North Boundary Trail #495
ElevationAscent: 1,246' 380 m
Descent: -1,503' -458 m
High: 9,289' 2,831 m
Low: 8,030' 2,448 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
Current trail conditions
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“Thrilling northern New Mexico "adventure" singletrack (read: goat path) and primitive logging roads.”— Wheel Rider
The trail follows old logging roads that contour near the boundary with the Taos Pueblo Reservation Land before connecting to a surprisingly fun, if challenging, singletrack that descends to the Devisadero Loop Trail #108.
There are no signs along the logging roads, and signs along the singletrack are few and far between. In particular, about five miles in, the trail disappears almost completely as it descends a hike-a-bike ridge that desperately needs switchbacks. After this section, there is a series of long switchbacks that are easy to follow (once you've reached them).
Although this is an official FS trail, it more resembles a goat track at times. Route-finding skills and a GPS are a must, keep the MTB Project mobile app handy for on-trail navigation. Bear, coyote and rumors of wolves abound.
Many ride this as an out-and-back from the backside of the Devisadero Loop Trail #108.
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Need to Know, Features, E-Bikes Allowed
Local Club: Taos Mountain Bike Association (TMBA)
May 27, 2019: Better Trails in June
May 9, 2019: The TMBA Stoker – May 2019 Newsletter
Land Manager: USFS - Carson National Forest
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