7 miles
468 ft
-3,381 ft
Avg time
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Rio en Medio Details

  • Riding area
    Santa Fe Mountains
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
  • Global Ranking

From the intersection with the Winsor Trail just below the Ski Santa Fe base Rio en Medio begins descending very steeply on loose rock; luckily this extremely technical section is brief but it sets the tone. Rio en Medio is a long, backcountry adventure, and has significant double black level sections along its length, though many sections of the trail are scenic and flowing as it follows its namesake body of water. However, the sections that are immensely technical, steep, and rough define the experience here. Also, given the remote nature of the trail as well as its length, Rio en Medio takes commitment, and there are multiple unmarked intersections that are easy to miss. In general take a map, and even wiser, take someone who knows the trail. The trail ends at the small village of En Medio, but there are earlier bailout options that, again, are easy to miss unless you are riding with someone who knows the area.

Access Info

Multiple Trailheads

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rio en Medio mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,914 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,274 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,188 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,188 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,274 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,635 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 12, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to rio-en-medio trailhead (35.793972, -105.805957)
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Rio en Medio Trail Reports

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
May 7, 2018 @ 8:07am
May 7, 2018
reporter Smaller trees cleared by REM's devoted riders, larger trees cleared by SFFTS.
Apr 23, 2018 @ 9:41am
Apr 23, 2018
reporter Report from April 22, 2018: REM has fallen trees from the very top to the bottom (upper and lower REM). In fact, there are certain areas for REM...
Jun 11, 2017 @ 12:14pm
Jun 11, 2017
REM is in great condition right now. Thanks to everyone who helped with clearing the trail!
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Apr 23, 2018 @ 9:44am
Apr 23, 2018
Rio en Medio, Santa Fe
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Jun 4, 2008 @ 3:58pm
Jun 4, 2008
| 1 comments Rio en Medio, Santa Fe

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R.E.M Santa Fe
3:44 | 151 | May 6, 2018 , Santa Fe
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