6 miles
Distance
589 ft
Climb
-2,976 ft
Descent
00:42:26
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 (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12241 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 65 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.

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
    -7.434%
  • Grade max
    -39.524%
  • Grade min
    25.116%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,506 ft
  • Avg time
    00:42:26
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Status:
on Sep 21, 2019
Variable
Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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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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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Winsor Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 21, 2019 @ 10:32am
      Sep 21, 2019
      Jul 17, 2019 @ 3:53pm
      Jul 17, 2019
      May 29, 2019 @ 8:03am
      May 29, 2019
      Apr 25, 2019 @ 3:11pm
      Apr 25, 2019
      Snow at and near the top and a few trees down.From the Big T down is dry and good the go
      Feb 27, 2019 @ 8:08am
      Feb 27, 2019
      reporter Variable snow, mud and downed trees
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 43 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 90 rides
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      35 |
      Apr 25, 2019 @ 3:12pm
      Apr 25, 2019
      90 |
      Aug 6, 2017 @ 9:49pm
      Aug 6, 2017
      370 |
      May 12, 2014 @ 12:57pm
      May 12, 2014
      | 1 comments
      530 |
      May 12, 2014 @ 12:38pm
      May 12, 2014

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

      Your Choice, not mine.
      [Reply]
      • + 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!
      [Reply]

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