2.2 miles
Distance
348 ft
Climb
-99 ft
Descent
00:29:45
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Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of South Boundary - Garcia Park to Don Fernando Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Taos Canyon Trails
    Taos, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #36224 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #82339 in Trail Running
    • #69390 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner
    USFS

This GPS track goes the opposite direction I was biking, but either way this section is pretty fun.
I was headed uphill, and the track is pretty smooth and would be really fun as a downhill.
I would imagine you can loop this as a downhill by biking up FR 437 to FR 445, then hopping left onto the trail and riding back to Garcia Park. If you go this way, don't fly to fast off the whoops down towards the bottom.

I started at Garcia Park and headed down FR 437 for 100 yards or so before breaking off right into the field.
After a mile or so of climbing you hit a nice field to take a break in before the last bit of sustained climbing.
Then push on for another 1.5 miles to get to a fun downhill.
If you break off right when you hit the last field, you get a nice hilltop with views, when you've caught your breath, head left again to get back on the main trail and get ready for some fast straight pedaling across the hill.

See South Boundary Section 2 for the rest of the ride in this direction.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for South Boundary Trail - Garcia Park to Don Fernando multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    249 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,891 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,220 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,903 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,154 ft
  • Grade
    2.1%
  • Grade max
    -14.1%
  • Grade min
    26.1%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,772 ft
  • Distance flat
    745 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:23
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on Jun 8, 2023
Ideal
Avg: 4.2 (5 votes)
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      South Boundary... Trail Reports

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      Jun 8, 2023 @ 2:12am
      Jun 8, 2023
      Sep 19, 2022 @ 9:37am
      Sep 19, 2022
      Sep 15, 2022 @ 7:36am
      Sep 15, 2022
      Perfect for a good ride
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 9:12am
      Aug 17, 2022
      Couple of downed trees.
      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.
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