6 miles
589 ft
-2,976 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Winsor Trail

Winsor Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Santa Fe Mountains
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12241 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking

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 bike 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,506 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 18, 2018
Avg: 4.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • 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
  • 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
Directions to winsor-trail trailhead (35.796130, -105.804682)
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Winsor Trail Trail Reports

Sep 18, 2018 @ 12:45pm
Sep 18, 2018
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
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Aug 6, 2017 @ 9:49pm
Aug 6, 2017
Winsor Trail, My City
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May 12, 2014 @ 12:57pm
May 12, 2014
| 1 comments Winsor Trail, Santa Fe
476 |
May 12, 2014 @ 12:38pm
May 12, 2014
Winsor Trail, Santa Fe

6 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag 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.
  • + 0
flag Klainmeister (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.
  • - 1
flag 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?
  • + 1
flag Klainmeister (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
  • + 0
flag bikerider4444 (Jul 22, 2016 at 13:51)
 Some people ride Illegal trails, others don't.

Your Choice, not mine.
  • + 0
flag 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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