An Unforgettable Mountain Biking Adventure Awaits!

Riding through a high desert canyon on one of the best New Mexico Mountain biking trails

When it comes to finding the best New Mexico mountain biking trails, you have a lot to choose from, particularly when you’re staying with us at our Bed and Breakfast in New Mexico! Our location between Santa Fe and Taos allows you to experience the best of northern New Mexico from one convenient location. In fact, there are so many things to do in New Mexico that these New Mexico mountain biking trails are just the start of your adventures! 

Though northern New Mexico is a true outdoor lover’s paradise, it’s also the perfect destination for art enthusiasts, history buffs, an couples just seeking a relaxing escape from the ordinary. From exploring the exciting world of Taos to the north to immersing yourself in the breathtaking arts and cultural scene in Santa Fe to our south, there’s plenty to love about visits to northern New Mexico this summer. When you stay at our Bed and Breakfast in New Mexico, it’s all at your fingertips! 

Santa Fe is roughly 35 minutes to the south, while Taos is around an hour north. Whether you’re looking for cross-country trails, rugged mountain trails, downhill trails, or something in between, you’ll certainly find some fantastic New Mexico mountain biking trails within easy driving distance of our Inn. When you’re legs are too tired to continue, sink into the comfortable accommodations and restful atmosphere at our Bed and Breakfast in New Mexico. Book your room today!

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The Best New Mexico Mountain Biking Trails

There are so many fantastic things to do in northern New Mexico, but seeking out the best New Mexico Mountain biking trails has become an increasingly popular thing among visitors to this area. For avid mountain biking enthusiasts, the high deserts and mountains of northern New Mexico are truly a biking paradise. There are more and more trails being developed each year, too, turning this state into a truly world-class mountain biking destination. 

Among the few New Mexico mountain biking trails we’ve chosen to highlight below, you’ll find plenty of diversity in terms of the level of challenge and the type of terrain encountered. There is something for every biking enthusiast here. Many of these trails, with the exception of those in the highest elevations, are also easily accessible year-round. Though even those that get covered in snow can be ridden with fat tire bikes in the winter for a unique adventure! 

There are far more New Mexico mountain biking trails than we can cover here, but below, you’ll find a healthy list of our favorite biking trails to the south, in Santa Fe, and north in Taos.  

The 8 Best Bike Trails in Santa Fe

  1. If we had to choose just one New Mexico Mountain biking trail to feature, it’d be the Dale Ball Trail network. The Dale Ball Trails are not only the best bike trails in Santa Fe, but in all of northern New Mexico. This expansive network of trails can be accessed right from downtown Santa Fe, without having to drive to a trailhead, and opens up to 25 incredible miles of mountain biking through the scenic high deserts of Santa Fe.
  2. Another of the more popular bike trails in Santa Fe is Pajarito Mountain. These New Mexico mountain biking trails are lift-served and offer a sensational descent for the adrenaline junky in you. There are more than 30 trails to explore here, and the vertical drop you’ll experience is an astounding 1,200 feet. You’ll be grateful for the lift-served access! 
  3. If you’re looking for easier bike trails in Santa Fe, try the La Tierra trails. This network of bike trails in Santa Fe is also easily accessible from downtown Santa Fe and offers plenty of leisurely rides.
  4. Another great choice for easier rides in town is the Santa Fe Rail Trail. Like most rail trails, this one is relatively flat, but the gorgeous scenery is more than worth it!
  5. Ride through the scenic Santa Fe National Forest on the Winsor Trail, which has earned a reputation for being one of the more popular mountain bike trails in Santa Fe. It starts in the nearby village of Tesuque and ends at the Santa Fe Ski Basin. This trail also connects to the Chamisa Trail, another great spot for mountain biking in New Mexico. 
  6. For gorgeous views of Santa Fe, head to the Atalaya Mountain Trail, arguably one of the best-known New Mexico mountain biking trails in the Santa Fe area. 
  7. For more great views, head up to Aspen Vista.  The trail actually is on a dirt road, and it climbs 6 miles to the top of Ski Santa Fe.
  8. If big, fast downhill descents are on your mind, then you’ll love the trails at Glorieta Camps. These trails have hosted national championships in the past and will present you with a serious challenge.

7 Fantastic New Mexico Mountain Biking Trails Near Taos

  1. For epic views and big adventure, head to the South Boundary Trail. Aside from some of the bike trails in Santa Fe, the South Boundary Trail is easily one of the most popular New Mexico mountain biking trails to ride. It takes you on a magnificent journey across the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and offers some of the best views of northern New Mexico. 
  2. We also love the Ojito Canyon Trail, which affords riders access to the Chama River Canyon Wilderness and the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail for even more New Mexico Mountain biking adventures! 
  3. Head north to the Carson National Forest near Taos, and enjoy the beautiful Amole Canyon trail.
  4. If you want to gain enough elevation to enjoy breathtaking views of the Taos Valley, then don’t miss the Devisadero Peak trail in the Carson National Forest – a fantastic choice among New Mexico mountain biking trails! 
  5. For downhill New Mexico mountain biking trails that are lift-served, you’ll be right at home in the Taos Ski Valley at the Bike Park
  6. If you’re looking for an easier mountain biking adventure in the Taos area, head to the Rio Grande Gorge West Rim Trail.
  7. Another easier option in the area is the Rito de la Olla/Bernardin Lake trail, which takes you through some beautiful wildflower meadows.
After enjoying the best New Mexico Mountain Biking Trails, there's no better place to unwind than our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in New Mexico

Unwind at our Top-Rated Bed and Breakfast in New Mexico

While these incredible New Mexico mountain biking trails are great, that’s just the beginning of what’s waiting for you this summer in northern New Mexico. From one convenient location, our Bed and Breakfast in New Mexico offers exceptional access to these trails and so much more – including our own charming village of Chimayó, home to an extraordinary network of weavers and the historic Santuaro de Chimayó. 

More important than our location, though, is our hospitality. There’s nothing like it among Bed and Breakfasts in New Mexico. From the moment you arrive on our rural Bed and Breakfast in New Mexico, tucked away between the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains, you’ll see what brings our guests back year after year. 

We offer nine comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms, plenty of amenities, and warm, welcoming hospitality. A favorite guest amenity is our delicious breakfast, which is made from scratch each morning and served in our charming dining room or on our patio. It’s the perfect fuel for mountain biking and other adventures in the area. 

There’s a reason our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast is rated as one of the best places to stay in New Mexico. Book your room today and come see it for yourself!

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