32.5 miles
3,846 ft
-3,851 ft
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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South Boundary Trail Self-Served to Garcia Park is a 33 mile popular expert route located near Taos New Mexico. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 3,846 ft with a max elevation of 10,218 ft then descends -3,851 ft.
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More Stats for South Boundary Trail Self-Served to Garcia Park mountain bike route
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    6 hr 37 min
  • Altitude min
    7,051 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,170 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,165 ft
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  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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