2 miles
Distance
447 ft
Climb
-963 ft
Descent
00:28:12
Avg time
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Saddleback Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Santa Fe Mountains
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • AKA
    Sidewinder
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    April-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #15094 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking

From the ridge overlooking Winsor Trail - Saddleback and Chamisa intersect. Choosing Saddleback, one will begin to quickly climb and descend along a ridgeline for roughly a mile before the trail begins to descend sharply. The trail becomes rockier and more technically challenging as it rapidly descends towards the intersection with the Juan and Burn Trails. While the trail is bi-directional it would generally be a miserable experience to climb. Also, while there are hikers on this trail, it is far less popular in this regard than Winsor or Chamisa tend to be.

Access Info

Multiple Trailheads

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Saddleback mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -516 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,842 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,559 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,361 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,845 ft
  • Grade
    -3.964%
  • Grade max
    -41.066%
  • Grade min
    27.265%
  • Distance climb
    4,672 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    883 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:53:50
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Status:
on Apr 26, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (6 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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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Saddleback Trail Reports

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      Apr 26, 2020 @ 10:35am
      Apr 26, 2020
      Lots of chunk but I think that’s normal for this trail
      Mar 27, 2020 @ 6:05pm
      Mar 27, 2020
      reporter Good to go!
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 10:32am
      Sep 21, 2019
      Real loose in parts towards the end, rear was sliding around quite a bit.
      Apr 27, 2019 @ 11:00am
      Apr 27, 2019
      Mar 29, 2019 @ 9:39am
      Mar 29, 2019
      Pretty much mostly dry apart from 3 or 4 small areas of slushy snow in the shade.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 67 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 223 rides
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      Photos

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      Aug 4, 2020 @ 2:11pm
      2 hours
      43 |
      Mar 30, 2019 @ 9:15pm
      Mar 30, 2019
      66 |
      Mar 30, 2019 @ 9:14pm
      Mar 30, 2019
      85 |
      Jun 13, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Jun 13, 2017

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