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Trader's Trail

Easy

Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -281' -86 m
High: 7,000' 2,134 m
Low: 6,720' 2,048 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by J. Bella

An easy trail that's perfect for novice riders.

J. Bella

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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This is a heavily used trail by hikers and equestrians, so be courteous.

Description

The Trader's Trail is an old route leading from the Taos Valley Overlook Trail System's southeast trailhead along Hwy 68 to the far north end of the Rift Valley Trail, just above the confluence of the Rio Grande and Rio Pueblo gorges. This is one of the easiest trails in Taos, and is perfect for beginners or anyone transitioning from pavement to dirt.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Great views and interesting vegetation to someone from the Southeast
Aug 13, 2018 near Ranchos…, NM
Flood Plain Curves.
Mar 31, 2018 near Ranchos…, NM
Rift Valley Trail, sweet downhill section
Jul 31, 2018 near Ranchos…, NM
From the viewpoint, enjoy fantastic views looking SW toward the confluence of the Rio Grande and Rio Pueblo.
Mar 31, 2017 near Ranchos…, NM
Enjoying a warm November afternoon below the snowcapped peaks on the Floodplain Trail.
Nov 12, 2015 near Ranchos…, NM
Rio Grande vista along the Rift Valley Trail.
Jun 8, 2017 near Ranchos…, NM

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