Winsor Trail Details
A lot of people ride this as a shuttled decent, but it also makes for a pretty hard out and back if you park at the base.
Keep in mind it is multi-use with lots of hikers and bikers going in both directions. Don't be a dick and haul ass around blind corners.
If you want to ride up (like a badass) There are several parking areas on the end of the road, just make note of the signs.
If parking is full, you could park down at the market a few miles away, or even ask if you can park at the Shidoni foundry.
Park, and head up the road to the trail head, you cant miss it. There's a couple turns along the way that are unmarked, just stay left. Any other trail forks should have trail signs, but when in doubt, follow the bike tracks.
Bike uphill for 9.25 miles. Take it easy down low, it will get a lot harder as you go.
There are about 7 stream crossings down low, so if you're headed up and want dry feet, either bring spare socks or try to cross on the logs. A few have bridges, but not all.
If you shuttle, drive up towards Ski Sante Fe and park just before the base area on the left. The trail begins right there. You begin descending a fairly fast and technical section before crossing a forest road. After the road crossing, the trail becomes less technical and faster. You'll come to several trail junctions on the way down, just follow Winsor signs, or the majority of bike tracks.
Lower down, the trail crosses back and forth over Tesuque Creek several times before dumping out onto a private dirt road. The trail continues in and out of the road before ending on the pavement.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Winsor Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change-2,387 ft
Altitude min7,926 ft
Altitude max10,315 ft
Altitude start10,315 ft
Altitude end7,928 ft
Distance climb1 miles
Distance down4 miles
Distance flat1,506 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry