5.5 miles
Distance
642 ft
Climb
-1,214 ft
Descent
00:46:49
Avg time
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  • USFS
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12012 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #74752 in Trail Running
    • #69389 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

This track goes the opposite way I biked, so keep that in mind when you read this.

Starting at near the summit of Sierra de Don Fernando, you descend on FR 164 for a bit before hopping on South Boundary.
Once you're on SB, pop your bike in the highest gear and crank away down this long slightly downhill traverse across the side of the hill.

The trail is pretty smooth, so you can go pretty fast.
There's almost 3 miles of this kind of trail before you hit a nice field.
Head up the hill to the left if you want a nice view north.

From here the trail changes a bit into some tighter and rooty sections.
Watch those sharp corners and roots
As you get lower, things go from rooty, to rocky.
Take a slight right onto FR 437 to continue down the SB trail.
Right at the end there's a rollover on a tree. It looks like a drop, but there's some flat rocks on the back that make this pretty easy if you're going slow.

Not sure who would ride up this...it would be terrible.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for South Boundary - Section 2 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -571 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,271 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,958 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,910 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,339 ft
  • Grade
    -1.972%
  • Grade max
    -32.484%
  • Grade min
    30.373%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,279 ft
  • Avg time
    00:46:49
  • Avg reverse time
    01:38:55
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on Jul 12, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)
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      South Boundary -... Trail Reports

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      Jul 12, 2022 @ 11:11am
      Jul 12, 2022
      Trail open and clear from Garcia Park west to Taos. Forest service closure east of Garcia Park. FR437 is closed to vehicles.
      May 17, 2022 @ 6:55am
      May 17, 2022
      reporter Drought and area fires have resulted in a forest closure. See taosmtb.org for other area rides.
      May 3, 2022 @ 8:23pm
      May 3, 2022
      reporter Small snow patches and lots of trees, but you can get through most of it!
      Oct 20, 2021 @ 1:28am
      Oct 20, 2021
      Rode from Angel fire to end on 10/17. Snow on north facing slope but it was packed nicely and actually kinda grippy. Could become icy with...
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 10:31am
      Oct 14, 2021
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      • 6 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
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      • 19 miles avg distance
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      • 711 rides
      • Last: Aug 10, 2022

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