9.6 miles
Distance
312 ft
Climb
-583 ft
Descent
01:10:31
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of West Rim Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

West Rim Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Taos
    , New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #59711 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #76202 in Trail Running
    • #30925 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

A mixture of rocky singletrack and jeep trails with sweeping views of the Rio Grande. Lots of wildlife along the way including bighorn sheep. No big elevation changes and no shade. The toughest part of the ride can be the wind.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for West Rim Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -271 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,718 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,989 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,989 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,718 ft
  • Grade
    -0.534%
  • Grade max
    -29.329%
  • Grade min
    61.75%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,259 ft
  • Avg time
    01:10:31
  • Avg reverse time
    02:14:41
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Status:
on Jul 21, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4 (2 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
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      West Rim Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 21, 2021 @ 2:46pm
      Jul 21, 2021
      reporter Beware afternoon thunderstorms. Don't leave tracks!
      Oct 3, 2020 @ 9:04am
      Oct 3, 2020
      Nov 12, 2019 @ 5:37pm
      Nov 12, 2019
      Nov 4, 2019 @ 8:01pm
      Nov 4, 2019
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 6:10am
      Jul 8, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 21 rides
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      Sep 17, 2021 @ 6:03pm
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      Sep 17, 2021 @ 6:02pm
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      Routes with this trail

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      West Rim Trail ride
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      West Rim Trail
      9 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Ironwood72 (Sep 15, 2018 at 11:47)
       Great trail. Easy with some small rock patches. Trail well back from the edge yet great views all along the ride. Definitely green.

      We drove south from Taos which is a great drive down and up the canyon to get to the south start, but far easier to drive to the north entrance.
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