2 miles
Distance
242 ft
Climb
-1,735 ft
Descent
00:38:16
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Raven's Ridge Trail

Raven's Ridge Details

  • Riding Area
    Santa Fe Mountains
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Global Ranking
    #23244 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking

From the summit of Deception Peak (12,250’) and the intersection of the Skyline Trail begins one of the most intense trails in New Mexico. Raven’s Ridge parallels the Wilderness boundary and strictly follows its namesake ridge for its entire length, this means whatever the ridge does, the trail does. This means STEEP, both up and down. You will hike at some point. The trail eventually begins to descend extremely steeply before you finally reach the piece de resistance, an extended rocky, off-camber downhill directly along side the barbed wire fence of the Wilderness boundary. Its simple, you crash, you get a barbed wire catch fence. If you do not consider yourself an advanced rider this trail will be a scenic hike. If you are an advanced rider and you don’t like raw trails, you will hate this trail. However, if you are the special kind of person that loves nasty, steep, scary, gnar, then this trail is everything you have ever wanted.

Access Info

Multiple Trailheads

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Raven's Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,493 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,813 ft
  • Altitude max
    12,308 ft
  • Altitude start
    12,308 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,815 ft
  • Grade
    -13.374%
  • Grade max
    -63.267%
  • Grade min
    43.102%
  • Distance climb
    1,659 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    233 ft
  • Avg time
    00:38:16
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Status:
on Oct 23, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
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Trail Ridden Direction

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

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  • Double Black Diamond

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
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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Directions to raven-s-ridge-75201 trailhead (35.793363, -105.774329)
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Raven's Ridge Trail Reports

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Oct 23, 2018 @ 1:15pm
Oct 23, 2018
First major snow of the season, icy, wet conditions
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
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Raven's Ridge, Santa Fe

1 Review & Comments

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flag matarratas (Aug 24, 2018 at 17:49)
 Description is accurate. If you like steap and technical, this is a must do!
Thanks!!
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