6.1 miles
Distance
589 ft
Climb
-2,976 ft
Descent
00:47:18
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Winsor Trail

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    Land Manager

Winsor Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Santa Fe Mountains
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #10087 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #24656 in Trail Running
    • #27389 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Winsor Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,387 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,926 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,315 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,315 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,928 ft
  • Grade
    -7.434%
  • Grade max
    -39.524%
  • Grade min
    25.116%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,506 ft
  • Avg time
    00:47:18
  • Avg reverse time
    01:27:26
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Status:
on Nov 14, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (10 votes)

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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Winsor Trail Trail Reports

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      Nov 14, 2021 @ 1:11pm
      Nov 14, 2021
      Bueno
      Nov 14, 2021 @ 1:10pm
      Nov 14, 2021
      Bueno
      Nov 9, 2021 @ 1:43pm
      Nov 9, 2021
      Jul 13, 2021 @ 3:09pm
      Jul 13, 2021
      Really nice at the top from rain. Didn't really seem like it got much down lower but it's not too dry.
      Jun 16, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Jun 16, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 90 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 165 rides
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      Oct 14, 2021 @ 5:26pm
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      Aug 6, 2017 @ 9:49pm
      Aug 6, 2017
      518 |
      May 12, 2014 @ 12:57pm
      May 12, 2014
      | 1 comments
      696 |
      May 12, 2014 @ 12:38pm
      May 12, 2014

      Routes with this trail

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      Santa Fe Variety Pack
      16 miles
      Winsor Triple Fork
      19 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      bikerider4444 (Jul 14, 2016 at 17:20)
       around 40 min run if you don't stop, little up's now and again towards the bottom.

      Local Club's Nerfed the trail big time, but still fun, not sure if i'd call it a black diamond trail. . . Hitch Hiking for the win if your solo or don't want to wait on wankers.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Klainmeister SFFTS (Jul 22, 2016 at 8:04)
       Oh heck, did you build the trail? Oh that's right, it was a hiker, equestrian trail well before mountain bikes existed. Please take your DH bike to a real downhill track and show some times...lol @ 40 min decent. I have done that faster on a 120mm XC bike. Larry.
      [Reply]
      • - 2
      bikerider4444 (Jul 22, 2016 at 12:07)
       Did the local club build this trail? No, they just make it lame by taking rocks out. What are you defending? Weak trail?
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Klainmeister SFFTS (Jul 22, 2016 at 12:13)
       No, not at all, but the sense of entitlement is pretty absurd. The Forest Service gave the group a mandate: fix the eroding sections of trail or it will be closed from mountain bikers.

      Your choice
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      bikerider4444 (Jul 22, 2016 at 13:51)
       Some people ride Illegal trails, others don't.

      Your Choice, not mine.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      bikerider4444 (Jul 14, 2016 at 17:23)
       Trail's Listed as 5 miles, This is not the case.

      Please don't donate to the fat tire society, they are not downhill friendly, nerf trail, and build sub standard trail. However, Donate to the Real trail club, IRIDENM, it's a non profit, dude maintains the moto track and Dirt jumps at La Tierra, which have existed for 20 years!
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