10.0 miles
896 ft
-894 ft
1 mile
High Point

This route is one of our classics combining both sides of La Tierra and enjoying some of our favorite segments. The Figure 8 goes clockwise on the east side, then counterclockwise on the west side.

Starting at the La Cuchara (the white Unitarian church off the highway), you'll cross the arroyo and catch the first segment of singletrack as you climb up and past the waterline road that bisects La Tierra and continue towards Camino de los Montoyas.

Once you safely cross the road, you will begin what has been nicknamed by some the 'toilet bowl' and ride the loop clockwise, enjoying some rock, loose, and swoopy descents and mellow climbs.

Cross back across Camino de Los Montoyas the way you came, but now continue west as you make a large loop on the outer ridge trails of La Tierra proper.

The final highlights include the zigzag to connect to the 'Whoops" and finish on the Pirate Trail, two segments of rollercoaster-like features. Keep your eyes on the horizon for the church and you're home sweet home.

Detailed Description
La Tierra Figure 8 is a 16107 moderately popular intermediate route located near Santa Fe New Mexico. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 24 trails. This route climbs 273.1 with a max elevation of 2234 then descends -272.5.
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More Stats for La Tierra Figure 8 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,980 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,076 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,077 ft
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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