9.9 miles
Distance
923 ft
Climb
-923 ft
Descent
01:18:20
Avg time
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Rift Valley Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Taos Valley Overlook Trails
    Taos, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #59673 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    BLM

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Rift Valley Trail is a 10 mile popular green singletrack family friendly trail located near Taos New Mexico. This mountain bike primary trail can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating with a 923 ft green climb. On average it takes 1 hour18 minutes to complete this trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Rift Valley Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,676 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,998 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,997 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,998 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -25.816%
  • Grade min
    44.674%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    01:18:20
  • Avg reverse time
    01:28:12
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Status:
on Jul 30, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.75 (4 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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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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      Rift Valley Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 30, 2021 @ 8:29am
      Jul 30, 2021
      Some erosion from recent rains. And watch out for more rain. Please don’t ride it if the trail is muddy.
      Jul 30, 2021 @ 8:29am
      Jul 30, 2021
      Heavy erosion in spots Trail was dry but more rain in the forecast.
      Apr 13, 2021 @ 1:44pm
      Apr 13, 2021
      reporter
      Apr 9, 2021 @ 7:55am
      Apr 9, 2021
      reporter
      Mar 8, 2021 @ 3:49pm
      Mar 8, 2021
      Mostly dry as of March 7, 2021. Still a few muddy spots, but minor.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 35 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 128 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 8, 2020 @ 7:16am
      Jun 8, 2020
      57 |
      Jun 8, 2020 @ 7:16am
      Jun 8, 2020
      107 |
      May 14, 2017 @ 11:11am
      May 14, 2017
      336 |
      Nov 8, 2014 @ 11:46am
      Nov 8, 2014

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Rift Valley Trail
      12 miles
      A Ride w a View - out-and-back
      4 miles
      Short 5-miler at Taos Valley Overlook
      5 miles
      Rift Valley Trail ride
      11 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      DBoop7 (Apr 19, 2018 at 8:00)
       Fun trail!! Good condition with many places overlooking the gorge. However this trail should be rated green, its very easy.
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      • + 0
      Matthewtcox (Jun 8, 2020 at 7:17)
       Easy ride, trail is marked well with wooden signs. Should be rated a green trail. Great views of the valley.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      fatbottomgirl (Jul 10, 2021 at 17:46)
       Smooth, fun, scenic and unique.
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      Videos

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      youtuber Taos Rift Valley Trail
      2:35 | 420 | Feb 28, 2019 , Taos
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