13 miles
Distance
1,786 ft
Climb
-4,778 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Although this is a shuttle route, definitely bring a good amount of water and at least a snack as the climbs are quite steep. Also, please be polite and cautious of hikers.

Starting by shuttling to the top of the Winsor trail (Norski parking lot), this route follows down the famous Winsor trail and ends in town. Beginning on the upper Winsor which is fast, loose, and zig-zags through the forest, the route takes you across Pacheco Canyon road and continues on the middle Winsor past Borrego and Bear Wallow trails.

After a few miles of descending, wake up your lungs as you'll hang a left at the Chamisa Trail intersection (just past the large meadow) and climb the steep backside of the ridge. Once you reach the saddle of Chamisa, you need to continue right, following Saddleback trail, which climbs and descends along the ridge. Take in the view of downtown Santa Fe and Albuquerque from the final pitch on Saddleback and descend the loose and wild Sidewinder segment.

Hang a left onto the Juan Trail, which continues the fun descending down to the creek and Hyde Park road. At the bottom of the trail, make sure to continue to the road.

Follow right and climb 'Nuns Corner' on Hyde Park road up over the final rise, then descend a little bit before crossing the road to connect to Dale Ball Trails. If you miss the first entry, don't worry you can hop in at Cerros Colorados rd.

Cruise Dale Ball back into town and end on upper Cerro Gordo road which you can follow downhill back into town.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    7
More Stats for Winsor Special Selection mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,990 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,304 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,298 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,308 ft
  • Grade
    -4.279%
  • Grade max
    -48.059%
  • Grade min
    38.635%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,921 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Saddleback
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 4:17pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      Juan
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 4:15pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      A bit loose but great
      Windsor Alt
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 2:35pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      Dale Ball #12 - #13
      Jul 1, 2020 @ 3:43pm
      Jul 1, 2020
      Dale Ball #18 - #20
      Jul 1, 2020 @ 3:43pm
      Jul 1, 2020
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