Grand View Trail is an easy trail constructed along portions of the abandoned Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railroad grade. It winds through pinon and juniper and offers a breathtaking vista...
NM 1.3 mi Ballast
Santa Fe's River Trail is open in three segments, all of which are off Agua Fria Road. The segment farthest east is just two blocks down from the Santa Fe Railway and just across from De Vargas Park....
NM 4.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt
The Salado Canyon Trail is a moderate trail constructed along portions of the abandoned Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railroad grade. Volunteers have restored a train trestle of approximately 110...
NM 1.3 mi Dirt
The Santa Fe Rail Trail follows the old Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line, beginning at Santa Fe’s Railyard Park on the southwestern end of the city and continuing to Highway 285 in Lamy....
NM 16.8 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Switchback Trail is a moderately difficult 3-mile loop constructed along portions of the former Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railroad. In the middle of the trail, there is one especially...
NM 3 mi Dirt

Getting Outside in a Time of Social Distance


As the days of social distancing add up in the response to COVID-19, trails are increasingly being counted on as places where people can continue to be physically active and find respite while practicing social distancing. As you plan your trail outing, be prepared that some trails may have limited services, including closed facilities like bathrooms, depots and visitor centers as well as limited or no staff. We encourage you to check the latest public health guidance from the CDC and your local/state governments, as well as the status of your trail, before heading out!

Recent Trail Reviews

Sonoma Ranch Multi-Use Path

Sonoma Ranch Bike Trail

March, 2020 by donvnarr

A 10 ft wide ribbon of asphalt running from just north of hiway 70 down to Lohman Drive makes for a scenic moderately exertive 5 mile bike jaunt. Recognize that this trail parallels Sonoma Ranch Blvd which carries a fair amount of traffic. The views can be stunning but next time I’ll wear ear plugs.

Paseo del Bosque Trail

nice

December, 2019 by astroman

Relatively well marked and clean. The trail is particularly smooth.

La Llorona Multi-Use Path

good start

November, 2019 by twopalms_2

First time on bike trails in Las Cruces where they have made a good start towards connecting many short bike trails. We were able to connect enough to get a nice, flat easy 18 mile ride. Look forward to exploring more trails in the area.

Accordion

Santa Fe Rail-Trail

need a mountain bike for this

November, 2019 by b30

not suitable for a cruiser bike

Cloud-Climbing Trestle Trail

History, scenic views

October, 2019 by conniegs

I did the Mexican Canyon trestle trail twice this summer. The second time I took two friends with me, who enjoy hiking and history. This trail is a mile long, with one short descent and ascent around a patch of private property, making this NOT a near-level trail. Historic plaques and views of the White Sands in the distance, make this worth experiencing.

While one can do this trail as a quick two-mile out-and-back trail, this trail is part of a network of trails in the Trestle Recreation Area. Grab a map at the replica depot and create your own four, six, or even eight-mile hike around historic former railroad grades.

In the three days we spent around Cloudcroft, we also hiked the Switchback trail, Old Cloudcroft Highway, and the Osha trail, all easily accessible near Cloudcroft.

If you plan on parking at the Replica depot, remember that it's closed for the season from I October to 1 March, but all trails are still accessible via other trail heads. The replica depot parking area closes at 6pm during the season, so if you plan on a long hike, park in town and walk in. The hosts promptly close the parking lot at 6pm.

Paseo del Bosque Trail

Great Trail!

October, 2019 by reierson

Well maintained!

Rio Grande River Trail

Rio Grande River Trail Review

August, 2019 by colavs80004

Nice trail! It is within biking distance from me. You have nice views of the Rio Grande and of the mountains, other than that it is pretty boring. I do use the trail sometimes to commute from Santa Teresa to Anthony, New Mexico.

Paseo del Bosque Trail

Very popular, go early though

August, 2019 by blkrock692002

My friend and I ride this trail from Alameda to Rio Bravo and back, about 32 miles. We started a long time ago when it was first opened, back then only a handful of people would be riding, walking, roller blading along it. I went recently and was blown away by how popular it has become. I strongly recommend going early in the morning. Be sure to put slime in your tires, bring a snack and water. I love that no motorized vehicles are allowed as I'm too old for that, lol. Enjoy your ride/walk just please keep an eye out for old farts like me.

Canyon Rim Trail

Nice Easy Sunday Ride

August, 2019 by livingingracenow

This is a good trail for beginners or those who want a leisurely pedal in the mountain town of Los Alamos, NM. The west end of the trail starts at the giant parking lot for the Smith's Marketplace (groceries, Starbucks, deli and hotbar, and wine & cheese tasting bar) and winds along the Los Alamos Canyon rim through ponderosa and pinon pine and juniper forest, with great views of Los Alamos Canyon, the Rio Grande Valle, the Jemez Mtns to the west and the Sangre de Cristo Mtns to the east. There is a smaller parking lot with a nice clean indoor pit toilet at the east end of the trail, and if you would like to pedal a little further for some healthy refreshments, you can continue east on NM502 about 1/4 mi., then turn left (twice) and go to the end of Entrada Dr. (past Holiday Inn Express) to the Los Alamos Coop Market (organic and local groceries, soup and salad bar, deli, custom made sandwiches and fresh squeezed juices, and on Sunday between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. you can get and awesome omelet breakfast for $10!). This is one of the few bike routes in Los Alamos that requires no major hill climbing and boasts 2 separate "million dollar bridges" - one spanning a narrow deep canyon. This trail is a wide, asphalt multi-user trail so there are walkers, joggers, baby strollers and dogs, as well as the gamut of non-motorized cyclists. Great way to be introduced to outdoors Los Alamos!

Canyon Rim Trail

Nice Easy Sunday Ride

August, 2019 by livingingracenow

This trail is very nice for beginners and those just looking for a leisurely pedal in Los Alamos. At the west end of the trail you can park in the giant Smiths with lot and at the west end is a smaller parking area with a clean pit toilet “relief station. You can continue east on NM 502 at this point..

River Trail

Almost a 5 star

July, 2019 by wireboss

First off the path is made of the best skating concrete! No cracks, and great changing views. Heartily recommend. The only reason I didn't 5 star is that it is a slope that goes to the west that is a bit much going east. Someone else may say it's a great workout :)

Paseo del Bosque Trail

Paseo del Bosque Trail

February, 2019 by thejake91739

On a vacation from southern California, we rode the trail on a beautiful weekday morn in October of 2015. We parked at the north trailhead, pedaled down as far as the Botanic Garden, then headed back.
We pretty much had the trail to ourselves on a perfect fall day. The trail was flat, straight, smooth, and ideal for those looking for a fast paced workout. Being out-of-staters we were looking forward to majestic views of the mighty Rio Grande, but we were denied due to all of the trees between the river and the trail. On the bright side, at least some fall color was beginning to appear on those trees.
I think the highlights for us were admiring the grand estates that line the trail, and checking off another state on our quest to bike all fifty.

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