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Recommended Routes in Southwestern New Mexico - 42

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Favorite Vista of Grindstone Lake near the apex of the climb.
Intermediate

Grindstone Lake Trail Extended

11.7 mi 18.9 km 1,158' Up 352.93 m Up 1,163' Down 354.5 m Down

Ruidoso, NM
Favorite Jim, showing us how you cross the Mimbres when it's frozen over.
Easy/Intermediate

Rio Mimbres Loop

22.5 mi 36.2 km 1,512' Up 460.94 m Up 1,511' Down 460.59 m Down

Santa C…, NM
Favorite The group is headed out to begin to tackle this beast of a ride.
Intermediate/Difficult

Red Rock to Tyrone Out-And-Back

13.3 mi 21.5 km 1,412' Up 430.38 m Up 1,411' Down 430.2 m Down

Silver…, NM
Favorite A beautiful bit of trail around Grindstone Lake.
Intermediate

12 Hours in the Wild West: 6 Hour Race Loop

6.8 mi 11.0 km 784' Up 238.98 m Up 737' Down 224.65 m Down

Ruidoso, NM
Favorite Nearing the forest road on the lower end of the Boyscout Camp Trail
Difficult

Signal Peak Challenge Beginner Loop

5.6 mi 9.1 km 664' Up 202.52 m Up 674' Down 205.38 m Down

Arenas…, NM
Favorite The plateau: flat but fun due to the many turns
Intermediate

Socorro Singletrack

8.4 mi 13.6 km 519' Up 158.18 m Up 517' Down 157.73 m Down

Socorro, NM
Favorite Almost 20 miles of suffering and the group is near the end of the ride. All riders are intact. Job well done on a tough ride!
Difficult

Little Cherry Creek to Sapillo Shuttle

20.3 mi 32.7 km 2,750' Up 838.2 m Up 3,140' Down 957.04 m Down

Arenas…, NM
Favorite The smoothest track I have ridden in Cloudcroft.
Intermediate/Difficult

High Altitude Big Eight

13.6 mi 21.8 km 2,042' Up 622.26 m Up 2,047' Down 623.79 m Down

La Luz, NM
Favorite Continuously excellent singletrack.
Difficult

Burnt Cabin Flats to Chloride

28.3 mi 45.6 km 1,794' Up 546.71 m Up 3,309' Down 1008.49 m Down

Faywood, NM

Southwestern New Mexico Biking

  • 1,705 Miles 2,745 Kilometers of Trail
  • 42 Recommended Routes
  • 82 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 138 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 66 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southwestern New Mexico - 244

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1.4 mi 2.2 km #1Cedar Creek Downhill Trail #120F
Difficult
Ruidoso, NM
Difficult
Ruidoso, NM 33 
5.8 mi 9.3 km #2Grindstone Lake Trail
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM 26 
3.4 mi 5.5 km #3Cedar Creek Trail #120E
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM 15 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #4Grindstone Ridge Connector
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate
Ruidoso, NM
6.0 mi 9.7 km #5La Maria Trail
Intermediate
Las Cruces, NM
Intermediate
Las Cruces, NM 25 
4.1 mi 6.5 km #6Little Cherry Creek Trail
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
2.2 mi 3.5 km #7T93 Perk Canyon Connector
Intermediate/Difficult
Ruidoso, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Ruidoso, NM
2.7 mi 4.4 km #8Deadman Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult
Silver City, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Silver City, NM
1.1 mi 1.8 km #9Cornell Ranch Trail #758
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
15.6 mi 25.1 km #10CDT: Burnt Cabin Flat to Chloride Canyon (NM Sec. 11)
Intermediate/Difficult
Truth or Consequences, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Truth or Consequences, NM

Photos of Southwestern New Mexico - 354

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End of another good day on the trail!
Jun 23, 2013 near Doña Ana, NM
Riders on the horizon
Jun 23, 2013 near Doña Ana, NM
Zach picks his way through the pinnacles.
Feb 16, 2017 near Faywood, NM
Sunset shredding!
Oct 25, 2018 near Doña Ana, NM
Get out to City of Rocks State Park and play among the rocks.
Feb 16, 2017 near Faywood, NM
Continuously excellent singletrack.
Nov 27, 2018 near Truth o…, NM
Ride between the huge boulders of volcanic tuff on the Hydra Trail near the campground before you climb to the top of Table Mountain.
Feb 14, 2017 near Faywood, NM
The downhill on the Dona Anna at sunset
Jun 23, 2013 near Doña Ana, NM