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Recommended Routes in Central New Mexico - 18

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Favorite Minerals oozing out of the springs at White Mesa New Mexico
Intermediate/Difficult

White Ridge Trail System - Main Loop

8.4 mi 13.5 km 929' Up 283.25 m Up 927' Down 282.57 m Down

Jemez P…, NM
Favorite Riding below Sandia Peak
Intermediate

North Foothills, Elena Gallegos Main Loop

10.0 mi 16.1 km 875' Up 266.71 m Up 875' Down 266.66 m Down

Sandia…, NM
Favorite Quick ride before the monsoons roll over the Sandia Mountains. New Mexico
Intermediate

Figure Eight Mile Olio

8.6 mi 13.8 km 1,001' Up 305.12 m Up 1,001' Down 305.08 m Down

Placitas, NM
Favorite Riding off small drop off
Difficult

Tunnel, Otero, West Figure 8

9.4 mi 15.2 km 1,175' Up 358.28 m Up 1,187' Down 361.83 m Down

Carnuel, NM
Favorite Some challenging climbs.
Intermediate/Difficult

Coyote/Chamisoso Loop

11.2 mi 18.1 km 1,177' Up 358.75 m Up 1,182' Down 360.14 m Down

Carnuel, NM
Favorite Framed by trees rounding a switchback
Intermediate/Difficult

King of the Mountain, Golden Eagle Loop

12.0 mi 19.3 km 2,108' Up 642.45 m Up 2,122' Down 646.81 m Down

Sandia…, NM
Favorite Sandías in the background
Intermediate

12 Hours of Albuquerque Race Course

12.1 mi 19.4 km 1,112' Up 339.04 m Up 1,109' Down 337.98 m Down

Pondero…, NM
Favorite Corrales Bosque Trail - beautiful fall scenery.
Easy/Intermediate

Corrales Bosque

15.9 mi 25.6 km 72' Up 21.87 m Up 72' Down 21.88 m Down

Los Ran…, NM
Favorite Golden Open Space offers stellar singletrack with even better views.
Intermediate

Golden Open Space

11.0 mi 17.8 km 763' Up 232.42 m Up 762' Down 232.11 m Down

Placitas, NM

Central New Mexico Biking

  • 563 Miles 906 Kilometers of Trail
  • 18 Recommended Routes
  • 74 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 101 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 21 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central New Mexico - 177

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2.0 mi 3.3 km #1Bobsled
Intermediate
Placitas, NM
Intermediate
Placitas, NM 44 
3.4 mi 5.5 km #2Dragon's Back Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Jemez Pueblo, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Jemez Pueblo, NM 31 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #3Otero Canyon
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM 27 
5.3 mi 8.5 km #4Coyote Trail (Trail 5619)
Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Carnuel, NM 13 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #5Madera Locura Trail #220
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Knolls, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Knolls, NM
1.6 mi 2.6 km #6High Voltage
Intermediate/Difficult
Placitas, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Placitas, NM 12 
3.8 mi 6.1 km #7Juan Tomas Open Space
Easy/Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Easy/Intermediate
Ponderosa Pine, NM 16 
6.2 mi 10.0 km #8Trail 365 - South
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM
Intermediate
Carnuel, NM 23 
1.4 mi 2.2 km #9Three Bottles
Difficult
Ponderosa Pine, NM
Difficult
Ponderosa Pine, NM 12 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #10Trail 230
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
Sandia Heights, NM 17 

Photos of Central New Mexico - 420

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Bobsled Trail descent has several humps and pumps.
Aug 22, 2016 near Placitas, NM
The Valley Trail is an easy pedal that skirts the western edge of the White Ridge Bike Trails.
Mar 30, 2015 near Jemez P…, NM
Susan Getting some air on the 6 Fattie
Aug 14, 2016 near Enchant…, NM
Launching on to Kobe's Cutoff
Apr 16, 2021 near Eldorad…, NM
Riding the rollers in the back of Brent's Bon Temp
Apr 16, 2021 near Eldorad…, NM
Take a look at the singletrack in Golden Open Space, NM.
Mar 19, 2017 near Placitas, NM
Minerals oozing out of the springs at White Mesa New Mexico
Aug 14, 2016 near Jemez P…, NM
The first exciting descent on Central Spine.
Mar 23, 2015 near Jemez P…, NM