34.9 miles
Distance
7,468 ft
Climb
-7,538 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point
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The Big Mountain Enduro 2019 season opener will kick off in Santa Fe, NM with a two-day backcountry race entailing upwards of 7’000 feet of long rocky descents throughout the weekend. Racers can expect 3 stages per day on some of the most unique and raw terrain in New Mexico.

Amongst this venue, BME will offer its standard world-class Enduro racing with an added weekend Adventure Festival taking place at Glorieta Camps. Official practice will start on Thursday and course maps will be released on Wednesday evening. Expect fun and entertainment all weekend long for the entire family to enjoy, along with the great trails and good vibes that BME events have become known for. On-site camping and lodging is also available for athletes and industry sponsors.

No tech support will be offered while out on course (only in pit area), but plan for well-stocked aid stations containing food and hydration to keep riders fueled during each race day. The BME sponsor and vendor village will be located inside Glorieta Camps next to the red barn, where the pre and post-race excitement will unfold. Here we will have full tech support provided by Maxxis, Shimano, FOX and Smart Cycling Service, as well as a deejay, vendors, food, beer garden, media buzz, massage services and the camaraderie and camping atmosphere that this event is historically known for.

Detailed Description
Big Mountain Enduro - Santa Fe 2019 Final is a 35 mile expert race route located near Santa Fe New Mexico. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 41 trails. This route climbs 7,468 ft with a max elevation of 10,168 ft then descends -7,538 ft.
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31 Reviews & Comments

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Ruchell (Apr 26, 2022 at 14:14)
Trail Secret
Great descent after hiking up to the lookout tower via Broken Arrow trail. Live it!
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Ruchell (Apr 26, 2022 at 14:14)
Trail Secret
Great descent after hiking up to the lookout tower via Broken Arrow trail. Live it!
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aldousfilcher (Mar 10, 2022 at 20:12)
Trail 30 Acre
V fun. V flowy
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aldousfilcher (Mar 10, 2022 at 20:12)
Trail 30 Acre
V fun. V flowy
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misterjohn123 (Dec 22, 2021 at 16:32)
Trail Jagged Axe
adding my notes here since the comments are pretty sparse. i’m an intermediate/advanced rider and had some concerns this trail would be outside my abilities. have ridden this, i agree with the black rating. features are either crazy or mandatory, but not both. if you’re riding black trails regularly, everything is ridable or has a b line. this trail also feel significantly steeper and more sustained than chili dog. expect to be on your brakes the entire time and all the challenging features happen while going downhill. if you like steeps id recommend this over chili dog, but the climb is a bit longer
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misterjohn123 (Dec 22, 2021 at 16:32)
Trail Jagged Axe
adding my notes here since the comments are pretty sparse. i’m an intermediate/advanced rider and had some concerns this trail would be outside my abilities. have ridden this, i agree with the black rating. features are either crazy or mandatory, but not both. if you’re riding black trails regularly, everything is ridable or has a b line. this trail also feel significantly steeper and more sustained than chili dog. expect to be on your brakes the entire time and all the challenging features happen while going downhill. if you like steeps id recommend this over chili dog, but the climb is a bit longer
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misterjohn123 (Dec 22, 2021 at 16:26)
Trail Chili Dog
rode it blind and struggled to get a good flow on this trail. there are a ton of technical features but for me it felt like i was pedaling or going through rock gardens at low speed. ymmv, maybe a bigger bike or better rider could get better flow here. still fun and very tricky, lots of spots to “thread the needle”.
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misterjohn123 (Dec 22, 2021 at 16:26)
Trail Chili Dog
rode it blind and struggled to get a good flow on this trail. there are a ton of technical features but for me it felt like i was pedaling or going through rock gardens at low speed. ymmv, maybe a bigger bike or better rider could get better flow here. still fun and very tricky, lots of spots to “thread the needle”.
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DavideIyNw (Aug 29, 2021 at 8:14)
Trail Secret
Not worth the ride up
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DavideIyNw (Aug 29, 2021 at 8:14)
Trail Secret
Not worth the ride up
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SaudiMike (Aug 8, 2021 at 18:41)
Fabulous trail. Great upkeep of the trails. There is a trail or two for all abilities.
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SaudiMike (Aug 8, 2021 at 18:41)
Fabulous trail. Great upkeep of the trails. There is a trail or two for all abilities.
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SaudiMike (Aug 8, 2021 at 18:41)
Fabulous trail. Great upkeep of the trails. There is a trail or two for all abilities.
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SaudiMike (Aug 8, 2021 at 18:41)
Fabulous trail. Great upkeep of the trails. There is a trail or two for all abilities.
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SaudiMike (Aug 8, 2021 at 18:41)
Fabulous trail. Great upkeep of the trails. There is a trail or two for all abilities.
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SaudiMike (Aug 8, 2021 at 18:41)
Fabulous trail. Great upkeep of the trails. There is a trail or two for all abilities.
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SaudiMike (Aug 8, 2021 at 18:41)
Fabulous trail. Great upkeep of the trails. There is a trail or two for all abilities.
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SaudiMike (Aug 8, 2021 at 18:41)
Fabulous trail. Great upkeep of the trails. There is a trail or two for all abilities.
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SaudiMike (Aug 8, 2021 at 18:41)
Fabulous trail. Great upkeep of the trails. There is a trail or two for all abilities.
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zinexo (Jun 1, 2021 at 13:33)
Trail Jagged Axe
IMO this should be a double black. Lots of mando drops and troughs that a bunch of speed is needed for.
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zinexo (Jun 1, 2021 at 13:33)
Trail Jagged Axe
IMO this should be a double black. Lots of mando drops and troughs that a bunch of speed is needed for.
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brahhh (Nov 13, 2020 at 20:36)
Trail Chili Dog
IMO, this is one of the best DH trails in Santa Fe. It has a great mix of tech, chunk, steepness, rock slabs, and flow to make it the perfect DH trail. Worth the Snack Pack climb 100%
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brahhh (Nov 13, 2020 at 20:36)
Trail Chili Dog
IMO, this is one of the best DH trails in Santa Fe. It has a great mix of tech, chunk, steepness, rock slabs, and flow to make it the perfect DH trail. Worth the Snack Pack climb 100%
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4theadventure (Aug 16, 2020 at 13:28)
Trail Ruiz Canyon
Fun trail with a little bit glow.
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marcus69 (Nov 5, 2019 at 17:41)
Trail Broken Arrow
Ni fun, doesn't worse the climb
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marcus69 (Nov 5, 2019 at 17:39)
Trail Secret
No fun and doesn't worse the climb up
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marcus69 (Nov 5, 2019 at 17:39)
Trail Secret
No fun and doesn't worse the climb up
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ianwcarlson (Nov 1, 2019 at 14:19)
Trail BA Grunt
This trial appears to be an old jeep road that has been washed out by weather and entropy. The ground is full of roots, rocks, and pine needles in various sections. There were several down trees but most of them were small and didn't require a dismount. The upper half of the trail is a slog. You'll be pushing your bike for a while, but there's really nice scenery along the way.
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ianwcarlson (Nov 1, 2019 at 14:19)
Trail BA Grunt
This trial appears to be an old jeep road that has been washed out by weather and entropy. The ground is full of roots, rocks, and pine needles in various sections. There were several down trees but most of them were small and didn't require a dismount. The upper half of the trail is a slog. You'll be pushing your bike for a while, but there's really nice scenery along the way.
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JCampo (May 24, 2019 at 4:12)
Looking forward to it! Looks burly!
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transierranorte (May 22, 2019 at 19:18)
Looks like a rad course! ????
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Route Sections

1 Transfer Stage 1 - Glorieta Canyon - Ghost Town
  • 6 miles distance
  • 2,921 ft climb
  • -398 ft descent
2 Stage 1 - Secret
  • 4 miles distance
  • 116 ft climb
  • -2,434 ft descent
3 Transfer Stage 2 - Ruiz Road - Green Loop - Jagged Axe Climb
  • 4 miles distance
  • 987 ft climb
  • -472 ft descent
4 Stage 2 - Janker DH/Winsor Trail
  • 3,185 ft distance
  • 8 ft climb
  • -538 ft descent
5 Transfer Stage 3 - Jagged Axe Climb
  • 2 miles distance
  • 667 ft climb
  • -189 ft descent
6 Stage 3 - Jagged Axe
  • 1 mile distance
  • 13 ft climb
  • -720 ft descent
7 Transfer Back to Sponsors Village
  • 1 mile distance
  • 223 ft climb
  • -117 ft descent
8 Transfer Stage 4 - Green Trail - Ruiz Road - 30 Acre - BA Grunt
  • 4 miles distance
  • 1,643 ft climb
  • -132 ft descent
9 Stage 4 - Broken Arrow - Tree House
  • 4 miles distance
  • 99 ft climb
  • -1,562 ft descent
10 Transfer Stage 5 - Green Trail - Ruiz Road - BA Grunt
  • 3 miles distance
  • 796 ft climb
  • -167 ft descent
11 Stage 5 - 30 Acre - Ruiz Canyon
  • 1 mile distance
  • 42 ft climb
  • -622 ft descent
12 Transfer Stage 6 - Green Trail - Snack Pack
  • 2 miles distance
  • 833 ft climb
  • -125 ft descent
13 Stage 6 - Chili Dog
  • 1 mile distance
  • 14 ft climb
  • -753 ft descent

Details

  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday May 25, 2019
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    BME Santa Fe 2019
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • eBike Allowed
More Stats for Big Mountain Enduro - Santa Fe 2019 Final mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -71 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,478 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,603 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,533 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -67.7%
  • Grade min
    96.4%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Jagged Axe / Glorieta, NM / MTB
Jagged Axe / Glorieta, NM / MTB
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Jan 24, 2022
Glorieta slot canyon face f*ck
Glorieta slot canyon face f*ck
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This slot canyon at the top of Jagged Axe is notoriously tricky. Met this guy on the trails, should have persuaded him against trying it after...

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Jagged Axe
Nov 26, 2022 @ 2:15am
Nov 26, 2022
Snack Pack
Nov 2, 2022 @ 1:38am
Nov 2, 2022
great trail conditions -- dry and fast, not hero dirt, but also not dusty and loose. Get there soon before it's snowed in or muddy
Baptist Bypass
Nov 2, 2022 @ 1:38am
Nov 2, 2022
great trail conditions -- dry and fast, not hero dirt, but also not dusty and loose. Get there soon before it's snowed in or muddy
Treehouse
Nov 2, 2022 @ 1:38am
Nov 2, 2022
great trail conditions -- dry and fast, not hero dirt, but also not dusty and loose. Get there soon before it's snowed in or muddy
Ghost Town
Sep 29, 2022 @ 1:15pm
Sep 29, 2022
Cleared all the downed trees on ghost town trail. Enjoy!
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