- Trail Running
Riding AreaCarson National Forest - Camino Real Ranger District
Taos, New Mexico
Voted DifficultyBlue (1 vote)
Bike TypeAM, XC
DirectionDownhill PrimaryPopular direction shown
Climb DifficultyBlack Diamond
Global Ranking#12012 in Mountain Biking [+]
- #74752 in Trail Running
- #69389 in Hiking
Local Popularity100 in Mountain Biking [+]
- 5 in Trail Running
- 5 in Hiking
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.
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More Stats for South Boundary - Section 2 mountain bike trail trail
Altitude change-571 ft
Altitude min9,271 ft
Altitude max9,958 ft
Altitude start9,910 ft
Altitude end9,339 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat1,279 ft
Avg reverse time01:38:55
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- Snow Groomed
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Snow Cover Inadequate
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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- Both Directions
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South Boundary -... Trail Reports
Jul 12, 2022 @ 11:11amJul 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 @ 6:55amMay 17, 2022
|reporter Drought and area fires have resulted in a forest closure. See taosmtb.org for other area rides.|
May 3, 2022 @ 8:23pmMay 3, 2022
|reporter Small snow patches and lots of trees, but you can get through most of it!|
Oct 20, 2021 @ 1:28amOct 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 @ 10:31amOct 14, 2021
- 6 rides
- 19 miles avg distance
- 16 rides
- 19 miles avg distance
- 711 rides
- Last: Aug 10, 2022
Routes with this trail
|South Boundary Trail Shuttle from FR76 to El Nogal||21 miles|
|South Boundary Trail Self-Served Loop||47 miles|
|South Boundary Max||50 miles|
|South Boundary Trail Shuttle from Garcia Park to El Nogal||13 miles|
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- Forest Road 445 0 ft
- Forest Service Trail #660a 276 ft
- Sierra De Don Fernando Summit Spur 2 miles
- South Boundary Trail (garcia Park To Forest Road 445) 4 miles
- Forest Road 437 6 miles
Carson National Forest - Camino Real Ranger District
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