South of Albequerque and west of Socorro, the Magdalena Mountains has several mountain biking routes. These routes include Jordan Canyon, Hop Canyon and Six Mile Canyon.
There are three main trailheads which are all located off US60 west of Socorro.
The Water Canyon Campground trailhead is at the end of the road which intersects with US60 at Milepost 123.5
The Jordan Canyon trailhead is near the windmill down the dirt road which intersects with US60 at Milepost 120.
The Kelly Mine trailhead is located near the Kelly Mine. Follow the signs from US60 in the town of Magdalena to the Kelly Mine site.
Overall, Magdalena Mountains - Water Canyon is the 31st most popular mountain bike trail of all 53 mountain biking rides in New Mexico.