La Tierra Trails For Mountain Biking

The 37th most popular mountain bike trail in New Mexico.

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Northwest of Santa Fe, the La Tierra Trail System offers 30+ miles of rolling, winding mountain biking. Locally known as The Whoops, the La Tierra mountain bike trails are a spiderweb-like trail network with dozens of possible loops. The singletracks and doubletracks twist through riparian terrain with scrub brush and pinion pine. With its close proximity to downtown Santa Fe, many riders just ride right from town to the trails.

The La Tierra Trail System is served by three trailhead parking areas: La Cuchara Trailhead, Frijoles Trailhead and Calabasas Trailhead.

To reach the La Tierra mountain biking trailheads from downtown Santa Fe, head north on US84 to the first exit for SR599. Head west on SR599 for about a mile. Turn right on Camino los Montoyas. The trailheads line Camino los Montoyas.

Overall, La Tierra Trails is the 37th most popular mountain bike trail of all 53 mountain biking rides in New Mexico. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby La Tierra Trails including Winsor Trail, Dale Ball Trail System, Cochiti Backcountry, Skyline Trail, Nambe Badlands and Arroyo Hondo Open Space.

Mountain Biking the La Tierra Trails in Santa Fe

Mountain Biking the La Tierra Trails in Santa Fe

La Tierra Trails Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  City Of Santa Fe Parks (505) 955-2100; NM Tourism (800) SEENEWM; Melo Velo, Santa Fe (505) 995-8356; Santa Fe Mountain Sports (505) 988-3337.

Recommended Map:  "Santa Fe / Los Alamos Trail Map" from Kent Schulte

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Big Tesque Campground; Old Santa Fe Inn; Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, NM

Luxury Loding:  Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe; Bishops Lodge

Breakfast Restaurant:  Pasquels, Santa Fe

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  35.708015, -105.967019

Date Published:  9/3/2016

Date Updated:  10/20/2017

ID:  23660

La Tierra Trails Mountain Biking Map


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