37 miles
5,168 ft
-6,703 ft
2 miles
High Point

The South Boundary BigRide is an absolutely stunning 40 mile mostly singletrack ride from Angel Fire Resort to Taos Youth and Family Center on the South Boundary Trail. The South Boundary trail is arguably the best ride in New Mexico and probably one of the top rides in the whole country with beautiful high alpine views and amazing aspen forests. It will be a perfect warm up for those training for Leadville, as the course tops out at nearly 11,000 feet!

The event itself is a race or a ride, depending on your level of seriousness. It is fully timed and supported with prizes for the top 3 finishers in each category. Think of it as a backcountry, singletrack fondo. You can go for it and try to get on the podium, or you can take your time and enjoy the amazing trail and alpine scenery of the South Boundary Trail.

NEW for 2017: The South Boundary BigRide will be part of the Zia Rides series. And, there will be categories for duos and teams. Race with your friends, and the last teammate to cross the finish line is your time for the event, like a team time trial.

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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
  • Ridelogs
More Stats for Zia Rides - Big Ride mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,536 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,016 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,551 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,016 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    18 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 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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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Oct 28, 2018 @ 10:06am
Oct 28, 2018
Happily surprised by little standing water above swales.
South Boundary - Section 1
Sep 13, 2018 @ 9:20am
Sep 13, 2018
1 down tree
South Boundary - Section 2
Sep 13, 2018 @ 9:20am
Sep 13, 2018
South Boundary Trail (Garcia Park to Forest Road 445)
Sep 13, 2018 @ 9:20am
Sep 13, 2018
South Boundary Trail
Aug 8, 2017 @ 10:18am
Aug 8, 2017
Beautiful.... so happy to find better access point then original fall line keep trail!
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