1 miles
Distance
1,109 ft
Climb
2 miles
High Point

Phoenix Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Taos Ski Valley
    Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Land Manager
    USFS

This mountain road ascends Kachina Peak's lower slopes and is accessible during the summer months. Park at the Williams Lake trailhead across from the Wheeler Peak condos on Kachina Road.

Ride down the Williams Lake Trail, pass the Bavarian and Phoenix Lodge by Lift #4, and continue up the Williams Lake Trail until you reach a turn where the Williams Lake Trail branches left, and there's a small building on the outside of the switchback.

Continue past the building to the right onto a doubletrack, then left at a road junction a little ways further. From here, the trail follows a mountain road as it winds back and forth, beneath the lift, and crossing the ski runs on a steep ascent to the base of Kachina Peak's north facing alpine bowl. Some of the climbs, being steep, require lung-busting endurance.

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More Stats for Phoenix Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,109 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,299 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,299 ft
  • Altitude end
    11,408 ft
  • Grade
    14.118%
  • Grade max
    3.627%
  • Grade min
    76.983%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
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