12.1 miles
Distance
927 ft
Climb
-928 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Rift Valley trail at the Taos Valley Overlook trail network, beginning at the trailhead located at the end of County Road 110.

Detailed Description
Rift Valley Trail is a 12 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 3 trails. This route climbs 927 ft with a max elevation of 7,004 ft then descends -928 ft.
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Taos Mountain Bike Association (www.taosmtb.org)
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    89
More Stats for Rift Valley Trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,657 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,703 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,703 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -17.3%
  • Grade min
    32.9%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 3 (1 votes)
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  • Icy
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MTBing the Taos Overlook trails... Rift Valley
MTBing the Taos Overlook trails... Rift Valley
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Taos Rift Valley Trail
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Rift Valley Trail
May 3, 2022 @ 8:21pm
May 3, 2022
Dry and dusty. reporter
Connector Trail - West
Mar 14, 2022 @ 12:51pm
Mar 14, 2022
Mostly dry but very turbulent from equestrian usage while trails were muddy.
Escarpment
Dec 17, 2021 @ 2:18pm
Dec 17, 2021
Super great dirt and with snow, not icy at all even in subfreezing temps.
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