4.4 miles
328 ft
-343 ft
1 mile
High Point

Right at the Slide Trail Trailhead is an amazing view of the Rio Pueblo. Leaving the parking lot, make sure to hit the new section of trail, aptly name 'New Trail'. Eventually the views expand to include the Taos Junction Bridge at the confluence of the Rio Pueblo + the Rio Grande. There's always a chance to take in some Big Horn Sheep along the way from one of the many viewpoints along the gorge. After 4 miles, the trail intersects w the Klauer trail. This is a good turning around point. Heading back to the start, the trail takes on a whole new perspective and many more amazing views.

Detailed Description
A Ride w a View - out-and-back is a 4 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Taos New Mexico. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 328 ft with a max elevation of 6,838 ft then descends -343 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
More Stats for A Ride w a View - out-and-back mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 40 min
  • Altitude min
    6,666 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,703 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,690 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,520 ft
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