20.2 miles
3,681 ft
-3,677 ft
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.

Detailed Description
Winsor Out and Back is a 20 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Santa Fe New Mexico. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 3,681 ft with a max elevation of 10,297 ft then descends -3,677 ft.
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
agroman2001 (Jul 25, 2022 at 7:01)
Trail Lower Winsor
Found an ear bud at the bottom of the trail. Left it on the stone pillar at the trail head.
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agroman2001 (Jul 25, 2022 at 7:01)
Trail Lower Winsor
Found an ear bud at the bottom of the trail. Left it on the stone pillar at the trail head.


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    Out & Back
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More Stats for Winsor Out and Back mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,978 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,979 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,982 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Lower Winsor
Sep 11, 2022 @ 1:10pm
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Lower Winsor (South)
Jul 17, 2022 @ 2:36pm
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Jun 26, 2022 @ 7:11am
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Lower Big Tesuque
Jun 26, 2022 @ 7:11am
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