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Río Grande del Norte National Monument

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Recommended Routes in Río Grande del Norte National Monument - 7

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Favorite Rift Valley Trail during November
Intermediate

Rift Valley Trail

12.6 mi 20.4 km 723' Up 220.22 m Up 723' Down 220.36 m Down

Ranchos…, NM
Favorite Horsethief Mesa Trail ~ some of New Mexico's finest singletrack
Intermediate

Horsethief Mesa Loop

12.7 mi 20.4 km 943' Up 287.37 m Up 939' Down 286.28 m Down

Arroyo…, NM
Favorite Climbing the Dog Leg
Intermediate/Difficult

The Vistas de Questa - West Trailhead

10.1 mi 16.2 km 1,267' Up 386.23 m Up 1,272' Down 387.62 m Down

Questa, NM
Favorite A timeless view of the Rio Grande.
Easy/Intermediate

East Rim and Ute Mountain Ride

30.0 mi 48.3 km 680' Up 207.12 m Up 680' Down 207.14 m Down

Questa, NM
Favorite View from Garapata Ridge.
Difficult

Cebolla Mesa Wanderer

14.2 mi 22.8 km 882' Up 268.84 m Up 878' Down 267.59 m Down

Questa, NM
Favorite View from the road.
Intermediate

Lobatos Bridge to John Dunn Bridge

48.1 mi 77.5 km 715' Up 218 m Up 1,683' Down 512.91 m Down

Conejos, CO
Favorite Horsethief Mesa Trail ~ some of New Mexico's finest singletrack
Intermediate

John Dunn's Heavy Horse

22.3 mi 35.9 km 1,857' Up 566.04 m Up 1,840' Down 560.69 m Down

Arroyo…, NM

Río Grande del Norte National Monument Biking

  • 355 Miles 571 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 27 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 27 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 10 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Río Grande del Norte National Monument - 57

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9.1 mi 14.7 km #1West Rim Doubletrack
Easy
Questa, NM
Easy
Questa, NM
6.6 mi 10.7 km #2West Rim Trail: South
Easy
Arroyo Hondo, NM
Easy
Arroyo Hondo, NM
2.1 mi 3.4 km #3West Rim Trail: Viewpoint Loop
Easy
Questa, NM
Easy
Questa, NM
1.5 mi 2.4 km #4West Rim Trail: North
Easy
Arroyo Hondo, NM
Easy
Arroyo Hondo, NM
2.9 mi 4.7 km #5Southwest Ute Road
Intermediate
Questa, NM
Intermediate
Questa, NM
2.5 mi 4.0 km #6TP 251
Difficult
Questa, NM
Difficult
Questa, NM
2.6 mi 4.2 km #7TP 247
Difficult
Questa, NM
Difficult
Questa, NM
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Guadalupe Mountain Road
Easy
Questa, NM
Easy
Questa, NM
2.4 mi 3.8 km #9Ranch Road Connector
Easy
Questa, NM
Easy
Questa, NM
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10TP 249
Difficult
Questa, NM
Difficult
Questa, NM

Photos of Río Grande del Norte National Monument - 89

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Along the West Rim Trail there's lots of side trails that lead to awesome views of the Rio Grande Gorge and Taos Range, and a few of the sparse trees to cool down in the shade on a hot day
Oct 8, 2017 near El Prado, NM
Great view South along the Rio Grande.
Oct 18, 2020 near Arroyo…, NM
A timeless view of the Rio Grande.
Sep 30, 2018 near Questa, NM
Horsethief Mesa Trail ~ some of New Mexico's finest singletrack
Nov 14, 2017 near Arroyo…, NM
Horsethief
Nov 8, 2013 near Arroyo…, NM
Rift Valley Trail during November
Nov 23, 2017 near Ranchos…, NM
Some downhill segments of flowy singletrack.
Jun 17, 2015 near Ranchos…, NM
Local Residents
Oct 18, 2020 near Questa, NM