Escape Adventures: New Mexico Rockies Singletrack

Escape Adventures: New Mexico Rockies Singletrack

Overview

Day 1-2: Meet in Santa Fe. Shuttle to Garcia Park and descend South Boundary Trail to Taos. Ride Magic Day 1-2: Meet in Santa Fe. Shuttle to Garcia Park; descend South Boundary Trail to Taos. Ride Magic Carpet and Divisadero Trail. Enjoy stroll through Taos.

Day 3-4: Ride Angel Fire trails using chair-lift access. Hitch an afternoon ride on Bob Barker Trail. Shuttle to Red River; ride the epic Lost Lake Trail. Stroll through Red River.
Day 5: Ride singletrack from Taos Ski Valley up to Frazer Peak, then back. Finish in Taos, shuttle back to Santa Fe.

Special Departures: Luxury Inns and Restaurants

New Mexico: a Cyclist’s Land of Enchantment.

Tucked way back into the broad in the shoulder New Mexico Rockies looms a mountain biker’s paradise, as exalted as a Buddhist monastery in The Himalaya. Still largely undiscovered in an all-knowing Data Age, some of the best trails in all the Western Hemisphere are also some of the least frequented, by virtue of their enviable isolation. Get ready to be floored by our mountain bike journey through New Mexico’s highest range country, more than 10,000-feet ASL (above sea level). Be one of the very few to drift over these majestic High Plains, past the heritage sites and redoubts of Aztec, Zuni and 1400-year old Pueblo culture, the archeological epicenter of the Southwest.

Our supremely exclusive New Mexico Rockies singletrack tour is headlined by a long-time local favorite, the South Boundary Trail. At the southern edge of The Rockies, we drop in at a rarefied 8600-ft., ascend to 11, 000, only to closeout in the charming, culturally rich community of Taos. Looking east, we take in the visually arresting Cimarron range, the scope and heft of its numerous 11,000-ft. peaks. Glancing south, where Utes once gathered to connect with Great Spirit, Franciscan Friars to Kit Carson found the light: the Angel Fire. Named for a dawn and dusk phenomenon, a splash of brilliant orange light created by the morning sun seems to dance across the tree covered slopes. Not unlike The Northern Lights, Angel Fire verges on the supernatural, a vision of the divine. Now fold that experience into buffed out trails that are unparalleled, truly world-class, the match of any from Patagonia to The Pacific Northwest.

Headed north, we transition from High Desert expanses to sweep over glorious alpine trails above the 500-acre Red River ski and mountain bike park. An unbelievable ride up to Lost Lake lends breathtaking views into Wheeler Peaks Wilderness. Our wrap-up ride rolls from the Northside Ski Resort to the summit of Frazer Mountain, among New Mexico’s highest points at 12, 200-ft.

Downtime is spiced by visits and warm interactions within the small communities between trailheads, melting pots of Old European ethnicities and Far West tribes. Superb New Mexican cuisine highlights every stop. Tailored to the seasoned mountain biker keen for something really different, this tour offers as much deep regional history as flavor, if not a totally off the beaten mountain bike map destination. No, it wouldn’t surprise us if you had the sacred Zia sun symbol tattooed on your ankle soon after.

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: Multi-day
Tour duration: 5 days
Fitness Level: High
Language(s): English
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Mobile Coverage: Limited
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
Phone Number: 1800 596 2953
Email: info@escapeadventures.com
Website: https://escapeadventures.com/tour/new-mexico-rockies-singletrack-mountain-bike-tour/
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