7 miles
Distance
1,004 ft
Climb
-1,566 ft
Descent
01:17:06
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    164
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Late May/June-Late Oct
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #3314 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

The SBT (Trail 164) is typically ridden from east to west, starting at either the Forest Road 76 trailhead near Angelfire, or the Garcia Park trailhead near Valle Escondio. Typically these start points are accessed via a shuttle. Riding east to west makes the climbs more manageable, and downhills more delicious.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for South Boundary Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -562 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,539 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,741 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,488 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,926 ft
  • Grade
    -1.629%
  • Grade max
    -38.171%
  • Grade min
    45.98%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,210 ft
  • Avg time
    01:17:06
  • Avg reverse time
    01:38:06
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Status:
on Jun 19, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (4 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to south-boundary-trail-76536 trailhead (36.298854, -105.329597)
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      South Boundary Trail Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 96 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 91 rides
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      Photos

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      Aug 12, 2020 @ 8:05pm
      Aug 12, 2020
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      Aug 12, 2020 @ 8:05pm
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      13 |
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 8:03pm
      Aug 12, 2020
      176 |
      Nov 4, 2019 @ 2:26pm
      Nov 4, 2019

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      South Boundary Trail Shuttle from FR76 to El Nogal
      21 miles
      South Boundary Trail - Heaven on Earth out-and-back
      6 miles
      Zia Rides - Big Ride race
      37 miles
      South Boundary Trail race
      8 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag JasonToliver (Sep 19, 2017 at 9:14)
       Turquoise Tours offers shuttles to Full SBT (FR 76) or half SBT (Garcia Park) from Taos ( turquoisetours.us/south-boundary-shuttle )
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag twowheeledwanderer (Oct 29, 2019 at 8:09)
       I rode this in early October, 2019 and it was prime. The aspens were changing, the temps were cool, and it was a great add-on to a weekend at Angel Fire. Be prepared for a lot of cross-country, though. It's not techy at all until the final four miles of descent. Read more about the trail here twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/epic-review-south-boundary-trail-taos-new-mexico
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag fri501pm (Jun 24, 2020 at 12:22)
       Planning on riding the entire SBT as a shuttle this weekend. Is there water along the ride? Should I bring my water filter?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag TMBA (Jun 25, 2020 at 16:55)
       Not really... There's a spring toward the end that you can filter if desperate, but by that point, your about 4 miles from the trail-head anyway.
      [Reply]

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