7 miles
Distance
468 ft
Climb
-3,381 ft
Descent
01:24:21
Avg time
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Rio en Medio Details

  • Riding area
    Dale Ball Trails
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Season
    June-October
  • 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
    -8.435%
  • Grade max
    -61.567%
  • Grade min
    37.461%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,635 ft
  • Avg time
    01:24:21
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on Jun 11, 2017
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Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Rio en Medio Trail Reports

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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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Jun 4, 2008 @ 3:58pm
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