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Taos Mesa Brewing - Handcrafted beer brewed fresh in Taos, New Mexico.

Recommended Routes in Taos - 8

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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 Along the singletrack in the evening
Intermediate

Talpa Traverse (from El Nogal)

9.9 mi 15.9 km 1,066' Up 324.95 m Up 1,063' Down 324.03 m Down

Taos, NM
Favorite Overlooking Taos!!
Difficult

Ojitos to El Nogal Loop ("Ojelno Loop")

11.3 mi 18.2 km 2,173' Up 662.43 m Up 2,173' Down 662.19 m Down

Taos, NM
Favorite Three more miles to the top of the climb.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mondragon Loop

15.0 mi 24.2 km 2,428' Up 740.19 m Up 2,430' Down 740.79 m Down

Ranchos…, NM
Favorite Near the top of the climb ~ 9500 ft.
Intermediate

Capulin Loop

10.4 mi 16.7 km 1,991' Up 606.88 m Up 1,989' Down 606.32 m Down

Taos, NM
Favorite Devisadero Loop Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Taos Vortex

15.2 mi 24.4 km 1,927' Up 587.47 m Up 1,928' Down 587.67 m Down

Taos, NM
Favorite Fall on the South Boundary Trail
Difficult

South Boundary: 70 to Juan (Short Shuttle)

29.3 mi 47.1 km 3,690' Up 1124.85 m Up 4,965' Down 1513.47 m Down

Angel Fire, NM
Favorite Near the beginning of trail.
Intermediate

Blue Corn Route

2.1 mi 3.4 km 9' Up 2.76 m Up 795' Down 242.23 m Down

Taos Sk…, NM

Taos Biking

  • 244 Miles 393 Kilometers of Trail
  • 8 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 42 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 12 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Taos - 55

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5.0 mi 8.1 km #1Devisadero Loop Trail #108
Difficult
Taos, NM
Difficult
Taos, NM 11 
6.9 mi 11.2 km #2Ojitos Trail #166
Intermediate/Difficult
Ranchos de Taos, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Ranchos de Taos, NM 13 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #3El Nogal Trail #181
Easy/Intermediate
Taos, NM
Easy/Intermediate
Taos, NM
3.1 mi 5.1 km #4Talpa Traverse Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Taos, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Taos, NM 10 
9.8 mi 15.8 km #5North Boundary Trail #495
Difficult
Taos, NM
Difficult
Taos, NM
1.0 mi 1.6 km #6Capulin Road Extension
Intermediate
Taos, NM
Intermediate
Taos, NM
6.2 mi 9.9 km #7Trail #18 - Rancho de Rio Grande
Intermediate
Ranchos de Taos, NM
Intermediate
Ranchos de Taos, NM
2.8 mi 4.5 km #8Shadow Mountain Road (Capulin FSR #10)
Intermediate/Difficult
Taos, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Taos, NM
4.9 mi 7.9 km #9Capulin Trail #494
Intermediate/Difficult
Taos, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Taos, NM
1.1 mi 1.8 km #10Turkey Springs Road
Very Difficult
Arroyo Seco, NM
Very Difficult
Arroyo Seco, NM

Photos of Taos - 113

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Lost Lake
Aug 2, 2015 near Red River, NM
Steep slope traverse
Aug 2, 2015 near Red River, NM
Descending one of the rock outcrops along the Lost Lake Trail
Aug 2, 2015 near Red River, NM
There's some interesting places to ride around Taos!  Riding around Arroyo Hondo the other day I came across this sculpture that seems to pay homage to mountain biking's roots; rigid steel frames, beer, and fun!  This was right by a road so I'm guessing an avid rider and artist lives nearby.
Aug 12, 2015 near Arroyo…, NM
Looking toward the mountains south of Wheeler Peak.
Jul 18, 2016 near Red River, NM
Rebecca riding middle fork trail/forest road #487 to lost lake. Red River, New Mexico 8/10/16
Aug 14, 2016 near Red River, NM
South Boundary singletrack.
Aug 12, 2017 near Angel Fire, NM
Fall on the South Boundary Trail
Nov 9, 2018 near Ranchos…, NM