Ruta de Tres Cerros
ElevationAscent: 713' 217 m
Descent: -302' -92 m
High: 7,665' 2,336 m
Low: 7,072' 2,156 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)
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“This route goes across the northwest side of the Rio Grande in a remote yet surprisingly scenic high desert ride.”— DeArmond lopez
Take in the stunning cerros jutting out of the desert and all the strange geology happening around you. Explore Brushy Mountain and find the unique white sands pouring out of the south side.
This route begins at either Arroyo Hondo or on the west side of the John Dunn Bridge if you want to avoid pavement. From Arroyo Hondo, ride west on County Road B-007 and cross the John Dunn Bridge spanning the Rio Grande. Climb out of the Rio Grande and take the second right leading to several houses.
Once on this main road, stay on it for the duration of the ride. After 13 miles, you'll start to see Cerro Montoso to the left. Cerro Montoso has lots of bikepacking locations to explore and camp at. Keep going north on the main road until you see the other cerros coming out of the horizon.
Keep going straight until you get to Cerro Chiflo. From Cerro Chiflo, travel east along the north-facing side of the hill until you reach the Rio Grande Gorge opposite of Sheep's Crossing in Wild Rivers National Monument. Once you reach the end, make your way back or explore the countless other roads in the area. I recommend exploring Brushy Mountain to find the dry oasis on the south side of the mountain.
Land Manager: BLM New Mexico - Taos Field Office