1 miles
Distance
632 ft
Climb
-108 ft
Descent
00:24:17
Avg time
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Lower Big Tesuque Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Santa Fe Mountains
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #22487 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Beginning at the Winsor Trail, Lower Big Tesuque trail is a bi-directional multi-use trail that connects the Upper Big Tesuque Trail and the Winsor Trail. It is a moderate climb with only a couple of short rocky sections to keep you honest, but is doable if you are in good aerobic shape. Descending, the trail is fast,fun, and flowy. Keeping speed in check would generally be wise, as the trail is popular with hikers, but less popular than the Winsor. Descending, the trail is not technical, making this a decent intermediate option in the area. Many people will connect the Big Tesuque trail with the Winsor for a long, fast descent.

Access Info

Multiple Trailheads

More Stats for Lower Big Tesuque bike trail
  • Altitude change
    524 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,143 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,667 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,144 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,667 ft
  • Grade
    7.138%
  • Grade max
    -15.525%
  • Grade min
    34.803%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1,589 ft
  • Distance flat
    461 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:44
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Status:
on May 25, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
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  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Lower Big Tesuque Trail Reports

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      May 25, 2019 @ 6:53pm
      May 25, 2019
      Pretty big tree down towards the bottom of lower big T. Definitely needs a chainsaw.
      May 4, 2019 @ 10:02am
      May 4, 2019
      some high water to cross
      Apr 27, 2019 @ 11:00am
      Apr 27, 2019
      Small areas of snow with a few down trees
      Feb 27, 2019 @ 8:08am
      Feb 27, 2019
      reporter
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 9:55pm
      Jul 12, 2018
      reporter The SFNF forest closure is over!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 45 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
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      • 90 rides
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      May 25, 2019 @ 6:55pm
      May 25, 2019

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