14.4 miles
2,976 ft
-2,966 ft
2 miles
High Point

This route can be done in either direction. Either way there will be some hike-a-bike involved. The preferred direction involves climbing the West Chile trail, with excellent close up views of Shaggy Peak. Then you drop down into a beautiful valley and climb back to Trail #175. Then you have a stout climb up Trail #175 to the ridge. To add a "Stem" to the Chile Loop, you can continue up Trail #175 to the Glorieta Baldy fire tower. Otherwise, enjoy the fast descent down Secret to the Deer Trail and back to I-25 to complete the loop.

Detailed Description
Chile Loop is a 14 mile moderately popular expert route located near Santa Fe New Mexico. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 2,976 ft with a max elevation of 9,391 ft then descends -2,966 ft.
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Trails in Route

West Chile7 miles
Trail #1751 mile
Secret2 miles
Deer Trail4 miles


  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
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    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Chile Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 16 min
  • Altitude min
    7,063 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,088 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,096 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,174 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Jul 5, 2023 @ 12:39pm
Jul 5, 2023
Someone cleared all the down trees! Great work. Someone also cleared a bunch of chicken heads and cleaned up the deepest ruts. It’s in the best shape it has been in in probably 5 years.
Deer Trail
May 22, 2023 @ 7:43am
May 22, 2023
Trail #175
Aug 26, 2021 @ 5:11pm
Aug 26, 2021
All tress are now cleared from the forest road 79 all the way to baldy! Enjoy!
West Chile
Aug 6, 2021 @ 2:42pm
Aug 6, 2021
Cleared all the down trees yesterday. trail is good to go. full chili loop should be clear now. ENJOY!
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