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      The Río Grande del Norte National Monument includes almost 250,000 acres of public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The landscape is comprised of rugged, wide open plains at an average elevation of 7,000 feet, dotted by volcanic cones, and cut by steep canyons with rivers tucked away in their depths. The Río Grande carves an 800 foot deep gorge through layers of volcanic basalt flows and ash. Among the volcanic cones in the Monument, Ute Mountain is the highest, reaching to 10,093 feet.​
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      71
      Trails Mountain Bike
      69
      Trails E-Bike
      5
      Trails Horse
      5
      Trails Hike
      72
      Trails Trail Running
      71
      Total Distance
      280 miles
      Total Descent
      38,362 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,196 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      11,258 ft
      Reports
      280
      Photos
      113
      Ridden Counter
      917

      Popular Rio Grande del Norte National Monument Trails

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      South Boundary - Section 2
      Carson National Forest - Camino Real Ranger District
      El Nogal
      Carson National Forest - Camino Real Ranger District
      South Boundary Trail (Garcia Park to Forest Road 445)
      Carson National Forest - Camino Real Ranger District
      South Boundary - Section 1
      Carson National Forest - Camino Real Ranger District
      South Boundary Trail
      Carson National Forest - Camino Real Ranger District
      Mount Osha
      Carson National Forest - Camino Real Ranger District
      Rift Valley Trail
      Taos Valley Overlook Trails
      Ojitos
      Carson National Forest - Camino Real Ranger District
      Horsethief Mesa
      Arroyo Hondo
      Horsethief Mesa Trail Access from Transfer Station
      Arroyo Hondo
      Connector Trail - West
      Taos Valley Overlook Trails
      Talpa Traverse
      Carson National Forest - Camino Real Ranger District
      Connector Trail - East
      Taos Valley Overlook Trails
      Escarpment
      Taos Valley Overlook Trails
      Devisadero / Trail 108
      Carson National Forest - Camino Real Ranger District

      Mountain Bike Routes

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      South Boundary Trail Shuttle from FR76 to El Nogal
      Taos
      21 miles
      South Boundary Trail Self-Served Loop
      Carson National Forest - Camino Real Ranger District
      47 miles
      Rift Valley Trail
      Taos Valley Overlook Trails
      12 miles
      South Boundary Trail Self-Served to Garcia Park
      Carson National Forest - Camino Real Ranger District
      33 miles
      Ojitos to South Boundary Loop
      Taos
      11 miles
      South Boundary Trail - Heaven on Earth out-and-back
      Valle Escondido
      6 miles
      The Rift Valley trail DH(ish)
      Taos Valley Overlook Trails
      6 miles
      South Boundary Trail Shuttle from Garcia Park to El Nogal
      Carson National Forest - Camino Real Ranger District
      13 miles
      A Ride w a View - out-and-back
      Taos Valley Overlook Trails
      4 miles
      West Rim Trail ride
      Taos
      10 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      Past Week
      • 9 rides

      Photos of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument Mountain Bike

      40 |
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 2:12pm
      Jul 1, 2022
      39 |
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 1:37pm
      Nov 26, 2021
      19 |
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 7:37am
      Oct 24, 2021
      14 |
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 7:37am
      Oct 24, 2021
      23 |
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 7:37am
      Oct 24, 2021
      12 |
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 7:37am
      Oct 24, 2021
      93 |
      Jul 7, 2017 @ 4:43pm
      Jul 7, 2017
      96 |
      Jul 7, 2017 @ 4:42pm
      Jul 7, 2017

      Videos of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument Mountain Bike

      Macky Franklin | South Boundary Trail
      1:52 | 8990 | Nov 6, 2015
      Macky Franklin | El Nogal Trail
      trail: El Nogal
      1:07 | 2659 | Nov 6, 2015
      South Boundary Trail
      1:07 | 267 | Dec 31, 2012
      MTBing the Taos Overlook trails... Rift Valley
      9:26 | 138 | Oct 13, 2021 , Taos
      The Beautiful Taos Rift Valley Trail
      trail: Connector
      10:50 | 87 | Aug 9, 2021 , Taos
      South boundary Trail
      17:00 | 178 | Jul 18, 2020 , Taos
      South Boundary trail 2020
      17:00 | 416 | Jul 6, 2020 , Taos

      Recent Trail Reports

      National Scenic Trails & Official Routes

      Activity Feed

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      user #1679063BzomeraddreportDevisadero / Trail 108
      Nov 26, 2022 @ 8:14am
      Nov 26, 2022
      user #2518406rageifyriddentrailHorsethief Mesa
      Nov 9, 2022 @ 8:49am
      Nov 9, 2022
      user #1611273waynehallwishlisttrailHorsethief Mesa
      Nov 9, 2022 @ 6:38am
      Nov 9, 2022
      user #2391086HappySlapsaddreportHorsethief Mesa Trail Access from Transfer Station
      Nov 8, 2022 @ 11:15am
      Nov 8, 2022
      user #3010564HPerlfrIaddreportHorsethief Mesa
      Nov 2, 2022 @ 7:26am
      Nov 2, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #2221256TroxisreportRift Valley TrailThanks for the update. Bummer about the event...
      Oct 16, 2022 @ 1:55pm
      Oct 16, 2022
      user #2659864jobugogoreportHorsethief Mesa6/10/2022. No snow. Hot , rocky, toothy just...
      Jun 14, 2022 @ 12:15pm
      Jun 14, 2022
      user #1410671JasonTolivertrailSouth Boundary TrailTurqoise Tours is now Shuttle Taos. Same...
      Apr 25, 2022 @ 9:05pm
      Apr 25, 2022
      user #29487ev-dogtrailSouth Boundary TrailFirst mile and a half or so is forest road. ...
      Oct 20, 2021 @ 1:35am
      Oct 20, 2021
      user #29487ev-dogtrailSouth Boundary - Section 1Fun descent for sure, nice contrast from the...
      Oct 20, 2021 @ 1:30am
      Oct 20, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike69276 miles37,605 ft126 miles5,171 ft
      106280283,500
      E-Bike558 miles10,190 ft35 miles3,107 ft
      315619
      Horse529 miles3,999 ft17 miles3,166 ft
      53
      Hike72280 miles38,363 ft127 miles5,197 ft
      2811449
      Trail Running71280 miles38,363 ft127 miles5,197 ft
      42811156
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