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West Rim Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.9 (11)

A scenic ride along the Rio Grande Gorge, and there are Big Horn Sheep!


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Map Key

10.1

Miles

16.3

KM

Doubletrack

6,989' 2,130 m

High

6,748' 2,057 m

Low

369' 112 m

Up

131' 40 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly Easy terrain, great views.

Description

This is a mostly flat trail with a few rock gardens and small hills. Occasional sand and loose rock, great for a Cross Bike which I took, or of course a MTB or fatty.

There is about 1.5 miles of singletrack at the end - follow the brown markers. There is ample parking at the rest area which has working water fountains and bathrooms. At the end of this trail there are two more trails, Petaca Point (4 miles, easy/moderate) and La Vista Verde (~1.5 miles, easy). I did not ride them this time....but they look fun!

Contacts

Shared By:

Butch O'Dowd with improvements by Shari Heier

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 11 votes

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  3.9 from 11 votes
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Trail Rankings

#181

in New Mexico

#8,121

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Photos

Along the West Rim Trail there's lots of side trails that lead to awesome views of the Rio Grande Gorge and Taos Range, and a few of the sparse trees to cool down in the shade on a hot day
Oct 8, 2017 near El Prado, NM
Great view of the Gorge.
Apr 9, 2015 near Ranchos…, NM
Big horn sheep!
Apr 9, 2015 near Ranchos…, NM

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May 15, 2020
Matthew Hodges
Jun 9, 2018
Jessica Whalen
went 3/4 down trail and turned around 8mi
May 30, 2018
Matt Howell
Kind of a grind but great views of the gorge 19.3mi
May 6, 2018
Sarah Beane
Nov 25, 2017
Lost Justpastnowhere
Jun 30, 2017
Steven Craig
May 31, 2017
cj du
May 16, 2017
Rebecca Meritz