7 miles
Distance
2,110 ft
Climb
-2,110 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This is very high altitude, so the usual concerns exist. Likewise, in the summer months, storms can appear suddenly and there's very little cover.

Starting at the Aspen Vista trailhead and following the service road to Tesuque Peak, this route may be short in mileage, but high in physically as it is in altitude. You will ultimately peak out near 12,000' high above Santa Fe and the Rio Grande Valley with views well out to Mt. Taylor, the Sandia Mountains, and the Jemez.

Descending starts off the road down one of Ski Santa Fe's runs. It is steep, loose and rowdy.

Once you see the quad, pedal to the top and enjoy that second view before descending down Tessa's Trail aka Meadow Trail aka Alamos Vista Trail (yes, it has that many names). Tight, race course style descent through stands of aspens make this one of the most memorable, albeit short trails, in the Santa Fe area. Make lots of noise and be polite to hikers, as this tends to be quite popular later in the season.

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Trails in Route

Aspen Vista5 miles
Gayway4,098 ft
Alamos Vista1 miles

Details

  • AKA
    Meadow Trail, Tessa's Trail, Gayway, Alamos Vista
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Tesuque Peak Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    9,978 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,978 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,979 ft
  • Grade
    0.002%
  • Grade max
    -35.33%
  • Grade min
    38.226%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,651 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Alamos Vista
Oct 1, 2017 @ 2:06pm
Oct 1, 2017
Aspen Vista
May 29, 2017 @ 9:56am
May 29, 2017
Above the first lookout towards the quad there are a handful of snowfields that require hike a bike. They should be clear in about a week or two.
Gayway
May 29, 2017 @ 9:52am
May 29, 2017
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