Agua Piedra Trail For Mountain Biking

The 20th most popular mountain bike trail in New Mexico.

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South of Taos and northwest of Holman, the Agua Piedra Campground is a great base for exploring 13 miles of mountain biking trails ranging from 8,400 feet to 11,400. The Agua Piedra Trail (#19A) heads south from the campground near the corral. It will take you to the junction of Trail 22, about one mile from the trailhead (8,400 feet). The old logging road continues up a drainage for another four miles then narrows as it switchbacks another mile to the Jicarita Ridge. The junction with Skyline Trail 36 is at the top of the ridge. Trail 22 heads northwest into Comales Canyon, Trail 22 climbs to Ripley Point (11,400 feet).

To reach mountain biking at the Agua Piedra Campground from Taos, head south on SR68 to SR75. Turn left heading east on SR75 for about 22 miles. The campground is on the right. There are two trailheads from at this campground. Use the second trailhead further up the road near the corral.

Overall, Agua Piedra Trail is the 20th most popular mountain bike trail of all 53 mountain biking rides in New Mexico. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Agua Piedra Trail including South Boundary Trail, Devisadero Loop Trail, Cordova Trails, Columbine Creek Trail, Northside Trail System and Angel Fire Bike ParkMaquinita Canyon Trail System.

Agua Piedra Trail in Carson National Forest(NM/US)

Agua Piedra Trail in Carson National Forest(NM/US)

Agua Piedra Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  CNF (505) 587-2255; Taos Visitors (800) 758-3873; New Mexico Tourism Department (505) 827-7400; Gearing Up Cycles (505) 758-0365.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking Northern NM" from Bob D'Antonio

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Agua Piedra Campground

Luxury Loding:  Fechin Inn, Taos (800) 811-2938

Breakfast Restaurant:  Michaels Kitchen Restaurant, Taos

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  36.13081, -105.52829

Date Published:  3/21/2016

Date Updated:  7/9/2016

ID:  14322

Agua Piedra Trail Mountain Biking Map


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