28 miles
Distance
1,345 ft
Climb
-1,231 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of East Rim / Ute Mountain Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Details

  • Riding area
    Questa
    Questa, New Mexico
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    blm

This thirty-mile trail which follows the rim of the Río Grande gorge and winds around Ute Mountain to end at the New Mexico/Colorado border.

This makes a great point-to-point ride in either direction, an ambitious sixty-mile out-and back, or choose your own length to ride. Whichever way you decide to approach it, you'll enjoy great views along this pleasantly rolling doubletrack with the occasional sandy spot.

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More Stats for East Rim / Ute Mountain mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    114 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,404 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,435 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,548 ft
  • Grade
    0.078%
  • Grade max
    -12.806%
  • Grade min
    11.235%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Status:
on Jul 19, 2018
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to east-rim--ute-mountain trailhead (36.751800, -105.671850)
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East Rim / Ute... Trail Reports

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Jul 19, 2018 @ 9:27pm
Jul 19, 2018
Still as good as ever. There are still rough patches and sandy sections but nothing unmanageable.
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1 Review & Comments

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flag forestpunk (Jul 19, 2018 at 21:27)
 Great trail for long distance rides. Riding next to the Rio Grande gorge is impressive and the openness of the area is only an added benefit. This is my go to trail when i don't feel like climbing all day but still want to have fun.
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