10 miles
Distance
312 ft
Climb
-583 ft
Descent
01:49:32
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of West Rim Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

West Rim Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Taos
    Taos, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #74828 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 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
More Stats for West Rim Trail bike 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
    01:49:32
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Green
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      West Rim Trail Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 5, 2018 @ 2:26pm
      Oct 5, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 6 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Sep 15, 2018 @ 11:46am
      Sep 15, 2018
      West Rim Trail, Canberra
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      Sep 15, 2018 @ 11:46am
      Sep 15, 2018
      West Rim Trail, Canberra
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      Sep 15, 2018 @ 11:45am
      Sep 15, 2018
      West Rim Trail, Canberra
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      Sep 15, 2018 @ 11:45am
      Sep 15, 2018
      West Rim Trail, Canberra

      Routes with this trail

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      West Rim Trail ride
      10 miles
      West Rim Trail
      9 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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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