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908 mi 1,461 km of trail 39 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 57 Trails Intermediate Trails 122 Trails Hard Trails 63 Trails
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Recommended Routes in Southwestern New Mexico - 39

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Favorite Vista of Grindstone Lake near the apex of the climb.
Intermediate

Grindstone Lake Trail Extended

11.7 mi 18.9 km 1,158' Up 352.93 m Up 1,163' Down 354.5 m Down

Ruidoso, NM
Favorite Rolling through the start/finish line into the fourth lap of the day.
Intermediate

12 Hours in the Wild West: 6 Hour Race Loop

6.8 mi 11.0 km 784' Up 238.98 m Up 737' Down 224.65 m Down

Ruidoso, NM
Favorite Nearing the forest road on the lower end of the Boyscout Camp Trail
Difficult

Signal Peak Challenge Beginner Loop

5.6 mi 9.1 km 664' Up 202.52 m Up 674' Down 205.38 m Down

Arenas…, NM
Favorite The group is headed out to begin to tackle this beast of a ride.
Intermediate/Difficult

Red Rock to Tyrone Out-And-Back

13.3 mi 21.5 km 1,412' Up 430.38 m Up 1,411' Down 430.2 m Down

Silver…, NM
Favorite Attempting to head back to Little Walnut before heavy monsoon rains hit the area.
Difficult

Bear Mountain Mayhem

27.4 mi 44.0 km 2,867' Up 873.79 m Up 2,866' Down 873.52 m Down

Silver…, NM
Favorite Almost 20 miles of suffering and the group is near the end of the ride. All riders are intact. Job well done on a tough ride!
Difficult

Little Cherry Creek to Sapillo Shuttle

20.3 mi 32.7 km 2,750' Up 838.2 m Up 3,140' Down 957.04 m Down

Arenas…, NM
Favorite Jim, showing us how you cross the Mimbres when it's frozen over.
Intermediate

Rio Mimbres Loop

22.5 mi 36.2 km 1,512' Up 460.94 m Up 1,511' Down 460.59 m Down

Santa C…, NM
Favorite The group takes a well earned rest stop to appreciate the stunning views along the most significant climbing section of this route.
Difficult

The Burro Enduro

17.2 mi 27.6 km 2,709' Up 825.84 m Up 2,712' Down 826.63 m Down

Silver…, NM

Trails in Southwestern New Mexico - 203

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1.4 mi 2.2 km #1Cedar Creek Downhill Trail #120F
Difficult
Ruidoso, NM
Difficult
Ruidoso, NM 21 
5.8 mi 9.3 km #2Grindstone Lake Trail
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM 23 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #3Grindstone Ridge Connector
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
15.6 mi 25.1 km #4CDT: Burnt Cabin Flat to Chloride Canyon (NM Sec. 11)
Intermediate/Difficult
Truth or Consequences, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Truth or Consequences, NM
1.5 mi 2.4 km #5Boston Hill Loop
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
Silver City, NM
4.1 mi 6.5 km #6Little Cherry Creek Trail
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
1.8 mi 2.9 km #7Stevens Ranch Trail #536
Difficult
Santa Clara, NM
Difficult
Santa Clara, NM
1.1 mi 1.8 km #8Cornell Ranch Trail #758
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
6.5 mi 10.5 km #9Sycamore Canyon Trail
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
Silver City, NM
2.1 mi 3.4 km #10San Vicente Creek Trail
Intermediate
Silver City, NM
Intermediate
Silver City, NM
2.0 mi 3.3 km #11Big Tree Trail #755
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
1.4 mi 2.3 km #12Double Blue Diamond
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
6.0 mi 9.6 km #13Bear Creek Road
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
6.7 mi 10.8 km #14Sawmill Wagon Road Trail #243
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
1.7 mi 2.7 km #15Baby Bumps
Intermediate
Silver City, NM
Intermediate
Silver City, NM
6.7 mi 10.7 km #16CDT: Burro Norte (Doug's Trail)
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
Silver City, NM
2.7 mi 4.4 km #17Deadman Canyon
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
Silver City, NM
4.0 mi 6.5 km #18Skates Canyon #964
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
6.3 mi 10.2 km #19Proposed CDT: Doug's Gate to LS Mesa
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
Silver City, NM
0.8 mi 1.4 km #20Explosive!
Intermediate
Silver City, NM
Intermediate
Silver City, NM

Photos of Southwestern New Mexico - 318

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End of another good day on the trail!
Jun 23, 2013 near Doña Ana, NM
Zach picks his way through the pinnacles.
Feb 16, 2017 near Faywood, NM
Riders on the horizon
Jun 23, 2013 near Doña Ana, NM
Sunset shredding!
Oct 25, 2018 near Doña Ana, NM
Get out to City of Rocks State Park and play among the rocks.
Feb 16, 2017 near Faywood, NM
Continuously excellent singletrack.
Nov 27, 2018 near Truth o…, NM
The less exposed sections tend to be covered in a couple inches of snow during the winter months.
Jan 28, 2018 near Truth o…, NM
Coming down the singletrack near the southern terminus of this segment.
Jan 26, 2018 near Truth o…, NM