33 miles
Distance
3,846 ft
Climb
-3,851 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This route starts at or near the El Nogal trailhead and cuts through the nearby neighborhood (Talpa Traverse is also an option) to connect to FR 437. This is an ideal XC route that should take you half the day to complete.

Climbing FR 437 is fairly moderate with ample water along the route and fishing opportunities. Eventually, you will hang a hard left and climb to Garcia Park along a steep forest road. Once in Garcia Park, you will connect to the South Boundary trail and follow it until you reach your starting point.

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More Stats for South Boundary Trail Self-Served to Garcia Park mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    7,051 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,170 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,165 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -97.3%
  • Grade min
    35.7%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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      The South Boundary Trail is one of the best-known trails in Northern New Mexico. Passing through aspen groves, coniferous forest, rock and shale,...

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