20 miles
Distance
3,583 ft
Climb
-3,581 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

While many think of the Winsor as a shuttle or connector route, the classic route is a simple out and back that gets your heart rate up with a big reward at the end.

Starting at the Tesuque Creek trailhead, follow the Winsor trail straight up. The lower half crosses the creek many times before finally getting into a nice, undulating rhythm for a few miles.

You'll climb until you reach the Big Tesuque intersection, where you'll want to use that as your outbound climb. Eventually, you'll take a small connector to Pacheco Canyon Road (FR 102) before hoofing the last bit on pavement via Hyde Park Rd up to the lookout and the drop in at Norski.

Enjoy the chunky Upper Winsor section before crossing Pacheco Canyon road again and then hooting and hollering your way back down to where you began.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Winsor Out and Back mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,986 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,987 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,988 ft
  • Grade max
    -52.8%
  • Grade min
    37.9%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Lower Winsor
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 2:35pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      Lower Winsor (South)
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 2:35pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      Couple creek crossings
      Windsor Alt
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 2:35pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      Lower Big Tesuque
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 9:11pm
      Apr 28, 2020
      Fast & fun...
      Big Tesuque Connect
      Jul 18, 2019 @ 3:38pm
      Jul 18, 2019
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