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Manzanita Mountains Trail System

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Recommended Routes in Manzanita Mountains Trail System - 6

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Favorite Riding off small drop off
Difficult

Tunnel, Otero, West Figure 8

9.4 mi 15.2 km 1,175' Up 358.28 m Up 1,187' Down 361.83 m Down

Carnuel, NM
Favorite Some challenging climbs.
Intermediate/Difficult

Coyote/Chamisoso Loop

11.2 mi 18.1 km 1,177' Up 358.75 m Up 1,182' Down 360.14 m Down

Carnuel, NM
Favorite Sandías in the background
Intermediate

12 Hours of Albuquerque Race Course

12.1 mi 19.4 km 1,112' Up 339.04 m Up 1,109' Down 337.98 m Down

Pondero…, NM
Favorite Some challenging climbs.
Difficult

Manzano Monster Loop

27.2 mi 43.8 km 2,938' Up 895.63 m Up 2,936' Down 894.9 m Down

Carnuel, NM
Favorite On trail wildlife. I saw an interesting looking rock that suddenly started to move, turns out it was this little guy. Horny toad.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mahogany and Gamble Extended Combo

12.3 mi 19.8 km 1,159' Up 353.2 m Up 1,157' Down 352.65 m Down

Pondero…, NM
Favorite Some challenging climbs.
Difficult

North Cedro Singletrack

17.9 mi 28.7 km 2,134' Up 650.51 m Up 2,133' Down 650.28 m Down

Carnuel, NM

Manzanita Mountains Trail System Biking

  • 172 Miles 277 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 37 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 10 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Manzanita Mountains Trail System - 45

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1.7 mi 2.7 km #1Otero Canyon
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM 23 
5.3 mi 8.5 km #2Coyote Trail (Trail 5619)
Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM 11 
1.4 mi 2.2 km #3Three Bottles
Difficult
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Difficult
Ponderosa Pine, NM 10 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #4Drop In
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
1.9 mi 3.0 km #5Pokerchip South
Intermediate/Difficult
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Ponderosa Pine, NM
2.6 mi 4.1 km #6Birdhouse Ridge
Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM 12 
1.7 mi 2.8 km #7Lone Pine Trail #05628
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
0.4 mi 0.7 km #8ATV Bypass Trail
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
3.8 mi 6.1 km #9Juan Tomas Open Space
Easy/Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Easy/Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM 12 
2.2 mi 3.6 km #10Southern Crossing
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM

Photos of Manzanita Mountains Trail System - 115

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Some challenging climbs.
Oct 12, 2016 near Sandia…, NM
Southern crossing in the fall. Awesome trail.
Oct 22, 2016 near Pondero…, NM
Sandías in the background
May 15, 2015 near Pondero…, NM
Riding off small drop off
Jan 3, 2018 near Pondero…, NM
Somewhere between rolling it and sending it!
Jul 10, 2017 near Pondero…, NM
Rocky challenges on FS Rd 106
Apr 6, 2013 near Pondero…, NM
Rock ledges galore await you on Birdhouse Ridge which is best ridden downhill.
Sep 8, 2016 near Carnuel, NM
There are some pretty nice drops on the black diamond trail of Three Bottles.
Sep 8, 2016 near Pondero…, NM