37 miles
Distance
5,168 ft
Climb
-6,703 ft
Descent
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
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
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
    -0.786%
  • Grade max
    -47.488%
  • Grade min
    32.88%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    18 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      South Boundary - Section 2
      Jun 7, 2019 @ 9:05am
      Jun 7, 2019
      Trees across in various places
      South Boundary Trail (Garcia Park to Forest Road 445)
      Jun 7, 2019 @ 9:05am
      Jun 7, 2019
      Trees across in various places
      Ojitos
      Jun 7, 2019 @ 9:05am
      Jun 7, 2019
      Rocks and more rocks
      South Boundary - Section 1
      Apr 26, 2019 @ 7:30pm
      Apr 26, 2019
      Snow above 8500 on north aspects, tree down below ojitos tie in
      Trail Access to Talpa Traverse + Ojitos Trails
      Mar 27, 2019 @ 4:55pm
      Mar 27, 2019
      The trail is not muddy, there are some damp but not muddy spots. Traction is great and the trail is in better condition than I have seen in years. Great time to ride!
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