1 miles
Distance
632 ft
Climb
-108 ft
Descent
00:24:46
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lower Big Tesuque Trail

Lower Big Tesuque Details

  • 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
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #22487 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 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

Local Trail Association
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
    00:24:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:44
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Status:
on Jul 12, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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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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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Lower Big Tesuque Trail Reports

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      Jul 12, 2018 @ 9:55pm
      Jul 12, 2018
      reporter The SFNF forest closure is over!
      Jun 7, 2018 @ 9:12am
      Jun 7, 2018
      reporter The SFNF is currently under closure due to extreme fire danger
      Oct 1, 2017 @ 2:06pm
      Oct 1, 2017
      Jul 17, 2017 @ 1:16pm
      Jul 17, 2017
      Apr 23, 2017 @ 5:37pm
      Apr 23, 2017
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      6 Months
      • 17 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 90 rides
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