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Recommended Routes in Central New Mexico - 17

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Favorite Minerals oozing out of the springs at White Mesa New Mexico
Intermediate/Difficult

White Ridge Trail System - Main Loop

8.4 mi 13.5 km 929' Up 283.25 m Up 927' Down 282.57 m Down

Jemez P…, NM
Favorite The dreaded rock-slide feature is better taken with balanced power than all-out mashing.
Intermediate

North Foothills, Elena Gallegos Main Loop

10.0 mi 16.1 km 875' Up 266.71 m Up 875' Down 266.66 m Down

Sandia…, NM
Favorite Quick ride before the monsoons roll over the Sandia Mountains. New Mexico
Intermediate

Figure Eight Mile Olio

8.6 mi 13.8 km 1,001' Up 305.12 m Up 1,001' Down 305.08 m Down

Placitas, NM
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 A full value couple of hours of cool, grueling uphill, away from that valley heat. Dozens of these open flats provide a few moments of recovery between many more steep and loose hairpins.
Difficult

King of the Mountain, Golden Eagle Loop

12.0 mi 19.3 km 2,108' Up 642.45 m Up 2,122' Down 646.81 m Down

Sandia…, 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 Reaching the end of the original Golden Open Space Trail.
Intermediate

Intro to Golden Open Space

6.3 mi 10.1 km 545' Up 166.03 m Up 544' Down 165.73 m Down

Placitas, NM
Favorite Corrales Bosque Trail - beautiful fall scenery.
Easy/Intermediate

Corrales Bosque

15.9 mi 25.6 km 72' Up 21.87 m Up 72' Down 21.88 m Down

Los Ran…, NM

Central New Mexico Biking

  • 552 Miles 888 Kilometers of Trail
  • 17 Recommended Routes
  • 72 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 99 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 28 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central New Mexico - 181

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3.4 mi 5.5 km #1Dragon's Back Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Jemez Pueblo, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Jemez Pueblo, NM 31 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #2Bobsled
Intermediate
Placitas, NM
Intermediate
Placitas, NM 38 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #3Otero Canyon
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM 23 
5.3 mi 8.5 km #4Coyote Trail (Trail 5619)
Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM 11 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #5Madera Locura Trail #220
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Knolls, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Knolls, NM
0.2 mi 0.3 km #6The Scar
Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Difficult
Carnuel, NM
0.2 mi 0.2 km #7Poop Wash
Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Difficult
Carnuel, NM
0.3 mi 0.5 km #8Powerline
Very Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Very Difficult
Carnuel, NM
1.6 mi 2.6 km #9High Voltage
Intermediate/Difficult
Placitas, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Placitas, NM 11 
6.2 mi 10.0 km #10Trail 365 - South
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM 22 

Photos of Central New Mexico - 391

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Bobsled Trail descent has several humps and pumps.
Aug 22, 2016 near Placitas, NM
The Valley Trail is an easy pedal that skirts the western edge of the White Ridge Bike Trails.
Mar 30, 2015 near Jemez P…, NM
Susan Getting some air on the 6 Fattie
Aug 14, 2016 near Enchant…, NM
Launching on to Kobe's Cutoff
Apr 16, 2021 near Eldorad…, NM
Riding the rollers in the back of Brent's Bon Temp
Apr 16, 2021 near Eldorad…, NM
Minerals oozing out of the springs at White Mesa New Mexico
Aug 14, 2016 near Jemez P…, NM
Take a look at the singletrack in Golden Open Space, NM.
Mar 19, 2017 near Placitas, NM
Lizz getting some air under her wheels while descending Good Times at White Mesa.
Apr 1, 2018 near Jemez P…, NM