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Recommended Routes in Southwestern New Mexico - 42

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Favorite Trail runs along western ridge with expansive views of the Rio Grande valley
Intermediate

Quebradas - Cerrillos Del Coyote

9.3 mi 15.0 km 745' Up 227.12 m Up 748' Down 227.89 m Down

Socorro, NM
Favorite Passing bikes down the granite slot canyon. It helps to have a friend!
Intermediate/Difficult

Quebradas - Barite Mine & Box Canyon Loop

4.5 mi 7.3 km 410' Up 124.91 m Up 416' Down 126.86 m Down

Socorro, NM
Favorite Vista of Grindstone Lake near the apex of the climb.
Intermediate/Difficult

12 Hours in the Wild West

11.9 mi 19.2 km 1,260' Up 384.09 m Up 1,216' Down 370.57 m Down

Ruidoso, NM
Favorite A beautiful bit of trail around Grindstone Lake.
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 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 Attempting to head back to Little Walnut before heavy monsoon rains hit the area.
Intermediate

Taco Tuesday

20.4 mi 32.9 km 1,521' Up 463.73 m Up 1,521' Down 463.67 m Down

Silver…, NM
Favorite Apache petroglyphs off the side of the road on nearby rock walls. These have been dated to the 1500’s. This is known because a horse is depicted, indicating a culture that was post Spanish contact.
Intermediate

Hembrillo Canyon

16.3 mi 26.2 km 1,144' Up 348.58 m Up 1,144' Down 348.54 m Down

Holloma…, NM
Favorite Access road section.
Very Difficult

Rim By Another Way: Big Cardio, Big Downhill

10.9 mi 17.5 km 2,373' Up 723.3 m Up 2,373' Down 723.21 m Down

Alamogordo, NM
Favorite Jim, showing us how you cross the Mimbres when it's frozen over.
Easy/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

Southwestern New Mexico Biking

  • 1,723 Miles 2,772 Kilometers of Trail
  • 42 Recommended Routes
  • 70 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 172 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 87 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southwestern New Mexico - 287

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2.8 mi 4.5 km #1Quebradas La Madre Trail
Intermediate
Socorro, NM
Intermediate
Socorro, NM
1.6 mi 2.5 km #2Quebradas West Moto Trail
Difficult
Socorro, NM
Difficult
Socorro, NM
3.7 mi 6.0 km #3Quebradas Cerrillos del Coyote Widetrack
Intermediate
Socorro, NM
Intermediate
Socorro, NM
2.6 mi 4.2 km #4Quebradas Hogback Trail
Intermediate
Socorro, NM
Intermediate
Socorro, NM
0.4 mi 0.6 km #5Quebradas La Madre East
Difficult
Socorro, NM
Difficult
Socorro, NM
0.9 mi 1.5 km #6Arroyo Tinajas
Intermediate/Difficult
Socorro, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Socorro, NM
3.1 mi 5.0 km #7Alamo Peak Trail #109
Difficult
Alamogordo, NM
Difficult
Alamogordo, NM
1.7 mi 2.7 km #8Atkinson Field Trail #111
Difficult
Alamogordo, NM
Difficult
Alamogordo, NM
1.7 mi 2.7 km #9FS Road #5579
Difficult
Alamogordo, NM
Difficult
Alamogordo, NM
3.4 mi 5.4 km #10Tumbleweed Trail
Intermediate
Alamogordo, NM
Intermediate
Alamogordo, NM

Photos of Southwestern New Mexico - 356

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The downhill on the Dona Anna at sunset
Jun 23, 2013 near Doña Ana, NM
Riders on the horizon
Jun 23, 2013 near Doña Ana, NM
End of another good day on the trail!
Jun 23, 2013 near Doña Ana, NM
Ride between the huge boulders of volcanic tuff on the Hydra Trail near the campground before you climb to the top of Table Mountain.
Feb 14, 2017 near Faywood, NM
Zach picks his way through the pinnacles.
Feb 16, 2017 near Faywood, NM
Get out to City of Rocks State Park and play among the rocks.
Feb 16, 2017 near Faywood, NM
Sunset shredding!
Oct 25, 2018 near Doña Ana, NM
Continuously excellent singletrack.
Nov 27, 2018 near Truth o…, NM