4,255 ft
Distance
2 ft
Climb
-561 ft
Descent
00:06:17
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Big Tesuque Trail

Upper Big Tesuque Details

  • Riding Area
    Santa Fe Mountains
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May-November
  • Global Ranking
    #15901 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Beginning at the Big Tesuque parking lot, Big Tesuque trail is a bi-directional multi-use trail that connects the Lower Big Tesuque Trail and the Winsor Trail to the Aspen Vista Trail. It is a strenuous climb (including a short wood stair section that would be incredibly difficult to ride) but generally doable if you are in good aerobic shape. Descending, the trail is very fast and fun, but keeping speed in check would generally be wise, as the trail is very popular with hikers, particularly when the aspens are changing in the fall. Again, the most difficult section is the short section of wood stairs, which gives this trail a black diamond rating, otherwise the trail would be a doable intermediate trail heading downhill.

Access Info

Multiple Trailheads

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Big Tesuque bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -560 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,669 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,229 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,229 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,669 ft
  • Grade
    -13.154%
  • Grade max
    -23.042%
  • Grade min
    2.562%
  • Distance climb
    62 ft
  • Distance down
    4,161 ft
  • Distance flat
    31 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:47
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Status:
on Jul 12, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 80%
  • > 70%
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Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Upper Big Tesuque Trail Reports

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      Jul 12, 2018 @ 9:55pm
      Jul 12, 2018
      reporter The SFNF forest closure is over!
      Jun 7, 2018 @ 9:12am
      Jun 7, 2018
      reporter The SFNF is currently under closure due to extreme fire danger
      Apr 30, 2018 @ 5:43am
      Apr 30, 2018
      Trees cleared and snow gone, good to go
      Apr 8, 2018 @ 10:43am
      Apr 8, 2018
      Clear except for snow towards the bottom near the creek
      Jul 17, 2017 @ 1:16pm
      Jul 17, 2017
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      • 16 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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