6.1 miles
195 ft
-2,513 ft
Avg time
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Winsor Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Santa Fe Mountains
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #10087 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #24656 in Trail Running
    • #27389 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

[September 2022: 1% of the downhill riders are giving 100% of the MTB community a bad name. PLEASE be nice. PLEASE slow down with lots of room when you approach another trail user. Remember, nobody cares about your Strava time. Chillax and ride nice. Please pass the word. Thanks.]

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
    -2,319 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,942 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,293 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,261 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,943 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,159 ft
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    768 ft
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on May 12, 2024
Avg: 4.75 (17 votes)
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      Winsor Trail Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 42 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      • 490 rides
      • Last: Jul 13, 2024


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