4 miles
Distance
419 ft
Climb
-426 ft
Descent
1 miles
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.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for A Ride w a View - out-and-back mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,679 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,701 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,694 ft
  • Grade
    -0.031%
  • Grade max
    -26.13%
  • Grade min
    35.878%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,008 ft
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