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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 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
Favorite End of another good day on the trail!
Intermediate/Difficult

Rabbit Run Loop

8.8 mi 14.2 km 787' Up 239.87 m Up 787' Down 239.87 m Down

Doña Ana, 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 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 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 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 Continuously excellent singletrack.
Difficult

Burnt Cabin Flats to Chloride

28.3 mi 45.6 km 1,794' Up 546.71 m Up 3,309' Down 1008.49 m Down

Faywood, 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

Southwestern New Mexico Biking

  • 1,614 Miles 2,597 Kilometers of Trail
  • 39 Recommended Routes
  • 72 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 126 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 60 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southwestern New Mexico - 219

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1.4 mi 2.2 km #1Cedar Creek Downhill Trail #120F
Difficult
Ruidoso, NM
Difficult
Ruidoso, NM 26 
5.8 mi 9.3 km #2Grindstone Lake Trail
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM 25 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #3Grindstone Ridge Connector
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
6.0 mi 9.7 km #4La Maria Trail
Intermediate
Las Cruces, NM
Intermediate
Las Cruces, NM 24 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #5T93 Perk Canyon Connector
Intermediate/Difficult
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Ruidoso, NM
4.1 mi 6.5 km #6Little Cherry Creek Trail
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
2.7 mi 4.4 km #7Deadman Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult
Silver City, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Silver City, NM
3.4 mi 5.5 km #8Cedar Creek Trail #120E
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM 13 
15.6 mi 25.1 km #9CDT: Burnt Cabin Flat to Chloride Canyon (NM Sec. 11)
Intermediate/Difficult
Truth or Consequences, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Truth or Consequences, NM
0.1 mi 0.1 km #10The Rampage Line
Very Difficult
Doña Ana, NM
Very Difficult
Doña Ana, NM

Photos of Southwestern New Mexico - 341

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End of another good day on the trail!
Jun 23, 2013 near Doña Ana, NM
Riders on the horizon
Jun 23, 2013 near Doña Ana, NM
Zach picks his way through the pinnacles.
Feb 16, 2017 near Faywood, 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
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
The downhill on the Dona Anna at sunset
Jun 23, 2013 near Doña Ana, NM