6.5 miles
Distance
666 ft
Climb
-1,229 ft
Descent
01:16:29
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of South Boundary Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    164
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Late May/June-Mid Oct/Nov
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #15903 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #76821 in Trail Running
    • #76456 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    USFS

The SBT (Trail 164) is typically ridden from east to west, starting at either the Forest Road 76 trailhead near Angel Fire, or the Garcia Park trailhead near Valle Escondido. 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for South Boundary Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -562 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,534 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,728 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,497 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,934 ft
  • Grade
    -1.6%
  • Grade max
    -31.3%
  • Grade min
    23.5%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,040 ft
  • Avg time
    01:16:29
  • Avg reverse time
    01:08:10
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Status:
on Sep 15, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      South Boundary Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 15, 2022 @ 7:31am
      Sep 15, 2022
      This first part of the South Boundary is completely closed. Access roads are also closed; even by bicycle they do not let the forest guards...
      Jul 12, 2022 @ 11:23am
      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.
      Oct 20, 2021 @ 1:33am
      Oct 20, 2021
      Rode from Angle Fire to end on 10/17. Some snow in shaded areas, but all packed down nicely. Could become icy with freeze/thaw. Open areas were...
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 8:53am
      Oct 9, 2021
      Jul 15, 2021 @ 5:50am
      Jul 15, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 12 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      All
      • 411 rides
      • Last: Aug 3, 2019

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      Trail Lists

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      ev-dog (Oct 20, 2021 at 1:35)
      First mile and a half or so is forest road. Lots of hunting traffic when I rode it. After singletrack peels off from the road the segment flows great and is very nice
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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
      TMBA 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]
      • + 1
      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]
      • + 1
      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
      JasonToliver (Apr 25, 2022 at 21:05)
      Turqoise Tours is now Shuttle Taos. Same folks, same awesome service: shuttletaos.com
      [Reply]





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