Alamitos Trail For Mountain Biking
The 23rd most popular mountain bike trail in New Mexico.
Thursday 18 August 2016 03:58 GMT
South of Taos and northwest of Holman, the Alamitos Trail is a 13.6 mile mountain bike route above 10,000 feet. This trail climbs from Alamitos Trailhead to the Jicarita Peak Ridge then descends 1,000 feet in elevation into the East Fork of the Rio Santa Barbara drainage. The 1,000 foot drop into the drainage is steep and difficult. About 3.5 miles from the Alamitos Trailhead a spur trail takes a side trip to Serpent Lake. The trail climbs steeply up Jicarita Peak Ridge for another mile. The Jicarita Peak Ridge is barren and exposed and should be avoided during bad weather.
Trail 19 can also be accessed from the Agua Piedra campground on State Highway 518. The trail form Agua Piedra campground to the East Fork of the Rio Santa Barbara is 16 miles.
Overall, Alamitos Trail is the 23rd most popular mountain bike trail of all 53 mountain biking rides in New Mexico. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Alamitos Trail including South Boundary Trail, Maquinita Canyon Trail System, Agua Piedra Trail, Devisadero Loop Trail, Cordova Trails, Columbine Creek Trail, Amole Trail System, .