28 miles
Distance
3,421 ft
Climb
-2,343 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This ride takes place in one of Northern New Mexico's hidden gems. The Valle Vidal is a remote valley teeming with elk, antelope, bobcats, cows, eagles and much more. Amazing fishing and dispersed camping as well. The ride begins at the cemetery in Amalia then goes thru the community to reach the Valle Vidal limits. From the Valle vidal continue on the main road until you get to Comanche point. Take a right at Comanche point then stay on this road for several miles. At the next fork continue right near the rocky outcrops. stay on this road until you see the abandoned lodge on the left. Take the overgrown trail past the lodge heading east to get to the valley floor. Navigate the overgrown trail to ascend back to the main road. Once at the top of the pass go left then begin your screaming descent back to the main road. From there just head back to the cemetery to finish the ride.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat, Gravel
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Valle Vidal Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    1,078 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,082 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,168 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,246 ft
  • Grade
    0.738%
  • Grade max
    -30.547%
  • Grade min
    28.765%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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