13 miles
Distance
1,404 ft
Climb
-4,127 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

South Boundary Trail Shuttle from Garcia Park to El Nogal. This is a fun shuttle if you don't have the time to do the full South Boundary Shuttle from Angel Fire to Taos.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    6
More Stats for South Boundary Trail Shuttle from Garcia Park to El Nogal mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,723 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,163 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,886 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,163 ft
  • Grade
    -4.074%
  • Grade max
    -39.483%
  • Grade min
    39.014%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,147 ft
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Trail transparency
      Drop outside Taos
      Drop outside Taos
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      Jul 26, 2016
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      Macky Franklin | South Boundary Trail
      Macky Franklin | South Boundary Trail
      1:52 | 8881 | comments: 2 | favs: 21
      Nov 6, 2015
      The South Boundary Trail is one of the best-known trails in Northern New Mexico. Passing through aspen groves, coniferous forest, rock and shale,...
      Macky Franklin | El Nogal Trail
      Macky Franklin | El Nogal Trail
      trail: El Nogal
      1:07 | 2566 | comments: 0 | favs: 5
      Nov 6, 2015
      The final section of the South Boundary Trail, El Nogal is loose, rocky, fast and tons of fun. Classic Taos riding. Music - "Fortune and...

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      El Nogal
      Oct 18, 2018 @ 5:57pm
      Oct 18, 2018
      Gnarly and awesome, beware of loose sections during wet and dry days. reporter
      South Boundary - Section 1
      Sep 13, 2018 @ 9:20am
      Sep 13, 2018
      1 down tree
      South Boundary - Section 2
      Sep 13, 2018 @ 9:20am
      Sep 13, 2018
      South Boundary Trail (Garcia Park to Forest Road 445)
      Sep 13, 2018 @ 9:20am
      Sep 13, 2018
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