7 miles
2,110 ft
-2,110 ft
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


  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Meadow Trail, Tessa's Trail, Gayway, Alamos Vista
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
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  • Direction
    One Direction
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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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,651 ft
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