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Angel Fire Valley Scenic Trails Loop

Intermediate
 4.5 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fantastic loop that shows off the best of the scenic Angel Fire valley trails greenbelt.


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5.2

Miles

8.3

KM

90%

Singletrack

8,830' 2,691 m

High

8,423' 2,567 m

Low

527' 161 m

Up

527' 161 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Allowed

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Overview

If you are looking for a quick, fun, trail ride that is super easy to access...or take a quick trail ride break after a day at the AF bike park...this is the perfect ride!

This ride links together the Deer, Coyote, Bear, and Bobcat trails of the Angel Fire valley community greenbelt. This is a great beginner/intermediate ride through some super accessible scenic trails.

This is a great ride if you want an introduction to the trails in the area, or get in a quick XC workout. If you're visiting Angel Fire from a lower altitude location, this is also a great ride to take in some awesome trail scenery and find out if your legs and lungs are ready for other bigger rides in the area ;).

Parking and trail access are super easy, and the trails are maintained and marked very well.

Need to Know

Parking is free at the Lowe's parking lot. You'll see the occasional hiker / dog-walker. Please be friendly and let the locals know how much we appreciate them opening their community greenbelt to mountain bikers :)

Description

Park at the Lowe's grocery store parking lot on Hwy 434 and Angel Fire Road.

Just behind the Lowe's, you'll see the Deer trailhead with a very obvious trailhead stand and map board.

The ride is a complete, 5.5-mile loop that goes counterclockwise starting on Deer trail, to Coyote trail, to Bear trail, to Bobcat trail.

Start off heading up Deer trail for about one mile to the Coyote trail marker sign. Take the Coyote trail for about two miles to the Bear trail marker sign. Take Bear trail for about 1.5 miles to the Bobcat trail (run alongside Sierra Blanca Street). Take Bobcat trail for about one mile back to the Deer trailhead to complete the loop.

Deer trail and Bear trail are mostly 'open meadow singletrack' and suitable for beginners. Coyote trail is entirely singletrack and has some nice wood bridge, rock, root, and switchback features (best for intermediate riders and above). The ride is all ascending until the halfway point of Coyote, with the second half of the ride being entirely downhill or flat.

History & Background

These trails and greenbelt system are supported and made available by the local homeowners association.

Contacts

Shared By:

Donovan Acker

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 6 votes

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in Angel Fire

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  4.5 from 6 votes
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Photos

Bridge crossing a drainage on the Coyote trail.  Rider: Shari Heier.
Jul 1, 2017 near Angel Fire, NM
Don't underestimate the "valley trails" in Angel Fire - lots of fun to be had!
Jul 23, 2016 near Angel Fire, NM
Coyote Trail as it crosses Elk Meadow before dipping back into singletrack.
Jul 26, 2019 near Angel Fire, NM
Coyote Trail singletrack/
Jul 26, 2019 near Angel Fire, NM
Coyote Trail switchbacks ... fun for your legs!
Jul 26, 2019 near Angel Fire, NM
Angel Fire Valley trail system ... so much fun !
Jul 26, 2019 near Angel Fire, NM

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Jul 2, 2021
Morgan Holmes
Great ride today. It rained a bunch yesterday so today was great co dictions. Hero dirt!
May 9, 2021
Erica Owens
Perfect trail conditions. Mostly chill riding with a few random intermediate challenges. One fallen tree on Coyote. 7.1mi — 1h 03m
Apr 19, 2021
Danielle DeForest
Did a quick loop on my fat bike (new H Bar), just a couple snow/mud patches on Deer otherwise fun as usual and just a coyote and a handful of deer.
Oct 10, 2020
Ryan A
Jul 20, 2020
Kent Cawley
Jun 20, 2020
Jackie White
Angel Fire. Dogs off the leash
Aug 24, 2019
Jeremy Jensen
Jun 7, 2015
Brandon Vicenti