Questa - San Cristobal Loop
ElevationAscent: 2,801' 854 m
Descent: -2,803' -854 m
High: 8,653' 2,637 m
Low: 7,311' 2,228 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“This ride goes through an old burn area with amazing vistas of the Rio Grande and extremely satisfying downhill sections.”— DeArmond lopez
The entire ride has some of the best vistas of the Rio Grande rift basin and unique views of the neighboring communities which get very few visitors. Definitely a ride to add to the list of Taos-area epics.
Once at the top, you'll be rewarded with some of the best vistas of Questa in the area. Continue on the road for several more miles to get to the highest point of the ride.
From here, enjoy the fast and technical descent to Lama Road. Take Lama Road to the Lama Foundation premises. Instead of going to the foundation, continue straight on the road just south of the premises. The downhill section from Lama to San Cristobal is the highlight of the trail.
The four-mile downhill is fast and flowy in some parts with amazing vistas of the area for the entire duration. Once at the bottom of the road, you'll reach San Cristobal. If riding as a loop, take FS Road #493 back to Questa. This entire area provides excellent bikepacking opportunities in an unusual terrain.
Land Manager: USFS - Carson National Forest
Jun 18, 2019: Gurule Fire Update-June 19, 2019
Jun 18, 2019: Incendio de Gurule, 19 de junio de 2019